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One million signatures to shut up Uwe Boll

One million signatures to shut up Uwe Boll

One million sigantures - it's the only way to stop the onslaught!

Uwe Boll is an unpopular man - the type of person gamers love to hate. The German director has bought to the big screen adaptations of games like House of The Dead, Postal and Dungeon Siege and the results have been almost universally poorly received.

So, the question on the minds of many gamers is simple - how do we stop the Boll? The answer is simple - just sign your name on the list.

Speaking to FearNet recently, Uwe Boll had his attention drawn to an online petition geared at trying to stop him from making any more films. The bad news is that Uwe was a bit dismissive of the list, which has so far bagged about 18,000 signatures. The good news is that he let on how many signatures it would take to shut him up.

"18,000 is not enough to convince me," Boll told the interviewer. Then he was asked how many it would take to convince him. "One million. Now we have a new goal."

Personally, I'm not going to sign up. Half of that is sheer laziness, but the other half is that I actually enjoy coming back from the pub and laughing my way through his films with some friends. What about you though? Do you want to stem the flow, or open the floodgates? Let us know in the forums.

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Daniel114 7th April 2008, 13:33 Quote
where do I sign?
kenco_uk 7th April 2008, 13:33 Quote
How many would it take to shut Mark Rein up? :)
Flibblebot 7th April 2008, 13:43 Quote
How many active users on bit?

Put me down for both :)
Arkanrais 7th April 2008, 13:47 Quote
I just signed. The petition is just over 36,000 now
Jordan Wise 7th April 2008, 14:00 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by kenco_uk
How many would it take to shut Mark Rein up? :)

find an answer to that and i'll go door to door obtaining as many signatures as i can
Herbicide 7th April 2008, 14:04 Quote
36,740 at last count.
notatoad 7th April 2008, 14:07 Quote
that's pretty good. when this first hit the blogs yesterday morning, it was still at 18000. we've doubled it in one day. a million by the end of the week?
Gunsmith 7th April 2008, 14:07 Quote
signed

36932
DougEdey 7th April 2008, 14:11 Quote
37000+
p3n 7th April 2008, 14:16 Quote
insert number here
oddball walking 7th April 2008, 14:17 Quote
37213 as of now!


btw does anybody like any of his 'stuff'.
kenco_uk 7th April 2008, 14:20 Quote
Give it about another 67-68 days at its current pace and it should reach 1 million.

I haff no luv for Uwe.
[USRF]Obiwan 7th April 2008, 14:25 Quote
And now it is: 37603 with my vote ;)

btw. one million is a lot, if it gets to 100.000 it is already much. But 10 times that seems like impossible.
but its about 1 1/2 vote per second now. I think it is slash dotted. It is going very fast. If you read this it would be over 38.000.
Neoki 7th April 2008, 14:38 Quote
38191
Now :D
kenco_uk 7th April 2008, 14:39 Quote
I revise my quote, I reckon 7-8 days now!
DXR_13KE 7th April 2008, 15:17 Quote
hmmm.... some of his films look like fun.... look at the postal trailer.
UncertainGod 7th April 2008, 15:23 Quote
If this makes it into more mainstream news in the Uk it will hit a million over night.
Redbeaver 7th April 2008, 15:31 Quote
im not signing coz personally i enjoy his movie. to laugh at. throw a couple o'beer, some good buddies to laugh with u, ur golden.
identikit 7th April 2008, 16:09 Quote
Up to 42701 now.
Teh C 7th April 2008, 16:11 Quote
42783 now.
TreeDude 7th April 2008, 16:15 Quote
43043
Bungle 7th April 2008, 16:26 Quote
I've got an easier solution...don't buy his products. Vote with your wallets...it's the only vote that counts.
UncertainGod 7th April 2008, 16:29 Quote
Except that didn't work as every film he has ever made has lost money, but he still got payed by screwing with the German tax laws. Though that rule has been changed now which is why he can't do any more big budget films anyway.
MonkeyNutZ 7th April 2008, 16:43 Quote
heh, anyone who will box Lowtax simply wins.

