Tagline: “Based on the best-selling video game…”
Translation: Uwe Boll is back!
The Verdict: If you thought the box-office failure of Boll’s In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale spelled the end of his career, you were probably correct. What you might not have known, however, is that by the time King (budgeted at $70 million) earned less than $3 million in its opening weekend, he already had seven more films in various stages of production, all financed before the closing of an obscure German tax loophole that’s funded much of his oeuvre. Far Cry — the story of an evil scientist who creates genetically modified soldiers and the ass-kicking boat captain who must stop him — bears all the hallmarks of a true Boll classic: bad acting, terrible dialogue, and special effects that look even worse than the ones in the video game. So, sure, Boll will be washed up by 2011 or so, but by that time Germany’s treasury will be empty and at least six more video games adapted for the screen (or, more likely, DVD).