Uwe Boll’s Rampage Isn’t Based On The Arcade Game. Go Figure.

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UweBollRampageWhen a friend sent me a link to the trailer for Uwe Boll’s upcoming action flick “Rampage,” I was totally expecting to see a giant werewolf, an enormous gorilla, and a huge lizard savagely destroying several large cities across the United States. What I didn’t expect was a quasi-serious motion picture devoted to an angry, 20-something loser who decides to go on a trigger-happy killing spree. As far as I can tell from the trailer featured below, that’s all the film is about. Uwe Boll, in his infinite cinematic wisdom, has decided that explosions, wanton violence, and a high body count are more important that plotting or characterization. It’s kind of like “Postal,” except it’s dead serious and doesn’t feature Dave Foley’s naked dong.

Even the IMDb synopsis is pretty thin. Take a look:

A man with a thirst for revenge builds a full body armor from Kevlar and goes on a killing spree.

In other words, if you’ve grown insanely tired of watching unstable individuals massacre innocent bystanders on HLN, Uwe Boll has the feature-length movie primed and ready to roll. I think it goes without saying that you’ll have to wait for the DVD to check this one out. Assuming, of course, that you have enough free time on your calendar to watch inane prattle perpetrated by a prolific German director. I know I do.


Author: Todd Rigney

Todd was raised on a steady diet of Hollywood blockbusters, late-night Cinemax programming, and USA’s “Up All Night,” which may explain why his taste in movies is more than a little questionable. When he isn’t providing news and reviews for Beyond Hollywood, he can be found lounging lazily on his couch, perched in front of his television, or dwelling in places where direct sunlight can be easily avoided. He's happily married, in his 30's, and totally badass. If you'd like to reach Todd, you can follow him on Twitter or send him email/scoops to todd (at) beyondhollywood.com.
  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    A Uwe Boll movie I actually WANT to see? Never thought I’d see the day. However don’t get to excited. He’s still making Far Cry and we all know what his videogame adaptation record is like. Makes me wanna go on a Rampage!! LOL Why do companies even still sell the rights to games to him. Are they oblivious to BloodRayne, BloodRayne II, ALone in the Dark, House of the Dead, Postal? I mean really.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    A Uwe Boll movie I actually WANT to see? Never thought I’d see the day. However don’t get to excited. He’s still making Far Cry and we all know what his videogame adaptation record is like. Makes me wanna go on a Rampage!! LOL Why do companies even still sell the rights to games to him. Are they oblivious to BloodRayne, BloodRayne II, ALone in the Dark, House of the Dead, Postal? I mean really.

  • Dedpool

    A Uwe Boll movie I actually WANT to see? Never thought I’d see the day. However don’t get to excited. He’s still making Far Cry and we all know what his videogame adaptation record is like. Makes me wanna go on a Rampage!! LOL Why do companies even still sell the rights to games to him. Are they oblivious to BloodRayne, BloodRayne II, ALone in the Dark, House of the Dead, Postal? I mean really.

  • John Locke

    OMG LOL ROFL WTF UWE BOLL ? der TYP IS EIN SCHWACHKOPF

    I hate him because he is stupid ass. Postal, Dungeons Siege, House of the Dead, Alone in the Dark were fucking terrible shit. NO SKILL IN DIRECTING or Producing.

    im glad that hidoe (Metal Gear) doenst sell the rights to him ass fucker.

  • John Locke

    OMG LOL ROFL WTF UWE BOLL ? der TYP IS EIN SCHWACHKOPF

    I hate him because he is stupid ass. Postal, Dungeons Siege, House of the Dead, Alone in the Dark were fucking terrible shit. NO SKILL IN DIRECTING or Producing.

    im glad that hidoe (Metal Gear) doenst sell the rights to him ass fucker.

  • John Locke

    OMG LOL ROFL WTF UWE BOLL ? der TYP IS EIN SCHWACHKOPF

    I hate him because he is stupid ass. Postal, Dungeons Siege, House of the Dead, Alone in the Dark were fucking terrible shit. NO SKILL IN DIRECTING or Producing.

    im glad that hidoe (Metal Gear) doenst sell the rights to him ass fucker.

  • Mm0015

    Perhaps you should watch a movie before writing a critique. I haven’t seen it yet, and I was hoping to get an idea of what it is about and clearly wasted my time here. Seriously, you wrote all of that based on watching the 2 minute trailer for the film!?! I guess YOU really can judge a book by the cover. LOL

  • Amishrobots

    I absolutely love this movie. Yes, Uwe has made some total crap, and certainly there are better films out there than this. But this is everything they promised us in movies like those Charles Bronson used to make, without being fettered by any but the barest whispers of stuff like “plot” or “meaning”. Sure, there is a bit of commentary on some of the insanities of our world, in the form of random media soundbites played here and there, but so far as I could tell (okay honestly i kinda skimmed through the first half of the movie) there’s only enough build necessary to get up to the ridiculously uncaring massacre of hundreds of random people. The killer in this movie shows a little grudge here and there, but mostly his attitude seems very nonchalant, just a normal guy, going about his business on an average day, except that today’s business happens to involve killing as many people as inhumanly possible. And above all, I loved the bingo scene, it was just so completely surreal. The shooting style (the camera i mean) is a bit obnoxious, but this is sort of like a good carnival ride, meant to make you sick. Yeah, okay, Uwe Boll is mostly a hack, but when you want a movie with guts, a movie that will mug you in a dark alley or even a brightly lit shopping center, or just beat you over the head without remorse, well Uwe knows brutal.

  • Luna

    yes. mock uwe boll. because you are so much better than him, right?

    not a fanboy, just tired of seeing everyone hopping onto the hate bandwagon lately.