Uwe Boll Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

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Uwe Boll Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

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Everyone's favorite movie director Uwe Boll has earned a lifetime achievement award from the Golden Raspberries, recognizing his work on such classics as Alone in the Dark, BloodRayne and In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale.

Boll is being "honored" by the Golden Raspberries, better known as the Razzies, with a Worst Career Achievement award for his work in the movie industry over the past 18 years. He began his career in his native Germany with films like German Fried Movie and Barschel - Mord in Genf? but didn't come to the attention of gamers until the 2003 release of House of the Dead. His reputation quickly grew, however, with the subsequent releases of game-themed movies including Alone in the Dark, BloodRayne and his most successful film to date, Postal.

Boll's selection for the award reflects not only his skill as a movie director but also his penchant for overexcited, profane and sometimes violent responses to his critics. Putting Boll over the top, according to the Razzies website, was the 2007 "videogame-based fiasco In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale, which grossed under $5 million on a $60 million budget."

Making the award particularly noteworthy is the fact that it will be the first one handed out in over 20 years, since Bruce the Rubber Shark won in 1988 for its work in Jaws, Jaws 2, Jaws 3-D and Jaws 4. "It's a great honor for me to get the same prize the rubber shark from Jaws got," Boll said.

But the award doesn't signify that we've seen the end of Boll and his movies; the prolific director has numerous projects on the go, including game-based movies like Alone in the Dark 2, Far Cry, BloodRayne 3 and Zombie Massacre. Despite all he's accomplished so far, the worst, no doubt, is yet to come.

via: EuroGamer

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Why couldn't 2008, the year of dead celebs, have claimed this guy? Well, here's hoping for 2009...

I bet Mr. Boll isn't too happy about this, but I am!

*claps and cheers*

Well earned Herr Boll! Looking forward to his next series of atrocities.

It's good to have someone to love to hate.

BobisOnlyBob:

Well earned Herr Boll!

LMAO, Herr Boll? Sounds like something my cat has.

Khell_Sennet:
Why couldn't 2008, the year of dead celebs, have claimed this guy? Well, here's hoping for 2009...

Good question. Last year we lost great people like Heath Ledger, Bernie Mac and George Carlin, but people like Boll and Rosie O'Donnel are still alive? Where's the justice?

Am I the only one who loved the House of the Dead movie? Not because it was good, but because it was so bad it was actually entertaining.
It's also good to watch when drunk.

BobisOnlyBob:

It's good to have someone to love to hate.

Kyeah!

I quite like this Boll character, as a jester at least. Anyone remember when he boxed Lowtax from Something Awful?

Clemenstation:

BobisOnlyBob:

It's good to have someone to love to hate.

Kyeah!

I quite like this Boll character, as a jester at least. Anyone remember when he boxed Lowtax from Something Awful?

I agree, he's awesome

Well deserved, congratulations.

lets keep the greifing to the minimal for this guy, just this one. bad enough he got this award :-p. he has butchered some already mediocre game storylines tho..

Few words to Uwe.

Por que no te callas?

Sorry for no accents, but a virtual e-cookie for anyone who gets that.

The_root_of_all_evil:

BobisOnlyBob:

Well earned Herr Boll!

LMAO, Herr Boll? Sounds like something my cat has.

Your cat has a Herr (which is german for "sir" or "mister" if you don't know it)?

I'm looking forward to more terrible movies Dr. Boll. I hope I'll laugh a lot.

Just wondering. Did that online petition in order to stop Uwe Boll ever collect enough signatures? He did agree to stop making films if enough signatures were gathered...oh, well. Here's hoping he has a brilliant stroke of common sense and stops aggravating the entire gaming community.

I was entertained by the house of the dead movie but it was still pretty bad. I actually liked alone in the dark and more people probably would have liked it if he named it something else like...Nyctophobia. I know not a good name either but at least it wouldn't piss off gamers.

Huzzah for giving the right price to the right person! *applauds*

Vanguard1219:

Good question. Last year we lost great people like Heath Ledger, Bernie Mac and George Carlin, but people like Boll and Rosie O'Donnel are still alive? Where's the justice?

In the back. Just below the ribs. Oh, wait. That's murder. I meant, In the river. Drowned. After she was stabbed in the back just below the ribs.

On a different note entirely, He deserved it. Sure, I would give him a hundred to go out of film making, but am I the only one who doesn't want the fellow to die? And believes that there's some good in him?

Vanguard1219:

Khell_Sennet:
Why couldn't 2008, the year of dead celebs, have claimed this guy? Well, here's hoping for 2009...

Good question. Last year we lost great people like Heath Ledger, Bernie Mac and George Carlin, but people like Boll and Rosie O'Donnel are still alive? Where's the justice?

This is now the main argument against the existent of a kind and merciful god.

The third antichrist finally gets some recognition, well deserved recognition may I add.

I posted this on another thread but I have a long running theory that Uwe Boll is the third antichrist predicted by Nostradamus.

Vlane:

The_root_of_all_evil:

BobisOnlyBob:

Well earned Herr Boll!

LMAO, Herr Boll? Sounds like something my cat has.

