There’s a certain group of auteur directors that film fans trust completely. If you're going to see a new movie by David Fincher, Martin Scorsese or Quentin Tarantino, odds are you’re to have a good time. There is, however, an alternate group of auteurs, whose names fill movie geeks with dread; names like Brett Rather, McG, Uwe Boll and Paul W.S. Anderson.
It’s a little unfair to lump Anderson in there, though, since he’s actually helmed a lot of fun movies. What his movies lack in depth, nuance or coherent plots, they make up for with gorgeous visuals, well-shot action sequences and a sense of trashy fun. They don’t always work, and he’s got a fair few duds to his name, but his movies often have a certain dopey charm to them that make them hard to hate.
So let’s go through this alternate auteur’s filmography and sort the enjoyably dumb from the dumbly enjoyable; which is easier said than done.