matter if you plan on watching Uwe Boll’s latest film or giving it the widest
berth possible – the German filmmaker swears that Rampage: President Down will
be his last movie.
“dark god of bad video game movies” by Time Magazine, Boll’s retirement was
greeted with predictable cheers and caustic comments that drowned out his
message. “The market is dead,” the director said. “You don’t make any money
anymore because the DVD and Blu-Ray market worldwide has dropped 80 percent in
the last 3 years.”
streaming as “just a big wave of movies flooding around” where “you have no
impact”, Boll paints a grim picture of filmmaking in 2016. If an established
(and it must be said accomplished) filmmaker struggles to finance, release and
make a living from his own movies, what future is there for up and coming
independent filmmakers? Or diversity in film in general?
heading for a Transformers future? Watch this space.
meantime, here are the 10 movies Boll will be remembered for, from the good to
the bad to the so bad they’re good.