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The Postal Movie is Really Bad

Zonk posted more than 7 years ago | from the those-poor-men dept.

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Chris Kohler and Chris Baker of Wired had the deeply unfortunate task of watching Uwe Boll's latest affront to cinema and gaming: Postal. Kohler has a rundown on the exceedingly strange movie and its premiere. "Boll seems out to shock his audience into stunned disbelief rather than actually entertain them. Early in the movie, we get a long, leisurely shot of a fully nude Foley scratching his reproductive organs. I don't want to sound like I personally was offended or shocked by anything. In fact, the only time I laughed was during the movie's opening sequence, a comedy skit in the cockpit of one of the September 11 airplanes (they're fighting over the number of virgins they get in Paradise). It was legitimately well-paced and funny. But it was followed by 90 minutes of flat jokes." Baker has a much more in-depth look at Boll and the film's background ... if that's something you really want to hear about.

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This just in... (0)

GeekyMike (575177) | more than 7 years ago | (#20218995)

Postal is bad, and water is wet.

Re:This just in... (1)

evwah (954864) | more than 7 years ago | (#20219377)

I thought it was dihydrogen monoxide that was bad!

Re:This just in... (1)

rabblerabble (884373) | more than 7 years ago | (#20220751)

Too right Sir, good thing we've all signed the petition to ban it. It's just not green enough. Overexposure to it has been known to cause a slow painful death in the most dreadful ways.

Uwe Boll has Real Ultimate Power! (1)

spun (1352) | more than 7 years ago | (#20225253)

Beware: Raging Boll [wikipedia.org] will kick your ass if you criticize his films!

Re:This just in... (1)

GeekyMike (575177) | more than 6 years ago | (#20269037)

wow, 2 posts warrants it overrated. Glad the humor police are still up and kickin'

I... (4, Insightful)

TellarHK (159748) | more than 7 years ago | (#20219115)

... I really, really don't know what words can be used to describe what I just read. Really. I don't. September 11th and Nazi gold jokes are bad enough, but is the world really ready for a movie featuring Dave Foley scratching his fully exposed balls?

Re:I... (4, Funny)

UbuntuDupe (970646) | more than 7 years ago | (#20219249)

In fairness, George Lucas scratching his fully-exposed balls would have been an improvement over the Prequels.

Re:I... (2, Insightful)

evwah (954864) | more than 7 years ago | (#20219881)

except that after foley scratches his balls, there is still a terrible movie that follows

so how would you feel if you had to watch george lucas scratching his balls and then watch episode 1 immediately after in all of its jar-jar glory? the word suicide comes to mind.

Re:I... (4, Funny)

ConceptJunkie (24823) | more than 7 years ago | (#20220607)

In fairness, George Lucas scratching his fully-exposed balls would have been an improvement over the Prequels

Isn't that more or less what the Prequels were?

Re:I... (1)

_Sprocket_ (42527) | more than 7 years ago | (#20221551)

In fairness, George Lucas scratching his fully-exposed balls would have been an improvement over the Prequels.
It also might have given more sense to the term "Midichlorian". Of course... exactly what this would mean to the terms "pod race" and "Jedi duel" is best left unexplored.

Re:I... (1)

Otter (3800) | more than 7 years ago | (#20219311)

I hope Foley at least put his cup of coffee down before filming that scene!

A movie about Beastiality which you haven't seen.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#20219929)

La Beste, it's french, it's from the 70s. It's not a monster movie. It's a movie which starts off with graphic horse sex, including licking of ejaculate, a fair amount of nudity, and the kind of epic puppetry which would make Steve-O blush and put Wondershowzen to shame. I thought I was going to see a horror movie, and I ended up laughing my ass off and something which seems like it'd be illegal to show, and would currently be completely illegal to make. Watching some random french chick getting raped then tit-fucked by an ejaculating puppet can apparently have that effect. In 30 years Postal may well be confusing, and funny beyond all good taste and reason.

