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Old 09-10-18, 01:50 PM
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The question at the center of Uwe Boll’s story has existed since early on in his career: Is Uwe the worst filmmaker of all time? FUCK YOU ALL: The Uwe Boll Story is a documentary that explores the unique life and career of the notorious renegade filmmaker. Through personal interviews with Uwe Boll himself, the people who have worked faithfully alongside him, his harshest critics and everyone in-between, this film offers an entertaining and somewhat shocking portrait of this lightning rod of the film industry.

Honing his craft as an indie filmmaker in Germany in the early 90s, Uwe Boll never could have imagined the life that would lay itself out in front of him. He has experienced a storied career that has led to such highs as working with Oscar-winning actors and making films with 60 million dollar budgets, and has reached such lows as having actors publicly disparage their films with Boll and online petitions for him to stop making films reaching hundreds of thousands of signatures. None of this stopped Uwe from continuing to put out movie after movie, totaling 32 feature films before retiring and opening a successful high end restaurant.

Already a cult legend, Uwe Boll will be remembered forever in the film world. Some will remember him as a modern-day Ed Wood, who made films so bad, they’re good. Others will remember him as the prolific filmmaker who came from a small town in Germany and never compromised his integrity while he created his own path in Hollywood.
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Old 09-10-18, 01:56 PM
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I'm not sure I want to see a movie whose trailer ends with the sentence, "It's just a waste of time."
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Old 09-10-18, 04:45 PM
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The Uwe Boll thing is one of the earliest examples of the internet nonsense that is now everywhere.

The guy was nowhere near being the "worst ever."
Complete B.S.
At the time, it became fashionable/fun to talk shit about EB.
And if there is one thing the net is most famous for it is PILING ON just because others are doing it.
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Oh Uwe...we hardly knew ya....which is the way most of us prefer it.
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Old 09-10-18, 05:00 PM
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I can say in all honesty that I've never seen any of his movies.
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^Either have I, but I do remember that his middle name is "Toilet".
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I can say in all honesty that I've never seen any of his movies.
He is one step below Michael Bay but one step up from Christopher Nolan.
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I didn't think his Rampage movie was horrible...
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Are any of his movies worth watching?
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Old 09-11-18, 11:48 AM
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Greatest title ever.
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Old 09-11-18, 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by funkyryno View Post
Are any of his movies worth watching?
Postal was a great example of satire from a source that has no idea what satire is but thought it sounded fun. Which I guess makes it worth watching? for Educational Purposes?

I missed his latest films such as Blubberella, Auschwitz, Attack on Darfur and Attack on Wall Street.
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His horror films have been masochistic checklist items in our annual horror challenge before; I grew to view them in an MST3K kind of way to make them tolerable.
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Originally Posted by funkyryno View Post
Are any of his movies worth watching?
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I missed his latest films such as Blubberella, Auschwitz, Attack on Darfur and Attack on Wall Street.
From a non-MST3K (without the riffing sense) ... Darfur wasn't bad. Though everything about it made it clear that it was an attempt at an A-level movie by people with C level (at best) talent. I haven't seen Tunnel Rats, but it looks to have the best reviews of his movies and sounds like an interesting idea for a movie (a gritty small-scale Vietnam movie about a special unit that tunnels in enemy territory).

I never really understood the hatred Boll got from movie geek community back in the day. If someone makes movies I don't like, I don't watch them. It's certainly not something worth getting worked up over. And it's impressive that Boll managed to get funding for all of those movies (including a reported $60 million for In the Name of the King).

Though I suspect Boll himself played up the bad press to make himself seem more interesting and controversial than he was.
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I've seen:
House of the Dead
Alone in the Dark
BloodRayne
In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale
BloodRayne: Deliverance

His newer stuff just seemed like bottom of the barrel Asylum-level films.
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I never really understood the hatred Boll got from movie geek community back in the day. If someone makes movies I don't like, I don't watch them. It's certainly not something worth getting worked up over. And it's impressive that Boll managed to get funding for all of those movies (including a reported $60 million for In the Name of the King).

Though I suspect Boll himself played up the bad press to make himself seem more interesting and controversial than he was.
He was hated because he made bad videogame movies. So he had the combined hatred of gamers and film fans.
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He was hated because he made bad videogame movies. So he had the combined hatred of gamers and film fans.
Maybe that's it.
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He was hated because he made bad videogame movies. So he had the combined hatred of gamers and film fans.
This
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The guy was nowhere near being the "worst ever."
True. That honor goes to another German director: Ulli Lommel (RIP)
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Originally Posted by Gunde View Post
True. That honor goes to another German director: Ulli Lommel (RIP)
I wasn't familiar with him.

Interesting bio...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulli_Lommel
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Originally Posted by Gunde View Post
True. That honor goes to another German director: Ulli Lommel (RIP)
Didnít he have at least one really good film though?
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Originally Posted by Drexl View Post
He was hated because he made bad videogame movies. So he had the combined hatred of gamers and film fans.
That's probably true, but I still think it's silly. How many video game to movie adaptations have actually resulted in good movies?

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True. That honor goes to another German director: Ulli Lommel (RIP)
Originally Posted by melasnus View Post
I wasn't familiar with him.

Interesting bio...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulli_Lommel
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Didnít he have at least one really good film though?
Tenderness of the Wolves is probably the one movie of his that is genuinely good. Though that was in Lommel's early year when he was still closely associated with Rainer Werner Fassbinder (who served as the producer for that movie). The screenplay was also by the guy that wrote many of Fassbinder's movies (Kurt Raab). In retrospect, this movie seems much more like a Fassbinder movie that an Uli Lommel movie.

I do have a soft spot for Lommel's The Boogeyman. It made quite an impression on me when I saw it on video as a kid. I suspect it hasn't aged well for me, though.
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