Your cat has a Herr (which is german for "sir" or "mister" if you don't know it)?

Sounds like Hairball though ;)

I know murdering someone for being useless is probably unethical, but...

Hopefully this award will wake him up.

Isn't this the equivalent of being given an award for having incurable cancer?

Gotta rush but...

Bloodrayne had it's faults but goddamn it was spanking fun to play. That asshole Bole...

Abedeus:
Few words to Uwe.

Por que no te callas?

Sorry for no accents, but a virtual e-cookie for anyone who gets that.

I knew that sounded familiar... too much TV Tropes for me. It's 'Why don't you shut up?', said by..., nah, I'll get the quote:

King Juan Carlos of Spain's exchange with Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez at the 2007 Ibero-American Summit. After a speech in which Chavez called former Spanish PM Jose Maria Aznar a "fascist" for aiding the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Juan Carlos declared that to call a democratically-elected PM a fascist was an insult to those who had lived under Franco's regime and demanded an apology. When Chavez refused to apologize and continued speechifying about the alleged evils of Aznar's government, Juan Carlos interrupted him mid-sentence with "¿Por qué no te callas?" or "Why don't you shut up?" The declaration found great favor with the Spanish people and has even become a popular ringtone.

Also, that's pretty much what I want to say to Boll as well.

What did he make that justified him being given $60 million dollar budgets?

Abedeus:
Few words to Uwe.

Por que no te callas?

Sorry for no accents, but a virtual e-cookie for anyone who gets that.

The king of Spain to president Hugo Chavez, when the second was attacking ex-president Aznard.

Malygris:
Putting Boll over the top, according to the Razzies website, was the 2007 "videogame-based fiasco In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale, which grossed under $5 million on a $60 million budget.

They need to tatoo this on his fraking forehead. Maybe then they'll stop giving him money and he can die alone in a corner somewhere.
Harsh, I know, but I'd choose it over seeing another one of his movies.

I think Boll might just be on the cusp of... something. I can't quite put my finger on it, but it's as though his otherworldly tenacity - and let's face it, few of us would have the dogged determination to not just ignore the mountains of criticism hurled at him but to actually persevere in the face of it - is allowing him to transcend the awfulness of his movies and become, dare I say it, respected.

I mean, there's no denying the man makes bad movies, but he's somehow managed to forge that into what appears to be a lucrative career. And he's responded to his critics, who generally have very valid points, with rage, heckling, insults, obscenities and outright violence, without ever once even hinting that maybe they might have a point. Uwe is true to himself to a degree most of us can only dream of, and he doesn't give a shit what you think.

I think I'm actually starting to admire the man.

Meado:

Malygris:
Putting Boll over the top, according to the Razzies website, was the 2007 "videogame-based fiasco In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale, which grossed under $5 million on a $60 million budget.

They need to tatoo this on his fraking forehead. Maybe then they'll stop giving him money and he can die alone in a corner somewhere.
Harsh, I know, but I'd choose it over seeing another one of his movies.

Harsh? The truth is cold, Meado, very cold.
Maybe if we take the truth and ice down Uwe's swelled head, he'll calm down, THEN he can die alone in a corner somewhere.

stompy:

Abedeus:
Few words to Uwe.

Por que no te callas?

Sorry for no accents, but a virtual e-cookie for anyone who gets that.

I knew that sounded familiar... too much TV Tropes for me. It's 'Why don't you shut up?', said by..., nah, I'll get the quote:

King Juan Carlos of Spain's exchange with Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez at the 2007 Ibero-American Summit. After a speech in which Chavez called former Spanish PM Jose Maria Aznar a "fascist" for aiding the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Juan Carlos declared that to call a democratically-elected PM a fascist was an insult to those who had lived under Franco's regime and demanded an apology. When Chavez refused to apologize and continued speechifying about the alleged evils of Aznar's government, Juan Carlos interrupted him mid-sentence with "¿Por qué no te callas?" or "Why don't you shut up?" The declaration found great favor with the Spanish people and has even become a popular ringtone.

Also, that's pretty much what I want to say to Boll as well.

You get the cookie. It's over there, help yourself.

Aardvark:
What did he make that justified him being given $60 million dollar budgets?

Hez a Gherman directa und he cann filmen gut movviez.

I'll stop now.

Abedeus:
You get the cookie. It's over there, help yourself.

Thank you. **nom nom nom**

Who keeps paying this freakin' lunitic?! Seriously, is it one of you? This is getting stupid as Bush(Palin? Such a choice) now!

Dear Rich People,
You are not helping. If you continue on this obvious path of throwing away money, the monkeys will come for you, and even I will agree with their brutal tactics....Stupid monkeys! Thank you for taking time out of your busy Give-Bolle-All-Our-Monies meetings to read this.
Love,
Link Kadeshi

P.S.: Send excess money to me from now on, instead of German McDouchebag.

EDIT- Not sure why it posted twice, but whatever. Sorry about it anyways.

Khell_Sennet:
Why couldn't 2008, the year of dead celebs, have claimed this guy? Well, here's hoping for 2009...

Wishing people dead is not cool no matter who it is.

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