Re:I... (1)

suv4x4 (956391) | more than 7 years ago | (#20221821)

... I really, really don't know what words can be used to describe what I just read. Really. I don't. September 11th and Nazi gold jokes are bad enough, but is the world really ready for a movie featuring Dave Foley scratching his fully exposed balls?

It's like that in USA, you gotta get used to it. Grand theft auto, a game about killing cops and stealing cars. But what pulled it out of the stores? A hidden texture of a nude woman that could be enabled with a third party patch.

The entire reason for this article being on Slashdot escapes me. But if anything, it just proves once more that Uwe's bashers are much sadder than Uwe himself.

Re:I... (1)

MyIS (834233) | more than 7 years ago | (#20229977)

Whoosh? Or troll?

Re:I... (1)

acidrain69 (632468) | more than 7 years ago | (#20230825)

Except the game sold well long before the hot coffee BS/"controversy". And it had two prequels that sold well. And it's just a badass game.

Re:I... (1)

Stanistani (808333) | more than 7 years ago | (#20253789)

According to ugo.com, Uwe Boll wants to make a sequel to Schindler's List.

If this comes to pass, there will be a rain of frogs and blood from the faucets will flow unbridled.

DE.ZA.KH. A.DA.SH. BA.A.HA.V.

This is not news. (5, Funny)

mdenham (747985) | more than 7 years ago | (#20219155)

I mean, it's about an Uwe Boll movie. Of course the movie sucks!

Re:This is not news. (1)

neonmonk (467567) | more than 7 years ago | (#20219461)

I'm so sick of Uwe Boll. I just can't understand why this guy hasn't gone away yet. He couldn't make a good movie if his life and the rest of the Planet's and the Princess' life depended on it.
I just wish someone would put him out of our misery.

Re:This is not news. (1)

nbowman (799612) | more than 7 years ago | (#20219661)

seriously, who pays for his crap? shouldn't everyone know that hes so far beyond bad its ridiculous?

Re:This is not news. (3, Insightful)

mdenham (747985) | more than 7 years ago | (#20219905)

seriously, who pays for his crap?
My guess is people who are into doing re-enactments of MST3K.

Re:This is not news. (1)

despisethesun (880261) | more than 7 years ago | (#20226977)

The movies on MST3K were bad, but they were "ha ha" bad. Uwe can't even pull that off.

Re:This is not news. (1)

nuzak (959558) | more than 7 years ago | (#20231209)

> seriously, who pays for his crap?

The German Government. There's a ministry that will finance any piece of crap as long as it's German.

Re:This is not news. (1)

grumbel (592662) | more than 7 years ago | (#20228673)

### I just can't understand why this guy hasn't gone away yet.

Because he is pretty damn good at finding ways to finance his movies. He might not exactly be the best director, but he certainly knows a thing or to about organizing the money.

That said, I don't consider him that bad, sure, not the best, but compared to the guys that butchered X-Men 3 his work is pure gold.

I thought that /. had an article (1)

rolfwind (528248) | more than 7 years ago | (#20220161)

a little while (or am I dreaming?) back that said this movie was actually pretty good. What happened?

Re:This is not news. (1)

Spudtrooper (1073512) | more than 7 years ago | (#20220301)

Be careful badmouthing him on the internet. He may just beat the shit out of you [youtube.com] .

Now that'd make a good documentary. (1)

mdenham (747985) | more than 7 years ago | (#20220471)

Uwe Boll: INTERNET BADASS

Re:This is not news. (2, Interesting)

despisethesun (880261) | more than 7 years ago | (#20227039)

I think it's worth noting that Seanbaby [seanbaby.com] was supposed to fight Uwe, too, but Uwe pussied out [1up.com] when he found out that Seanbaby is a trained MMA fighter. He's a big toughguy when he's fighting your average internet dork but if someone actually knows how to fight, he's nowhere to be found.

Re:This is not news. (2, Interesting)

rar (110454) | more than 7 years ago | (#20221707)

I agree that a bad Uwe Boll movie is not news. What actually is news is the interesting number of positive reviews that surfaced when the Postal movie was aired during the Cannes movie festival! Look here:

Twitchfilm review [twitchfilm.net] .

