After video game film misses like “House of the Dead,” “BloodRayne,” and “Alone in the Dark” along with potential rights to other beloved video game franchises, it is a consistent pattern that director/producer Uwe Boll is not good at adapting video game to screen. That is putting it mildly. There are single-celled organisms yet to be discovered on Mars who have never touched a video game console who could produce and direct a better “Postal” film than Uwe Boll.
Perhaps taking his critically panned video game films as a sign to try something new, a new Uwe Boll feature seems to have popped up titled “Blubberella.” At the very least, this new film will show the world that Uwe Boll can create bad films out of more than just video games.
As the title may suggest, “Blubberella” is about a woman who saves the day and happens to be on the heavy side. Given the size 0 heroines usually seen on comic books, television, and movies, perhaps a curvier female lead could be the refreshing breath of fresh creativity blown into the genre and the strength in her character appeals to the audiences instead of how she looks in the tiniest of bikinis. But with a name like Blubberella and a tagline of “She will kick major ass- with her major ass,” expect to see plenty of jokes at the expense of heavy people.
Note that the film does not have the potential to be terrible because of the fatsploitation factor of a leading overweight woman. It has the potential to be bad because of Uwe Boll’s writing and production skills. Such a film can be so bad that it is good again. But with Uwe Boll’s track record, this film is likely to just stay bad.
The irony in this whole production is that despite how tastelessly bad this film is expected to be, the train wreck appeal consistent with Uwe Boll guarantees some exposure such as this write up. Every announcement of his bad films is an instant free publicity machine. I do concede the marketing genius that Uwe Boll must be. After receiving such news of his new film, the proper procedure for me would have been to avoid clicking on the link, delete the email, shut off the computer, cancel my Internet service, move to the boonies, and return once I forgot who Uwe Boll was.
But look on the bright side: No video games were ruined through this film… yet.