Far Cry


Its 2008 and Uwe Boll is pissed off at how people reacted to his shitty 2007 Lord of the Rings Knock off and decides to fight back at the market by knocking off a game. I’ve never played any of the Far Cry games because I thought they we’re just rip offs of Uncharted. Turns out that Far Cry started the genre in 2004 and Uncharted was the clone in 2007. Far Cry (2004) was also ground breaking in graphics and won some bullshit award and scored highly on many rating sites. They obviously wanted to cash in on it and made Far Cry 2 in 2008. Both the game and the movie was around October 2008 but the games was set in Africa and the movie was an adaptation of Far Cry 1. Strange. They could have done something awesome and made the two tie into each other. Anyway, I still can’t figure out if the game guys approached Uwe, or if he loved the game and approached them. Doing a bit more digging and found that BloodRayne is a 2005 Uwe movie based on a 2002 game. The game was a 7 out of 10 and the movie was around a 3 out of 10. Looks like Uwe will do the approach and convince the owner of the rights that he was the best man for the job. He probably used the line “I know the last one tanked, but I have learned from my mistakes and this time it will be different, I promise”.

The plot is: a journalist hires a boatman to drive her to a military base to investigate some shit. The boatman is actually an ex-army guy. This is sounding like a Steven Segal movie. No. Segal movies are around the 1992-1995 time. This movie is 2008. Plot details are of the ‘who cares’ variety. The stars are boring, the story is boring, the sets are boring, the dialogue is boring. There are no really memorable scenes either. Cost of production was 30m USD and made around 1m USD or slightly less. Probably a case of Uwe getting more of that sweet German Film Fund money. How did he convince them twice to hand him money on junk?

Give this a skip. Its a shitty shit movie.