Fright review [iconsoffright.com] .

The Feed review [g4tv.com] .

In contrast to the Wired review, I think this is news! (I actually tried to submit a story about it just after the Cannes festival, rejected, bla bla). I think this might mean the Wired comments could be subjective, rather than objective truth (as the badness of preview Uwe Boll movies have been...).

This is not funny (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#20223113)

This is insightful!

Re:This is not news. (1)

Jeff DeMaagd (2015) | more than 7 years ago | (#20223409)

If it weren't for this story, I wouldn't have known that there was another Uwe Boll movie. Shame on you Slashdot editors!

I hear a sequel is in the works (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#20219173)

Goatse, The Movie. I hear the directors cut will include three hours of extended footage added to the already lengthy 2 hour and 30 minute film. I also hear he borrows extensively from Gus Van Sant.

Re:I hear a sequel is in the works (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#20228659)

"I hear the directors cut will include three hours of extended footage "

I always wondered how he got that size..

Brave (1)

thelonestranger (915343) | more than 7 years ago | (#20219389)

Uwe Boll appearing in person at his films première , brave very brave shame no one decided to do films a favour and go Postal on him.

Of course its bad its Uwe Boll (2, Insightful)

grapeape (137008) | more than 7 years ago | (#20219397)

Uwe Boll is the only director who can make the average Troma film look like high art. Has he ever made a decent film? If the news that there is Postal movie wasnt bad enough, gamers can look forward to having Dungeon Siege, Legacy of Kain and Far Cry are all due to get the Boll treatment soon enough. After House of the Dead, I refuse to see them in theatres, refuse to rent them, definately refuse to buy them, if more did the same maybe studios would get the hint and stop giving this bozo money.

Re:Of course its bad its Uwe Boll (1)

enderjsv (1128541) | more than 7 years ago | (#20219667)

The problem with Uwe is that he starts out with good (or at least decent) games and turns into crappy movies. He ought to make a movie version of Big Rigs. How could he go wrong?

Re:Of course its bad its Uwe Boll (3, Funny)

Asmor (775910) | more than 7 years ago | (#20220515)

Be on the lookout this summer for a trilogy of fantastic new Uwe Boll movies including:

Custer's Revenge
ET: The Video Game: The Movie
Street Fighter: The Movie: The Video Game: The Movie

Re:Of course its bad its Uwe Boll (1)

KoldKompress (1034414) | more than 7 years ago | (#20225701)

It would totally cancel the Uwe effect out.
What we'd see from the Uwe Boll version of Big Rigs is a cinematic heaven, with deeply detailed plot and ambitious action scenes, coated in the drama and moody settings that haven't been properly explored in film for a long time. Definitely a top 250 movie on IMDB.

Re:Of course its bad its Uwe Boll (1)

grumbel (592662) | more than 7 years ago | (#20225919)

### The problem with Uwe is that he starts out with good (or at least decent) games and turns into crappy movies.

Alone in the Dark was cool back when it run on a 386 and had a character build out of 20 polygons, nobody cared about the later incarnations of it. House of the Death was a lightgun shooter, how much of a good movie do you expect from that? And BloodRayne is about a sexy girl and lots of blood, I think he adopted that fine, even so when he changed the story around a bit (which video game movie hasn't?).

I would say it was pretty much been a case of "garbage in, garbage out". And by "garbage out" I mean brainless two hours of fun. I really don't get all the Boll hate, sure, his movies might not be the best, but video game adoptions never have been.

Re:Of course its bad its Uwe Boll (1)

Khaed (544779) | more than 7 years ago | (#20219715)

if more did the same maybe studios would get the hint and stop giving this bozo money.

Or just blame piracy for the lack of money generated*. Boll isn't the only horrible filmmaker out there, he's just the (arguably) worst and he apparently revels in this sort of attention. I'm not sure why he picked video game movies as the genre to make worse. That's like deciding to make a worse version of ET for the 2600.

