Much like a real computer game or the actual game (which I have never played by the way) there isn't really any story for this film, just a couple of guys who need to steal a ton of cuddly dolls to make money, one to escape his shit hometown the other to pay of a huge tax bill. At the same time the Taliban wants the dolls too, and of course to blow up the western world. Its very weird and doesn't make any sense really, its just a long gun battle with many many deaths and typical cliched characters, but that doesn't mean this is a bad film.
The little sequences where Bin Laden chats with Bush are actually very good and quite genius :)
Boll has strong opinions here ;) much like a Michael Moore film there are so many references like this strewn throughout and the ending pretty much sums up the whole feel of the film and the real world to a degree...scary :( Whats more scary is the beginning of the film with a quite close to the bone sequence of an airliner being flown into a skyscraper hmmm :(
The cast are all unknown virtually and do an OK job, the main lead Ward is actually pretty good as a everyday guy who slowly becomes a gun totting 'Mad Max' style vigilante. There are plenty of sexy girls, Boll makes a cameo defending his films as himself, but ends up getting shot in the nuts haha numerous bizarre deaths with little or no consequences, and that includes babies and kids getting blown away or run over, cops with no morales etc...its just your everyday GTA style computer game on the big screen.
In that aspect Boll has made a very good film which could be the closest thing to a perfect computer game adaptation, its close to source material, its clearly made for the right age group and hasn't been watered down and it does actually look like a free roaming GTA style game.
The fact that it doesn't really make any sense and has no meaning doesn't really matter...its a film based on a violent computer game which has no real point to it accept to run around and kill people.
Depends how you look at it.
Very clever in places with strong yet clearly comicbook/computer game style violence and probably Bolls finest hour so far.
Also, a must if you've ever wanted long, loving shots of full frontal Dave Foley.
Sure it has a few chuckles but then the expression about monkeys and typewriters comes to mind.
in the eye, I couldn't ignore the fact that most of the gags were irritably cheap and unfunny. Add some of the worst directing imaginable to that fact, and you have a random mess of a movie that, despite being okay for the most part, should never have been made. So congratulations to Mr Boll, for once again failing to create something decent and worthwhile. Go figure!
Pretty decent dumb movie. Check it if you like dark humor. My favorite part was the cat's scene.