I've mentioned my bizarre obsession with Uwe Boll before. I think it goes back to my affection for blind ambitious losers. It's why I enjoy watching Larry Cohen's films regardless of the fact that I seldom like a one.
[NOTE: While Cohen's directed films are consistently poor, his scripts have been fleshed out in the hands of others... namely: Phone Booth and Cellular.]
So, on the day before the wide release (dump???) of INTOTK : ADST, the NY Post asked Boll a few questions:
Uwe Boll is to directing what cirrhosis is to the liver. Or so his critics would have you believe. His movies - popcorn-action flicks based on video games like BloodRayne - have been eviscerated by reviewers and earned him the title of "world's worst director." Not that he's turned the other cheek to criticism. The German director's been known to e-mail journalists colorful missives, and in 2006 he challenged five naysayers to a boxing match - and whipped them all.
His latest film, In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale, starring Jason Statham, opens Friday. Not surprisingly, the movie is based on a video game. The hero is a simple farmer who helps save the kingdom from an evil magician and his monster army. (read the full interview HERE)
But is Boll really "the world's worst director"? Nah, far from it. The man at least has a boisterous and intriguingly jejune quality to his films,... which is more than I'm willing to grant Alfonso Cuaron.