* But who would pirate a Uwe Boll movie, even with free unlimited bandwidth!?

Re:Of course its bad its Uwe Boll (1)

grapeape (137008) | more than 7 years ago | (#20219773)

Ugghh your right, I forgot about that...though anyone who would waste the bandwidth deserves the badness.

Re:Of course its bad its Uwe Boll (1)

GrievousMistake (880829) | more than 7 years ago | (#20219973)

Then why on earth do game companies grant him permission, knowing it'll suck? Those things are bad enough to destroy a franchise just by association.

Re:Of course its bad its Uwe Boll (1)

DrXym (126579) | more than 7 years ago | (#20222799)

Then why on earth do game companies grant him permission, knowing it'll suck? Those things are bad enough to destroy a franchise just by association.

The same reason that otherwise competent actors appear in his dreck - filthy lucre.

I expect the reasoning for both is that nobody is going to see the crap (which is only being made for some tax scam anyway), so why not take the money?

Re:Of course its bad its Uwe Boll (1)

odhen (996182) | more than 7 years ago | (#20220057)

Boll funds them himself. I know he originally used a loophole in german tax law to do it, not sure if that's the case still.

Re:Of course its bad its Uwe Boll (3, Funny)

Minwee (522556) | more than 7 years ago | (#20220297)

Re:Of course its bad its Uwe Boll (1)

identity0 (77976) | more than 7 years ago | (#20222023)

Is it just me, or is Uwe Boll doing more damage to the image of the video game industry than Jack Thompson?

Re:Of course its bad its Uwe Boll (2, Insightful)

mwvdlee (775178) | more than 7 years ago | (#20222435)

I'm surprised that game studio's let him direct those movies. I'm sure it's a commercial decission and Boll is probably the cheapest director they can find but really; if you have any pride in product you made, why would you let Boll touch it?

Re:Of course its bad its Uwe Boll (1)

kwoff (516741) | more than 7 years ago | (#20222603)

If the news that there is Postal movie wasnt bad enough

I think it could be potentially awesome, like if it were done by Quentin Tarantino. I remember the game 'Postal' being hilarious. The band marches by playing "76 Trombones", and you wait till they pass a bit then start shooting and everyone starts screaming. Setting ostriches on fire with a flamethrower. It was brilliant.

The fact that critics are calling the movie horrible makes me think it might be worth seeing after all.

Re:Of course its bad its Uwe Boll (1)

DrXym (126579) | more than 7 years ago | (#20222811)

I never played Postal, but Postal 2 was a wretched, immature piece of crap masquerading as a game. It wasn't funny, it wasn't playable. It's only "redeeming" feature was its shock value and even that got tiresome with about 10 minutes of play.

Re:Of course its bad its Uwe Boll (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#20223095)

Then you missed the point of the game entirely. The whole point was the fact that it was pointless. It was almost more entertaining to attempt the entire game w/o killing people. You can't, but it's fun to try.

Re:Of course its bad its Uwe Boll (1)

DrXym (126579) | more than 7 years ago | (#20223759)

No, the point of ANY GAME is to be fun, involving or thought provoking. Postal 2 was none of those things. It was a badly designed piece of shit with atrocious loading times, crashes, arbitrary deaths, box-like and nausea inducing levels, wave upon wave of tedious enemies, juvenile humour and no redeeming features of any kind. It was a terrible game and I feel sullied to have even played it.

Re:Of course its bad its Uwe Boll (1)

KoldKompress (1034414) | more than 7 years ago | (#20225739)

One mans trash, another mans treasure etc. Some people found it fun. Get down from your high horse. I personally didn't like it, but that doesn't mean other people didn't.

Re:Of course its bad its Uwe Boll (1)

DrXym (126579) | more than 7 years ago | (#20226993)

I'm on a high horse for hating the game for a whole list of reasons that I cited? Well excuse me for having an opinion and stating it in a discussion thread.

