German director Uwe Boll  has made a name for himself for making some of the worst video-game movies of all time . He is relatively comparable to Ed Wood who many consider to be the worst director of all time.  Boll is infamous  for his film adaptations of Postal , Far Cry and BloodRayne: The Third Reich as well as other films like Assault on Wall Street and Blubberella. Metro has reported that the 51- year-old director has made his most recent film Rampage: President Down his last film. He claimed that the main reason amongst many others for his decision to step down from directing is because: 

” 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. I never had people giving me money. I’ve been using my money since 2005 and if I hadn’t made the stupid video game based movies I would never have amalgamated the capital so I could say, ‘Let’s  make the Darfur movie.’  I don’t need a Ferrari, I don’t need a yacht. I invested in my own movies and I lost money” 

Even though the general audience and critics alike have panned his movies Boll believes that his films have maintained  realism that sets them apart from  a typical Hollywood effort and thinks they stood high above his competitors. For example he once felt that his movie Assault on Wall Street was better than Wall Street 2. He said :

” it’s way better than Wall Street 2 by Oliver Stone. It’s better researched, it’s better written, it’s better , but it doesn’t have Michael Douglas. it’s not Jason Bourne or any bulls- movie where they make stuff up. My movies are real.” 

Funny thing is he believes it and will fight for it. He has actively challenged his haters to boxing matches . Love him or hate him the movie business is going to get quieter now. 


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- Olisa is an Aberystwyth University law graduate and Fordham University School of Law Masters graduate who was admitted into the Nigerian Bar in July 2016. He enjoys playing and watching rugby, writing, watching movies, playing video-games and Shark wrestling.......... that last part was fiction.