Darfur - How to make a poor movie out of a good idea

Okay folks,
Sunday is over, I am happy. But unfortunately I watched a movie yesterday in order to relax. Unfortunately? Yes, because I watches a Uwe Boll high quality production, named "Darfur" that deals with the civil war in the African desert. Islamic Terrorists called "Janjaweed" kill, rape and torture the civil African population.

Okay, the topic is important, especially because nobody seems to be interested in that conflict despite there are much more people killed than in the Gaza strip. But well, Uwe Boll who has also made "Rampage" (that has at least an interesting end), is not famous for doing so well. At least he isn't in Germany.

He uses a shakin' camera, that obviously suggests that everything happens in danger and in wildlife. A few Western journalists try to help ("Burden of the white man") a village of African people that is attacked by Janjaweed fighters. The have just a small gun and well, they fail. Then you see the cruelty of the massacre en détail and some stupid dialogues and thats it.

Originally a good idea, but a stupid plot without tension or personality. 4 stars out of 10 for brutality.

42 comments:

mac-and-me said...

well its an uwe boll movie so 4/10 is pretty good

baxxman said...

@mac-and-me: You are right! Don't want to say this, but it is one of his "best" movies^^

Banacek said...

Exactly. I wouldn't expect too much from an Uwe Boll movie. It's an important topic so, though.

CandleintheDark said...

Yeah, Uwe Boll. Did anyone expect this to be good?

Puzzle said...

Im not sure I like the idea of Uwe Boll tackling such a difficult topic...maybe a little out of his depth?

Aaron M. Gipson said...

I think it sounds like a pretty bleak story, but reality there probably isn't too much happiness that came from that event....

Diorf said...

Another Uwe Boll quality movie!

Tony Storm said...

havent seen it

thenitefalls said...

I never heard of Uwe Boll, but it sucks when movies have a good idea but their plot is all over the place.

Alphabeta said...

You should have watched Spirited Away.

Chris said...

Lots of movies follow this guide unfortunately...

Sieger said...

i'm surprised it didn't get picked up by someone who can make good movies. You'd think with all the money big name producers send over there.

Jay.CA said...

an unfortunately made movie about a relevant topic. :(

A said...

Man it's disappointing when movies with good ideas behind them suck.

Bluntmasta Flex said...

Bad movie, important theme.

Thatoneguy said...

Seen it. Didn't like it honestly.

rndmg123 said...

never seen it and probably never will now..

The_illustrative_Mind said...

there are still some ok movies out there, somewhere.

Bassislv said...

good to know Uwe Boll is a poor director, going to stay away from his movies now

las3R said...

Yeah, so many movies like these, disappointing indeed.

Josh said...

Your title is how I felt about Mortal Kombat the movie

Justin said...

Hmm...maybe that's why I've never heard of it.

Kim Anders said...

damn, that looks like a sh*t movie

Pot, Music, Football said...

i wouldn't even give it 4 stars

Anton Nuemus said...

typical Uwe Boll movie...
But Rampage was awesome. But only the original one, not the cutted germen version where he get caught at the end -.-

Niko said...

So True...I wish I was a producer ^^

The Moustache Man said...

hahaha owch. i haven't seen it, but i'll make sure not to watch it. XD

Virellum said...

I don't think I've ever seen a Uwe Boll movie I liked.. so nothing too surprising here.

Don't know if you saw Eyes Wide Shut, maybe a nice movie for you to review. I loved it.

Spike said...

everything Uwe Boll makes is shit, period.

Merlyy said...

The Cover looks even more stupid :D

Football Maniac said...

Darfur's not a topic to mess around with. Im just happy the South of Sudan could win the separation-referendum.

XXII said...

ha. Loved the title.

Obi-wan Mikenobi said...

Anybody who watches this movie will only watch it for the rape and brutality, the storyline in these kinds of movies are considered optional.

Good review, thanks for the warning.

Alexander said...

A really good movie could have been hade out of this like hotel rwanda or blood diamonds but they had to do this...tsk tsk tsk

viljami.korianteri said...

Uwe Boll can ruin anything

PekkaK said...

Oh my god, didn't know this was Boll movie. Gotta watch it now :D

Raini said...

Uwe Boll :<

Mike D said...

I fell asleep watching this movie.

Matthew Skull said...

Uwe Bollshit
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Matty V. said...

Uwe Boll is a joke. How is this guy still commissioned to make movies? He's worse than M. Night Shyamalan.

Lol Matthew Skull—"Uwe Bollshit." Haha!

skinned sheep said...

well the cover sure does look pretty cool.

+follow

Everyday Normal Guy said...

I cant wrap my head around that fact that Uwe manages to fund his movies. Its unbelievable.

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