House of the Dead was *great* (1)

Tony (765) | more than 7 years ago | (#20223837)

House of the dead was a *great* freakin' movie. It was the least scary, most unintentionally funny bad movie since Deep Blue Sea. And that's saying a lot. I mean, come one! Who else would include actual game footage every time someone bit it? That was brilliant! It was so brilliant, Doom copied it, only they didn't include actual game footage, and it wasn't when the hero died (damnit).

Okay, "Alone in the Dark" shat. I refused to see BloodRayne, 'cause it had a stupid title, and I hated the game. But House of the Dead was at least as good as either Fantastic 4 movie (and I'm not talkin' the Roger Corman movie from the 80s, either).

For bad movie night, there're only three movies: Deep Blue Sea, Reign of Fire, and House of the Dead. Well, unless you want to go old school, and watch Psychomania or Frogs.

Re:Of course its bad its Uwe Boll (1)

PhoenixOne (674466) | more than 7 years ago | (#20232831)

Giving how many movies (IMHO) are utter shit, I'm guessing people do like this stuff. I mean, they wouldn't keep making them if they lost money right?

Unless the rumor on Nazi gold is true...

I saw this coming (2, Funny)

jollyreaper (513215) | more than 7 years ago | (#20219407)

Who would think a movie about the US Postal Service would be exciting? Puhleeeaze. What's that, TFA? No. I didn't read it. Why do you ask?

This is a joke right? (1)

Lunix Nutcase (1092239) | more than 7 years ago | (#20219443)

Someone couldn't have really expected that a Uwe Boll movie was going to be good, could they?

Re:This is a joke right? (1)

mobby_6kl (668092) | more than 7 years ago | (#20219651)

I have. Well, sort of. Of course, I didn't really expect it to be a good movie, but I secretly hoped it could be good in the same way Postal the game was. Maybe something like Road House [imdb.com] (except with all the ghey carefully removed): rather stupid, cheap, and cheesy, but also super violent and funny. Apparently, the movie easily scored on the "stupid" part and failed on the "funny", which is pretty much what I thought was the realist expectation.

Re:This is a joke right? (1)

LKM (227954) | more than 7 years ago | (#20222549)

I'm still hoping this movie isn't too bad - some reviews are actually positive. It should be the perfect game for a Boll movie, really.

How Eloquent... (1)

chubs730 (1095151) | more than 7 years ago | (#20219485)

The submitter is clearly trying to win the "Worst Story Title Ever" award.

It's appropriate (1)

BlackCobra43 (596714) | more than 7 years ago | (#20224043)

Considering the topic at hand, I think such a concise but accurate title is completly appropriate.

The Postal Movie is Really Bad (1)

LameAssTheMity (998266) | more than 7 years ago | (#20219645)

I think that was the idea....

Sucky director and total asshole (2, Insightful)

WiiVault (1039946) | more than 7 years ago | (#20219691)

The thing that makes Uwe Boll movies even worse than they already are is his dickish attitude. Lets not forget that he got into a boxing match with some of his most disliked movie critics, but only after denying them the training he had promised, as well as screening out the few with real experience. So he is a totally talentless asshole whose sole job it is to ruin franchises that we all hold dear. Germany really has to stop subsidizing him- it really makes a mockery of the the tax break meant to fund "art".

Although... (1)

hrrY (954980) | more than 7 years ago | (#20224489)

He did lay out quite a decent ass-whoopin on 1 in particular...but that was unfair because you can tell he knows *something* about boxing, and he should considering how many times HE got his ass kicked for making terrible movies and being a shill.

The Whiteboard (1, Funny)

steveha (103154) | more than 7 years ago | (#20220187)

The major characters in the comic The Whiteboard [the-whiteboard.com] are drawn as various animals. The big polar bear is Doc, the main character.

http://the-whiteboard.com/autowb643.html [the-whiteboard.com]

http://the-whiteboard.com/autowb645.html [the-whiteboard.com]

steveha

Re:The Whiteboard (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#20221639)

The polar bear smashes Uwe Boll in the head with a giant wooden mallet and this is off topic? Man, that's harsh moderation. Or maybe you didn't even click on the links to figure out why he posted that?

