Uwe Boll recently posted a message on the official Postal Movie Web site, lashing out at supposed derisive letters regarding the limited release of the movie Postal. Here’s the message with all its broken English in its entirety, so to speak:
To all of you writing now about me and the fact that POSTAL is not getting screens.
its okay ..its fun kicking a guy nonstop who is on the ground
you are all not getting it that i’m the guy who made it against the big hollywood system and you are all only busy to destroy me and finish me up
and then you YOU WON WHAT ? the attention of the studios, michael bay .. ?????
if you damage me you feel closer to Hollywood ? what is your game plan?
you want only movies like JUMPER , SPEED RACER , WHAT HAPPENDS IN VEGAS …? then keep going and your dreams will be fullfilled. POSTAL makes some very important points ..but you dont wanna see that …. : that Bush used the SEPTEMBER 11 to start a war against a country what had nothing to do with Bin Laden etc…. but this all doesnt matter because you are all busy to THINK that INDIANA JONES or NARNIA are important movies … but in real they are empty shells of an industry what wants to make money and what wants to keep you looking “escape movies” with nothing in it. in between they are putting some CONTROVERSIAL movies to show that they can do also IMPORTANT movies …but also this movies are not really critical….they only supporting the system and not showing the big picture. and POSTAL shows the BIG PICTURE …it nails the absurd situation with all the stupid religions, races and nations we are living in. POSTAL is not accepting bullshit politics. POSTAL has not the opinion that Bush made mistakes – POSTAL has the opinion that it is a scandal that BUSH is not in jail. What happened in America in the last 7 years is the biggest joke since Columbus stepped on that land.
but instead of seeing the courage i had in doing that movie against everybody who tried to stop me – you are sitting on your desks and you are working on stories about me ….and my image as the worst director on earth…and you fullfill what your editor wants from you in regards of uwe boll …or you fullfill what you think makes you a cooler guy in the internet …and you are not getting it that you are only interested in movies like IRON MAN or HULK or KUNG FU PANDA or the MUMMY 3 because the studios spending 60 mio. $ in advertising to make you interested in NON INTERESTING movies. how many times you wanna keep going in movies only because the TRAILER was so cool and the CGI was so great ?
thanks for reading this
I still stand by the assessment I made in my earlier post about Uwe Boll: I think all of his outrage is staged. His politics aside, I don’t think even Uwe Boll would agree that his filmography is comprised of “important” films, so who is he to criticize? Moreover, the primary goal of movies is to entertain. We watch movies to “escape.” When Boll made such masterpieces as Alone in the Dark and Bloodrayne, surely there was no greater message there, just movies that entertained by being objects of ridicule.
On another note, I think that movies that are made for entertainment can also be important and teach viewers in their own way. What guy hasn’t learned a bit about romance from a romantic comedy, as faulty as the lessons might be? I’d even heard that mobsters didn’t act like mobsters until after having seen The Godfather.
So, nuts to Uwe Boll.
Postal opens to limited release on May 23, giving Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull a good run for its money.