Okay here’s some news of the weird we just can’t resist:a director who took on his critics in the ring…and won:
It’s seems German director Uwe Boll was angered by the critical reception of his film BLOODRAYNE, based on the videogame of the same name. So angered that he challenged his critics to a fight. And four internet critics decided to take on the 41-year-old director — and they are sorry they did.
Jeff Sneider of Los Angeles, a journalist with Ain’t It Cool News, went down in a technical knockout in the first round after his trainer threw in the towel.
He said Boll, 41, had told him it was just a joke, a public relations stunt.
“Then he started beating the crap out of my head,” he said. “I think he’s a jerk. This might be PR but I don’t want to keep getting punched in the head.”
Another of the critics was more creative: he spwed fake blood from his mouth after taking a few punches.
(Kotaku has a picture of the spectacle.)
The victorious helmer was jubilant.
“I like now the critics,” Boll told a news conference after the fights on Saturday. “Everybody who was in the ring showed (guts). Nobody dived.
“If they write about my movies without even seeing the movies then it’s really annoying. If you make a movie like ‘House of the Dead,’ a zombie movie, what are they expecting? ‘Schindler’s List’?”
YouTube has the humiliating video which proves that wimpy internet writers should avoid physical activities at all costs.
Emboldened, Boll will take on another videogame for his next movie, In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale. Will audiences throw in the towel? Developing…
I saw BLOODRAYNE and it was pretty bad. Uwe Boll has the much deserved reputation of being the worst director working in films today. Look up his credits on imdb and you’ll see a laundry list of some of the worst films of the past decade, but he keeps getting hired!
You saw BLOODRAYNE?
I do you one worse and admit I saw HOUSE OF THE DEAD.
I want those neurons in my brain to re-set!
Simply put, the man is a marketing genius. If he were born in 1920s America, he’d probably be selling the Brooklyn Bridge and Flordia swampland instead of making movies.
Also, those critics that took him on deserved anything they got. A modicum of research(JOURNALISM, boyos) would tell you that Mr. Boll was boxer in his youth.
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