/me says: +1 Funny

Extraordinarily Lame (1)

ZeroFactorial (1025676) | more than 7 years ago | (#20220193)

Lame game gets made into even lamer movie. I know I'm shocked.

Dear Dr. Boll.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#20221829)

...please stop making movies.

Finally liable for fraud? (1)

ddt (14627) | more than 7 years ago | (#20221895)

Maybe the fact that the trailer has the only good scene will finally create a case for consumer fraud against Boll?

Re:Finally liable for fraud? (1)

PhoenixOne (674466) | more than 7 years ago | (#20232867)

What, the trailer shows Foley scratching his exposed nuts?

I disliked the previous Boll films as much... (1)

El_Muerte_TDS (592157) | more than 7 years ago | (#20222219)

... as the next guy. But I think Uwe found the genre he belongs to.
The trailer of this movie looks very interesting from a very very bad movie that requires watching with friends and a lot of beer.

Someone explain the scam to me (1)

DrXym (126579) | more than 7 years ago | (#20222231)

We've all heard how Boll is exploiting some tax loophole by watching expensive & unwatchable flops, but how do the investors make money? There must be a site that explains it in detail what is happening. And given that, why haven't the German government closed this loophole to but this jerk out of business?

Re:Someone explain the scam to me (1)

bigbigbison (104532) | more than 7 years ago | (#20224519)

Re:Someone explain the scam to me (1)

DrXym (126579) | more than 7 years ago | (#20225407)

I still don't get it. Uwe Boll films make almost no money at all, have no distribution deals and no TV rights since they are unwatchable crap. Tomb Raider might also be unwatchable crap but it was assured of all those things. All that applies to a Boll movie is the German loophole which gives you 10% tax back. So you sink 10 million into filming Postal and get 1 million back from the 10% tax rebate. What good is that if you subsequently lose your 10 million investment because the movie is a complete flop?

Re:Someone explain the scam to me (1)

bigbigbison (104532) | more than 7 years ago | (#20227197)

Bolls films already have the built in audience of gamers so they will almost always make back the minimal amount of money that they take to make.

And even though Germany has changed the law so that only German production companies can make use of the tax shelter, because Boll is German he still can take advantage of it. And if the films lose money then they can still move tax losses to another year and therefore put off the losses until a future date when perhaps they will make some money through dvd sales or tv showings (and Boll movies do end up on tv eventually. I've seen House of the Dead, Alone in the Dark, and Bloodrayne all on tv at some point).
Basically, giving Boll money is a very low risk investment. By giving him money you could make or lose money but if you don't then you know you will loose it to taxes.

Look up "German tax shelter" and you will find lots of articles talking about it.

Re:Someone explain the scam to me (1)

Udderdude (257795) | more than 7 years ago | (#20226279)

Of course, none of them think they could be harming their long-term profitability, by flooding theatres with crap movies.

You know what it is? (1)

Digital Vomit (891734) | more than 7 years ago | (#20222465)

You know what the deal is with Uwe Boll and his horrible movies based on video games? I'm betting it's Hollywood's revenge against the video game industry for making more in sales than movies get in box office receipts (obligatory Wikipedia link [wikipedia.org] ).

Not since Santo Gold (1)

mgabrys_sf (951552) | more than 7 years ago | (#20223081)

Sounds like Blood Circus all over again. Did they have a "rock star" sing the praises of Postal too?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pa51xwO4Toc [youtube.com]

Re:Not since Santo Gold (1)

Nick of NSTime (597712) | more than 7 years ago | (#20223929)

Santo gold! That's a blast from the past right there.

Personally (1)

Pojut (1027544) | more than 7 years ago | (#20223553)

I was REALLY excited when I learned that A. They were making a Postal movie and that B. it would be made to be as absolutely offensive as possible. I adored the original two games (because, let's face it, after a really bad day at work, Postal was the perfect game to play) and I appreciated their very twisted humour.

