I miss the Uwe Boll that made bad video game movies we could at the very least laugh at. I much prefer that Uwe Boll to the morose Uwe Boll who now mostly makes movies that wallow in human misery – prison rape, Vietnam savagery, Columbine-style massacres, African genocide – and now he’s making a movie called Auschwitz graphically detailing the horrors that went on in that most notorious of Nazi concentration camps.
Twitch broke the news that Uwe Boll has made a movie about one of the greatest horrors in human history. Quoting Dr. Boll:
“It’s in the tradition of my movies Stoic, Darfur, Rampage, Tunnel Rats, Heart of America…it shows Auschwitz as what it was: a meat plant for humans…a death factory.”
As opposed to all those other Holocaust movies over the years that made Auschwitz seem like a happy place for Jews?
There’s also a rather unpleasant teaser clip for Auschwitz you can see below (yes, that is Uwe Boll himself seen in a Nazi uniform looking constipated as Jews get gassed in the next room) that honestly makes me question whether he’s setting out to make a gut-wrenching drama about the atrocities perpetrated in Nazi Germany’s most infamous concentration camp or if he’s using it as an excuse to make a Holocaust-sploitation flick designed to be the German version of Men Behind the Sun. Perhaps if a movie about sensitive subject matter this disturbing was being made by a filmmaker with a better track record than the guy responsible for House of the Dead, Postal, and Seed, some of us wouldn’t question the filmmaker’s intent.
Maybe Boll will prove us wrong. That remains to be seen. But will you want to see it?
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