Thursday, August 16, 2007

Boll goes Postal, Part II

My Variety colleague Dennis Harvey reports that Uwe Boll's latest may -- gasp! -- actually be worth seeing. Postal, Harvey writes, is an "energetic if scattershot farce" that "aims to be the It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World of bad-taste satires on an out-of-control post-9/11 world. Like that non-classic, its sheer exertion often impresses more than the number of actual laughs scored. Still, this anything-goes exercise isn't dull... " Based loosely -- apparently, very loosely -- on a series of videogames, Postal "is equal-opportunity cartoonish in embracing and sending up stereotypes and sacred cows, though most mainstream viewers -- not the target demo here -- will be appalled by certain ideas being used for comedy. They range from an opening 9/11 hijacker cockpit sequence to a fade with secret allies George W. Bush and Osama bin Laden skipping hand-in-hand into the nuclear explosion-riddled sunset."

Jeez, wait until Bill O'Reilly and Michael "Mad Dog" Medved hear about this one

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