And Zed Alpha.
If anything, the people who are brainwashed are the people who are signing the petitions. They only look down a narrow path towards what movies are entertaining. It's not whether it's good or bad, it's whether it's entertaining. I find Uwe Boll entertaining.
And if you found the original Evil Dead entertaining - it was so campy and bad it was awesome - then you can't possibly harp on Uwe Boll without acquiring the title 'Hypocrite'.
The only 'Boll-fest' I ever watched was "House of the Dead", and I actually enjoyed
myself during it. Mind you, I was rolling my eyes a lot and heckling it some (even my wife, who dislikes such behaviour, joined in).
During all these Uwe Boll discussions, there's been something at the back of my mind, nagging me. And you, Allen!, have shone a light on what it is: Uwe Boll is the B-movie maker of today. He is the one who is giving us the campy and 'so bad it's funny' films that will go on to be satirized in the next generation of 'MST3K' (can't decide if it's RiffTrax
or Cinematic Titanic
So, thank you Allen! ! I do believe that Herr Boll fulfill a vital role
in our cinematic ecosystem, and to remove him completely would be catastrophic to our enjoyment in that medium.
But on another note, I do have to retort to your 'Evil Dead' analogy - a) the story in and of itself was quite competent and original to the film's makers, instead of re-packaging an idea and story from another medium, and b) at least Sam Raimi got better.
And on ANOTHER tangent, I notice that Uwe-baby has decided to rip off Stockwell 'Doris' Day/Rick Mercer with his "if you get enough people to agree, I'll do <insert action here>". I always though Germans were innovators, not intellectual thieves!