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It’s Fourth of July weekend, so let’s head into the holiday
with some fireworks courtesy of Uwe Boll. The man who gave us HOUSE OF THE
DEAD, ALONE IN THE DARK, POSTAL, BLOODRAYNE, BLUBBERELLA and AUSCHWITZ recently
made some explosive statements regarding THE TREE OF LIFE, Terrence Malick and
Lars von Trier.
Screen Junkies spoke with the controversial filmmaker, who had this to say about THE TREE OF
LIFE: “The opening of that movie was really good but then he completely lost
it,” offers Boll. “I think TREE OF LIFE is a piece of shit. Totally. And I
think Sean Penn is ridiculous in it, like walking around in the elevator. It’s
nothing. This is the thing. It’s so overrated because it’s Terrence Malick. You
have to tell a story that you get a connection to something. When he starts
doing after 25 minutes a National Geographic break where you see volcanoes and
planets coming together. Then his dinosaur episode with JURASSIC PARK. You
think well, what’s going on with him? What is wrong with the guy? I
was not engaged to keep watching. If I would have known how this ends, I would
have walked out. But I watched the whole movie because I wanted to see how it
ends also. The end was I think the most pathetic thing, when they’re all at the
beach hugging each other. It was fucking disastrous. It was a complete disaster
and it shows also that a lot of stars have no taste. Like Sean Penn, Brad Pitt
have no taste what a good movie is. They trusted the director but you have to
have your own brain. You cannot tell me you were not bored to death while you
watched THE TREE OF LIFE.”
Boll also had some thoughts on ANTICHRIST and MELANCHOLIA
writer/director von Trier. “I like BREAKING THE WAVES,” he says. “After that
was all crap. The thing is he gets all the Hollywood stars, ‘Oh, I want to work
with him,’ and they don’t know what kind of retard he is.”
Say this much for Boll: he never minces his words.
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