Uwe Boll's Latest Masterwork: 'Tunnel Rats' Trailer

February 11, 2008

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If you're at all familiar with the Uwe Boll catalog, you know that the director's films are pretty much the equivalent of a conversation with an 8-year-old boy--nonsensical, full of video game references, often inscrutable, and requiring of the abandonment of personal desire to get through. So you may be surprised, watching this trailer to his latest directorial effort, that it seems so... not "good"--definitely not good--but maybe... restrained?

Whereas my usual response to a Boll trailer is screaming at the screen, agonizing over the idea that this man has been given the chance to direct nearly 20 unwatchable films, I instead felt an incredible numbness. So tame; so boring; so few unintentionally hilarious, inexplicable moments. Just some terrible actors dressed like army guys. Could this mean the end of the Uwe Boll we all know and love?

No. It turns out that's not the case. In actuality, the entire trailer was just an extended joke, numbing you with poorly-paced but reasonable footage until the big punchline at the end (look at this dude gettin' stabbed in the f***in' throat, bros!) reassures you that Uwe Boll does still plan to make it as gratuitous as possible in as many ways possible. It's good to know some things won't change.

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