I'm not going to sign, I enjoy awful movies to much, they're perfect for caffeine fueled LANs.
Eloquence 7th April 2008, 16:50 Quote
I signed, and started a thread on another forum I visit which has 220,000+ members :D
freedom810 7th April 2008, 17:07 Quote
:D Good news.
hotdog 7th April 2008, 17:21 Quote
46,786

Sign up people
Aterius Gmork 7th April 2008, 17:23 Quote
I am not going to... His movies are really funny if you watch them with some geek friends while drinking a few beer.




On the other hand... he's wasting my tax money... now where can I sign up again?
Thacrudd 7th April 2008, 17:39 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by kenco_uk
How many would it take to shut Mark Rein up? :)

LOL, voted
Vash-HT 7th April 2008, 18:51 Quote
While his movies are funny because they're so bad it makes people think video games are crap like his movies and hes getting paid to put out garbage, so I htink in the end I'd much rather have him stop.
Gunsmith 7th April 2008, 18:51 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by kenco_uk
How many would it take to shut Mark Rein up? :)

just one...








...with a pair of pliers and a blowtorch
EmJay 7th April 2008, 19:08 Quote
52,721. I'm guessing he'll laugh it off even if it does hit 1 million. Still worth trying, though.
FooSai 7th April 2008, 20:09 Quote
55595, it's going to take something special to hit 1 million.
talladega 7th April 2008, 20:09 Quote
its at 55633 now.... well not anymore.


edit: lol posted at same time as ^^^ and its already a 40 count difference
[WP@]WOLVERINE 7th April 2008, 20:09 Quote
i think this is a bit stupid tbh. I hate his movies but why the hell shouldnt he have the right to make them??? Just dont watch the crap. Its like saying hey i was on holiday in Spain and i hated it lets start a petition to forbid the exsistance of spain as a country...... Come on this is just ridiculous.
UncertainGod 7th April 2008, 20:11 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by [WP@]WOLVERINE
Its like saying hey i was on holiday in Spain and i hated it lets start a petition to forbid the exsistance of spain as a country.

Signed :p
Techno-Dann 7th April 2008, 20:26 Quote
56,333
Faulk_Wulf 7th April 2008, 20:40 Quote
I think that its because he is ruining the credibility of an already shakey venture. Most video game movies suck, regardless of who has made them, and so production companies and producers become more and more hesitant to produce movies based on games. So I figure alot of people assume that if Uwe is gone, someone might be able to step up and make a serious movie from a game and give it one last chance at not sucking. (Resident Evil, Doom, Mortal Combat: Annihilation, Alone in The Dark, Aliens Versus Predator, BloodRayne, Street Fighter, Double Dragons........ I'm sure there are more.) In fact the only decent game-to-movie production I can think of is Silent Hill. (I also like the first Mortal Kombat, but that's just me.)

Either that or this just feels empowering.

---

P.S. -- All that being said, Wolverine, you're absolutely right. Don't like it, don't use it. In fact that can be applied to damn near any argument from violent video games to someone's favorite book to Mac-vs-Windows.
johnnyboy700 7th April 2008, 21:34 Quote
58928 - I feel cleansed now that I have purged my demons!

My personal favourite review ever of a UB film (direct quote here), "Shite, shite, shite, shite, SHITE!!!!!

I think that gets the point across, don't you?
Multiplectic 7th April 2008, 21:36 Quote
59092 sigs.

Sadly, one million seems quite far ahead... :(
HourBeforeDawn 7th April 2008, 21:51 Quote
Im number 59846 to sign ^_^
Andy Mc 7th April 2008, 22:10 Quote
60562.....
UncertainGod 7th April 2008, 22:20 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Multiplectic
59092 sigs.

Sadly, one million seems quite far ahead... :(

Considering that in half an hour it went up by 1500 it isn't that far off...
TreeDude 7th April 2008, 22:26 Quote
If the current pace keeps up then it should only take 2 weeks. Sadly I know it won't.
francisl1420 7th April 2008, 22:30 Quote
61634.... get a move on
Gunsmith 7th April 2008, 23:10 Quote
i just posted it at multiplay, theres another community of gamers after his head
LordPyrinc 7th April 2008, 23:18 Quote
I hope Dungeon Siege isn't crap... was looking forward to seeing it. BTW, it can't be worse than another movie Jason Statham was in by the name of "Crank". Awful movie, too bad I bought the DVD before seeing it. So far "Crank" has been the only movie I've seen with him in it that truly was a waste of film.
donnie 7th April 2008, 23:26 Quote
65609 we need to stop these clowns from making good ideas in bad rubbish!!!
benjamyn 7th April 2008, 23:58 Quote
signed.

