Uwe Boll is not a man to take criticism lying down, or someone who stays silent when he’s got something to say. But his latest outburst goes just that little bit further.
He’s offering five of his harshest critics the chance to put their fists where his mouth is. Boll has just issued a press release calling out the critics who slam his films without watching a frame of them.
The deal works like this - if you’ve written two or more negative reviews online or in a newspaper or magazine, Boll invites you to throw your name in the ring to “win” the chance to grab a walk-on role in the next film he’ll shoot, videogame adaptation (surprise!) Postal. But not only that: the five winners will climb into the ring with Boll for an impromptu, one-on-one, ten-round boxing match.
Boll’s release is full of his usual spleen contents: “Dr Uwe Boll has had enough! Uwe Boll’s position is 'I am fed up'. I’m fed up with people slamming my films on the Internet without see them. Many journalists make value judgments on my films based on the opinions of one or two thousand Internet voices. Half of those opinions come from people who’ve never watched my films. I have been told that BloodRayne has a very bad IMDb rating, but how many of those votes of zero were made before the movie appeared in theatres.” The criticism goes on and on. Uwe is now challenging the critics that failed to watch his films prior to reviewing or commenting, TO PUT UP OR SHUT UP!’”
Here’s the rest of the info as posted on Skewed and Reviewed by Gareth Von Kallenbach: “There will be 5 matches planned over the last two days of the movie. Certain scenes from these boxing matches will become part of the Postal movie. All 5 fights will be televised on the Internet and will be covered by international press. To be eligible you must be a critic who has posted on the Internet or have written in magazines/newspapers at least two extremely negative articles in the year 2005. Critics of 2006 will not be considered. Please submit proof of your negative reviews & comments via e-mail to: email@example.com"
"All challengers must be healthy males, weighing between 64 kilograms (140 lbs) and 86 kilograms (190 lbs). You will require to be physically examined by a doctor and sign the necessary release forms for liability, etc. You will not be paid or entitled to any residuals or fees. Your transportation and hotel costs will be covered.”
“Healthy males”, huh? Clearly, he’s worried about being beaten up by a girl… Anyone willing to step up to the challenge?
Source: (Skewed and Reviewed)