BTW, I have no doubt Boll knows his movies suck. He does it intentionally, but you guys keep falling for his antics. When will you get it? Bay genuinely thinks he's the real deal. In a sense, he's the more offensive one, but they both suck.
To be honest, I think you have it backwards. Boll thinks he's awesome -- he keeps getting hired to direct movies and they all tank. Bay, while creating exploding, hottie-filled, testosterone fueled, eye & ear candy, at least can laugh at himself. See his recent pool party commercial on youtube.
Boll apears to be like one of those contestants on American Idol that sincerely thinks everyone else is wrong about him.
Who's made more money from his films?
Does Boll get called by Spielberg with earmarked projects?
If they are that bad, why do people spend money seeing them theatrically AND buy up the DVDs?
Does Boll have a Criterion release?
He may be good at mixed martial arts but as far as making entertaining films (and I mean entertaining on purpose), he sucks fossils. He knows it and, like the child he is, he threatens people with violence to show how cool he is.
He's a low-forehead tool. Maybe he should fight himself...to the death.
Commercial success is not quality, though it will get you calls from Spielberg, who is mainly a businessmen afterall. I haven't bothered to check out his youtube contributions.
I have no doubt that all Boll's posturing is just part of the act, exactly like the people who go on American Idol and suck unbelievably, and know it, but act like they are great. It increases their chances of getting on the show, which is ultimately what they want. They can't get on by being good (presuming anyone on that show has ever been good) so they get on by sucking and antics.
I like Bay too. The Rock was a top notch actioner. He's not the greatest filmmaker but his films are entertaining. The people who hate Bay tend to be of the snooty film snob variety. SteveGon and his ilk pride themselves in not being interested in the big summer blockbusters. And I think Ricey once bragged he had successfully avoided watching any of the Lord of the Rings films. There you go, your honour I rest my case.
As for Uwe Boll, I saw a zombie film he made, and it was pants, I mean really bad.
Boll admits to making movies for purly commercial reasons. And he rbought up the tax dodge angle in interviews too.
That said, I presonally would like to beat the snot out of Bay. Why? Just cuz. something about him smacks of "Punch Me". So I'd put my money On Boll, even though "Alone In The Dark" was the only movie in the past 5 years I actually shut off.
My brother has said I'm the follow the masses type. I like stuff because other people do. I don't agree with that. I like stuff just because I DO. Has nothing to do with anyone else.
Sometimes I think people want to NOT like something or someone, JUST to be different. Like not Liking Bay.
Now I am not going to call anyone a snob, but I've always found it odd when people choose to rip on a movie like Transformers or The Rock or something like Tomb Raider. I mean if you don't know what you're going to see when you check into those kinds of movies, you probaby shouldn't of went.
Every movie can't be Gone with The Wind. And a movie doesn't need to be to be entertaining.