I have to confess, I have never seen an Uwe Boll film. Nor do I ever care to. But, for some reason I was thinking about this guy today. He always seems to be in the media with outrageous claims and his films are universally panned, yet he keeps making them. It led me to think about Ed Wood and that Uwe Boll may have a similar fate. That is maybe Uwe Boll is our generation’s Ed Wood. Of course Boll is more known during his time, but the internet and modern communication tools allow that. What I’m trying to say is, that for all the crap we have to put up with this guy perhaps one day he’ll be the topic of an actual good film (that is if you like Tim Burton’s Ed Wood which I do). I mean he’s gotta have a pretty interesting story, right? This dude believes Michael Bay is the director of all directors. He’s not even aiming that high and he still flounders. He’s an anamoly just like Wood was/is. That’s probably why he’s in the media so much, the guy is just so unbelievably ridiculous he should have his own episode of Ripley’s Believe It Or Not.
That said…let me just put one more thought out there. If you think he’s the biggest idiot on the planet, what about the people who decide to give him money and think it’s a good investment? Just imagine reading a Uwe Boll script and saying “ok, I’ll finance you.” Wow.
Behind every great book adaptation is a forgettable first try. — By Ryan Covey