Uwe Boll has issued a statement in response to the four screens fiasco surrounding the release of Postal, his latest movie.
In contrast to his more customary reaction of beating the crap out of his critics, Boll appears to be taking the situation philosophically. In a message on the front page of the official Postal: The Movie website, Boll wrote, “It’s okay, it’s fun kicking a guy nonstop who is on the ground.”
He maintained his position that the widespread refusal to screen the movie in the U.S. is the result of its hard and uncompromising look at the truth of the current American political landscape. “Postal shows the big picture,” he wrote. “It nails the absurd political 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 seven 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,” he continued. “How many times you wanna keep going in movies only because the trailer was so cool and the CGI was so great?”
Boll is infamous among gamers for his atrocious adaptations of videogames to movies, including Alone in the Dark, BloodRayne and In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale. Recently, he became the target of a Stride Gum campaign that offered free gum to everyone who signed a petition asking him to retire from movie-making.
Postal: The Movie, which Boll expected to open on 1500 screens across the U.S., was instead shown on only four following the collapse of his distribution deal.