In between exploiting German tax laws to make cash with egregiously bad movie versions of games like Postal, Far Cry, and Bloodrayne, losing his shit on Youtube [NSFW!] because people didn’t like them, and actually, literally beating up his critics, Uwe Boll’s career has definitely been… abundant? Abundantly awful, I mean. And now he’s decided to end his film making career because nobody recognises his exceptional genius or whatever. Did he ever really start, though?
“The market is dead. You don’t make any money anymore on movies because the DVD and Blu-ray market worldwide has dropped 80 percent in the last three years. That is the real reason, I just cannot afford to make movies,” he told Metro.
“Now when I don’t make any more movies, maybe they’ll find the time to actually watch the movies, starting with Postal in 2005, the movies of the last ten years. They will see they were a lot of very interesting movies and a lot of movies that I think made sense and said a point about things. They deserve to be discussed bigger than they were.”
Do they, though? Postal has an IMDB metascore of 22, with the LA Times concluding that “Boll’s rampant narcissistic showmanship creates such a bizarre, garish spectacle that it is almost tempting to give him credit for being something of a misunderstood artist after all. Almost, but not quite”.