Uwe Boll gets postal... no, really
Uwe Boll will likely never win any congeniality contest. The highly combative German director has butted heads with anyone who has, to his mind, unfairly criticized his movies—which is everyone. He has even gotten into a boxing match with critics just to prove his point.
Now, the man is all riled up again because of news that his new movie, Postal, is going to open on just four screens in the US. Boll has posted a very scathing message on the official Postal website and bashed everyone—Michael Bay, George W. Bush, the movies that are coming out of Hollywood. Boll claims that the real reason why cinemas all over the US are not supporting his movie is because of its controversial subject.
He says that what he tries to give the audience with Postal is the bigger picture. It is, he claimed, a movie that tries to expose the lies perpetuated by Bush after 9-11, when he started a war against a country that never had any connections with Osama Bin Laden.
The highly entertaining, vitriol filled rant is something that has to be read. In a way, I feel for the guy for getting a lot of flak for what is generally perceived as some of the worst movies ever to be put on celluloid. But his attacks on other people will not likely win him a lot of supporters. I also think that Boll is a bad director but in a way, I have to say that it would be cool to have the complete Uwe Boll filmography in my DVD collection.