There are a number of German directors known for being a bit — how to put this? — eccentric: Werner Herzog, Marcus Nispel, Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Ah, but the self-aggrandizing Uwe Boll takes the ticket. With a predilection for making mind-numbing movies based on videogames (BloodRayne, Alone in the Dark), he has been both hailed as the second coming of Ed Wood and derided as a loudmouth hack. Last year, he even challenged a handful of Boll-busting movie critics to a boxing match. Lesson learned: Nope, he still can’t direct — but the dude packs a mean punch.
And just when you thought Der Burgermeister of Crazystadt couldn’t get sink any lower… well, he just did. As seen in this clip from his upcoming comedy Postal (yup, based on another videogame), Boll attempts to make funny with a window washer, the World Trade Center, and 9/11. Aw, Uwe, how could ya?
Gutsy comedy or hitting below the belt — what do you think?