posted on other forums and sent article to Kotaku!
UncertainGod 8th April 2008, 00:14 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by LordPyrinc
I hope Dungeon Siege isn't crap... was looking forward to seeing it. BTW, it can't be worse than another movie Jason Statham was in by the name of "Crank". Awful movie, too bad I bought the DVD before seeing it. So far "Crank" has been the only movie I've seen with him in it that truly was a waste of film.

In the name of the king is probably his film that has pissed me off the most because you can telll that it could have been at least passable. The story was there and the general conversion into a screenplay seemed to have gone well but then there was everything else, camera-work, the direction he was giving people. All the other film were irredeemable pieces of crap but In The Name Of The King could have been ok if he died before it went into production.
Solidus 8th April 2008, 00:35 Quote
iv signed up, anything to stop poor game to movie conversions, i really dont want to see such things like this for other game franchises, hopefully someone eles can do better.

Iv also sent the link to another website with a big fanbase so hopefully if they consider it worthy enough to post, they will put it in their front page and get those signitures boosted.
Arkanrais 8th April 2008, 00:44 Quote
70447 Total Signatures
w00t, coming along nicely
Daza 8th April 2008, 00:51 Quote
Signed it earlyer theres a new sig every second at the mo.

Now do remember to digg it.

http://digg.com/movies/Sign_this_petition_to_end_Uwe_Boll_s_career
Breach 8th April 2008, 02:25 Quote
Yikes, I think God kills a pony for every god awful game-to-movie he does. Scary that anyone would actually give this guy money to make a movie...must be easy, I think Im going to change careers and make some crappy movies of my own :D

Signed!
C-Sniper 8th April 2008, 02:39 Quote
75287 now
Lazarus Dark 8th April 2008, 02:52 Quote
75686

I'm just doing it cause everyone else is doing it.
PhenomRed 8th April 2008, 03:29 Quote
is there one of these to make Jack Thompson sit down and shut up?

oh wait, the Florida Bar is already doing that :D
C-Sniper 8th April 2008, 03:44 Quote
well i also added it to a site that has over a half mil members so hopefully that will pull in some count. so far we are already above 77.5k
Spaceraver 8th April 2008, 05:42 Quote
80.762
Faulk_Wulf 8th April 2008, 06:00 Quote
# Zombie Massacre (2010) (in production)
# BloodRayne 3 (2009) (in production)
# Sabotage 1943 (2009) (in production)
# Far Cry (2008) (post-production)
# Tunnel Rats (2008) (post-production)
... aka 1968 Tunnel Rats (USA: new title)


........... FARCRY?!?
Bladestorm 8th April 2008, 06:01 Quote
81508 now.
Multiplectic 8th April 2008, 06:08 Quote
*Oh please please, get to one million... Pleeaase!!*
Bungle 8th April 2008, 11:49 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by LordPyrinc
So far "Crank" has been the only movie I've seen with him in it that truly was a waste of film.
Might want to take a look at revolver, which is pretty poor imo. WAR with Jet Li was surprisingly good. ;)
[USRF]Obiwan 8th April 2008, 12:32 Quote
And don't forget resident evil and tombraider, But those where not made by Uwe. I liked these movies.

If i look up Uwe on IDMB:

# Zombie Massacre (2010) (in production) (producer)
# BloodRayne 3 (2009) (in production) (producer)
# Sabotage 1943 (2009) (in production) (producer)
# Alone in the Dark II (2009) (V) (post-production) (producer)
# Far Cry (2008) (post-production) (producer)
# Tunnel Rats (2008) (post-production) (executive producer)
... aka 1968 Tunnel Rats (USA: new title)

Hope we get to the 1 million before he starts on Far Cry!

I don't get it, why do game studios let him do the producing and let him ****up their games...
Xir 8th April 2008, 12:42 Quote
Hmmm.

