Thursday, October 27, 2016

Worst Video Game Movie Director Leaving the Business!!!

Just off the presses: Uwe Boll, the German filmmaker that has made a lot of crappy video game based movies, is retiring! Time to put on those spandex pants and dance your ass off like it's 1985! Best news of the week.

Boll has been known for decades for producing and directing crappy films. Critics have used him as a benchmark of "bad" movies. He earned the nickname of 'The Raging Boll' for being aggressive against reviewers and has threatened some to join him in a boxing ring. But he's retiring not because of his piss-poor movies. It's because "the market is dead." Speaking to Toronto Metro News about his latest movie 'Rampage: President Down' he doesn't see a profit in the business anymore. He'd like to continue to make films, but the rising costs and low return are not worth the investment. 'Rampage' will be his final film, he says.

"[Y]ou don’t make any money anymore on movies because the DVD and Blu Ray market worldwide has dropped 80 per cent in the last three years. That is the real reason; I just cannot afford to make movies.”

Of course Boll isn't going down without setting himself on fire in a blaze of glory. He believes that with his retirement, people are more likely to watch his movies and see how "real" they are compared to the content coming out of Hollywood. If that spurns his comeback, I'm going to hold every one of you responsible for it. This man does not need to continue to make movies. They suck. He always falls into the same cycles of trouble with pacing, story development, character interest, and sloppy editing.

He's been bankrolling his own films since 2005 and used video games as a means to add capital.

Basically he never cared about the games. He wanted money to use those funds to produce the movies he really wanted to make. At least the man is honest about his reasons, even if he did tarnish the reputation of gaming movies.

But if you do have a soft spot for the Boll, you could always visit his restaurant Bauhaus in Vancouver. BTW, critics do enjoy the food there.

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