I cannot wait to be able to actually get my hands on this. Just about all of his past movies have been travesties, but in all honesty I think he was the right guy to pick to make this movie.

At least he's DOING (1)

dazedNconfuzed (154242) | more than 7 years ago | (#20223681)

Bad as they may be, gotta give him credit for actually managing to make movie after movie, often with big-name stars.

Worth quoting the Wikipedia entry on Boll [wikipedia.org] :

While Boll has received a lot of negative publicity regarding this funding method, he was actually one of the few directors to use the tax shelter as intended. His films were financed, produced, and directed by a German company, which was the initial intention behind the tax shelter: to provide incentive for investment in German entertainment properties. ... in January 2006, as had been expected for several months, the German legislature changed the country's tax laws to eliminate the tax shelter. It is not known if this will have any effect on Boll's funding as the new laws only seek to punish investors who are abusing the law for tax purposes; Boll's activities appear to be well within the legitimate usage of the tax shelter.


Whine about his works as you like; he is actually DOING SOMETHING, and doing it legitimately (albeit badly), and making a bunch of money at it. All this nattering hype IS providing publicity - and there is no such thing as bad publicity, as shown by the number of copies that will be sold/rented just from "it's horrible, we gotta see it" hype from this thread alone.

I'm reminded of the old Bo Jackson commercials, where the narrator runs thru a long list of what Bo knows & does - then stares at the camera and shouts "and what are you doing? WATCHING COMMERCIALS!" Uwe is making movies and rolling in $XXXM in revenue; you're on Slashdot whining about it.

Re:At least he's DOING (1)

shar303 (944843) | more than 7 years ago | (#20224791)

And what exactly are you doing? You're on Slashdot defending one of the worst film directors in history!

Since when has making money been the "be all & end all" of film-making? especially when you're using a tax loophole to get your dismal efforts onto the screen.

I would say its pretty obvious that if market forces had a say in this, then Boll would never have been allowed to make a single film.

Re:At least he's DOING (1)

illumin8 (148082) | more than 7 years ago | (#20225279)

Whine about his works as you like; he is actually DOING SOMETHING, and doing it legitimately (albeit badly), and making a bunch of money at it.
No, he is exploiting a loophole in the tax code that allows him to make money by contributing nothing useful at all to society and merely leeching off of the tax revenue collected from others. Sorry my friend, but Uwe Boll is the scum of the earth, and has contributed nothing meaningful to society.

Has anyone PLAYED the Postal series? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#20226503)

"Boll seems out to shock his audience into stunned disbelief rather than actually entertain them."

That's the whole POINT of the Postal series. Let's go down the list of noteworthy (ha!) features of Postal 2:

- Stereotypical Middle-Eastern characters invariably being terrorists
- Being able to urinate on people
- Shooting anti-videogame protestors
- Being able to put cats on the muzzle of a shotgun to act as silencers
- Gary Coleman acting generally petulant

I can go on, but I won't. The entire premise of the game is to be as offensive to as many people as possible. It has a very narrow range of people (like me) that will find it funny - pretty much every reviewer said the games were crap, too. The movie is not going to be any different.

Anyone who knows anything about the game... (1)

msimm (580077) | more than 7 years ago | (#20231607)

Probably could have guessed this. The Postal Community was interesting and rather tight-knit. Say or think what you like about the game but there were those who really enjoyed it. That said, the entire premise of a movie coming out of it was kind of a shock. Postal (2) is horribly offensive. It's developers last I was aware where barely keeping head above water. This is not a combination for good or even tasteless movie making.

That said, the game is some of the most fun I've had. I started because they released a Linux demo originally. I believe I read about it here. Good times, funny people (and of course some remarkably shitty ones). But a movie?

Shocked and offended (1)

Bob-taro (996889) | more than 7 years ago | (#20237281)

I don't want to sound like I personally was offended or shocked by anything.
Why the heck not? I'm somewhat shocked and offended just hearing about it! Thanks for the warning!
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