Reviewed by: Christopher Walker
Every time you buy a movie ticket or rent a video you are casting a vote telling Hollywood “That’s what I want.” Why does Hollywood continue to promote immoral programming? Are YOU part of the problem, or part of the solution?
|Featuring:||Zack Ward, Dave Foley, Chris Coppola, Michael Benyaer, Jackie Tohn, Erick Avari, Ralf Moeller, Chris Spencer, Seymour Cassel, David Huddleston, Verne Troyer, Uwe Boll, Vince Desiderio, Larry Thomas, Michaela Mann, Lorielle New, Holly Eglington, Lucie Guest, J.K. Simmons, Brent Mendenhall|
“In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale,” “BloodRayne,” “Alone in the Dark”
|Producer:||Uwe Boll, Dan Clarke, Jonathan Shore, Shawn Williamson|
“Some comedies go too far… others start there.”
The tagline for “Postal” states that “Some comedies go to far… others start there”. That probably rings true as it is was one of the mot controversial computer games ever made, and now it is a controversial movie made by controversial director Uwe Boll. I don't know why it was made, but it is was meant to be disgusting, shocking, revolting, sick, twisted, and hilarious all at the same time. Boll succeeded, but the result is a mixed bag that you will have to see and decide for yourself (if you wish to view it, as it should come with a warning on the box).
The main character in the movie is named, uh, Dude (Zack Ward) and this dude lives in a trailer with his mobidly-obese/foul-mothed/sex-crazed wife. He is trying to get a job, but is humiliated everywhere he goes. Everyday he gets coffee and sometimes hangs out with his Uncle Dave (Dave Foley), who is the leader of a Scientology-like cult called D.O.O.M. (Denomination of Organic Monotheism) who tries to lure Dave back by helping him steal loads of dolls. However, that is also the same plan of Al-Quaeda, only their plan involves something more sinister: stuff them with vials of avian bird flu, distributing them all over the world. Dubbed the Postal Dud by the neighborhood, he teams up with a local barista (Jackie Tohn) and stop plans for world domination, and getting revenge on anyone who gets in his way.
“Postal” had some great comical moments that may be disturbing for some: people may find it offensive as Boll spoofs the events of September 11 in the movie’s opening minutes. It should be no surprise that Uwe Boll spoofs his own image in the movie (such as the Internet claim that he finances his movies with “Nazi Gold” and the answer to why he “destroys” video game-adaptations). It’s a huge step up from his previous efforts (anything by him can hopefully be better than “Alone in the Dark” or “House of the Dead”), but don’t expect for me to stand up and call it a masterpiece just yet. Unlike his other films, I am giving this one the benefit of the doubt. There are some things that worked: the Osama bin Laden/George Bush impersonators are another thing that worked, as I leave the rest for you if you desire to see what other conniving ideas and tricks that Boll has up his sleeves.
Christians, take head, for when I say the movie is offensive. It IS offensive. Nobody is off limits, and nothing is sacred. So if you wanna watch, watch it at you own risk.
Violence: Heavy / Profanity: Heavy / Sex/Nudity: Extreme