Ah, Uwe Boll. He may be the “worst director of all time,” but I guess we’ll never know how his boxing skills match up with some of the world’s film critics. After offering a very public challenge to go one-on-one in the ring against a handful of critics willing to test their pugilism, it looks like he’s only found one taker: a 16-year-old online writer. The Guardian takes us there:
As it turns out only one person, a 16-year-old online correspondent, has accepted the Teutonic test, which was recently downgraded from a 10-round bout officiated by a professional referee to a three-round amateur contest.
Playground rules dictate that such a deafening silence should entitle Boll to an almighty dose of gloating and much swelling of man-pride, but of course the man’s not happy and has wasted little time lambasting his faceless foes.
“Where are my harshest critics from the IMDb and other websites hiding?” the film-maker said in a menacing statement released this week. “Are they chickening out? Many have said they will fight me but they never register to fight.”