Actually I like them.
Even though they're bad. ;)

Better than nobody making movies like this :D
Trindee 8th April 2008, 13:18 Quote
I just signed and got number 92,690
genesisofthesith 8th April 2008, 13:56 Quote
Next up: Paul WS Anderson!
iggy 8th April 2008, 14:25 Quote
sorry, but if you can sit and actually watch a uwe boll film without dieing inside, theres something seriously wrong with you. same as eating at mcdonalds.
kenco_uk 8th April 2008, 15:26 Quote
Aye, I always go and sit in the car.
Flibblebot 8th April 2008, 16:40 Quote
You have a DVD player in the car?
pendragon 8th April 2008, 19:14 Quote
/signed..
`twas 98,000+ when i signed it this morning
C-Sniper 8th April 2008, 21:33 Quote
over 112k now, man this is climbing fast.
iggy 9th April 2008, 11:10 Quote
Quote:
you have left me little choice, i will box these 1 million people one by one
Orca 10th April 2008, 00:19 Quote
A response from Uwe Boll!

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A million pro Boll? Well, I suppose 372 is a promising start... :) http://www.petitiononline.com/ub221965/petition.html

Michael Bay's response to Uwe Boll, rofl:
Quote:
Originally Posted by michaelbay
I find people who rant like that - calling **** about both me, and George Clooney - comes from someone screaming because he is not being heard. He is obviously a sad being.

When you ask "do I care"? Not in the slightest.

M
kenco_uk 10th April 2008, 11:27 Quote
156370 or thereabouts atm. It's still climbing!
Flibblebot 10th April 2008, 12:04 Quote
"The only genius in the whole f***ing business"...?
Only in your head, matey :(
Jordan Wise 10th April 2008, 14:35 Quote
LMFAO what an absolute d***
Andy Mc 11th April 2008, 15:29 Quote
So far it stands at: 177159
Multiplectic 11th April 2008, 18:49 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Flibblebot
"The only genius in the whole f***ing business"...?
Only in your head, matey :(

Well, clearly he's been smoking some $hit for... actually, since he was born. Maybe his mom was doped 24/7 and that's why he ended up that way. :)

The blind man that doesn't want to see is the worst.
lcdguy 11th April 2008, 19:00 Quote
signed, we must stop the madness :D
Nikumba 11th April 2008, 23:13 Quote
Quite clearly we all need to join the Fcebook group : http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=30207320992

Kimbie
Neoki 18th April 2008, 04:13 Quote
As I just signed.

205149. Neoki Uwe just realise your worthless and stop making good games and stuff in to the most sorry reason for a film. Seriously man get a life no one likes you and if they do then fair does but stop ruining peoples lifes as it is the worst thing you can do. Stop complaining about cheating just get the bladdy message no one likes you. GO MAKE SOME THING ELSE OTHER THEN THE SORRY EXCUSE FOR THE FILMS YOU MAKE
HourBeforeDawn 18th April 2008, 04:35 Quote
almost to a quarter mil ugh this taking longer then I thought it would....
pdf27 18th April 2008, 17:37 Quote
He's about to release a comedy about September 11th apparently, so that's a whole new batch of people who might wish to sign the petition coming right up!
Sathy 22nd April 2008, 15:28 Quote
He may be clueless, but he's either smart or has some very serious self image issues. Why? Either he knows that there won't be a million people who care enough to actually sign the petition, or he imagines that there won't be a million people who think of him as a failure among the film making industry. I guess the paranoid bit about Mr. Spielberg and Mr. Bay is a good clue to which is the reality. Good job Uwe, you're making yourself look even more stupid each time!

Having something to just to make fun of is hardly worth the millions put into the making of his "products".

Gets my sign on the petition, nearing 220 000, with around 50 a minute it seems...that's a lot of Spelbergs!
PhenomRed 9th May 2008, 03:43 Quote
Just signed, its at 258096 now. Expecting alot of extra sigs because some company is offering free gum to everyone if it reaches 1 mil before the 23rd
HourBeforeDawn 9th May 2008, 03:50 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by PhenomRed
Just signed, its at 258096 now. Expecting alot of extra sigs because some company is offering free gum to everyone if it reaches 1 mil before the 23rd

really hmm that doesnt sound good now they can argue that people were enticed to sign and didnt really mean it >_< ya ya I know its just gum but still could be used as an argument but on the bright side woot free gum lol
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