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First watch, then rate


Sorry, but this sucks....please do not rate movies because you saw the trailer or hated the actor/director whatsoever. Imdb was(!) a good information site with "normal" ratings, now it just sucks often.

Uwe Boll isn't the best director in the world, but if you didn't see this movie, do not rate it with a 1 or else only because it's his work.

And second of all, not every goddamn new movie deserves a 10! The ratings should be related to movie "history", too. So please ask yourself twice before you rate.

And this movie is just average. 5 out of 10 or 6 if you like action movies, but as it seemed to be censored in Germany, which is dumb, btw not to blame the director this time but the distributors - it gets a 5 from me for now, as it wasn't boring but not spectacular as well - just average

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German people must have some low standards.

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They do. Why do you think Uwe Boll is so popular in Germany?

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Seems like I've somehow missed the part about Uwe being "so popular" over here...

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Yeah me too...

But i think there's a parade for him next week in Berlin Oo

For Heaven's Sake Uwe Boll is not popular neither in Germany nor in any other Country in the World

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@fireyhole and @miriclemaker22
Thanks. That's very useful.
And low standards? What about "Disaster Movie", "You kill me", "Balls of Fury", "The Comebacks", "Last Hour", "How to rob a bank", "Speed racer", "One missed call", "Prom night", "Captivity" - just to name a few. So, please don't begin with ridiculous comparisons of movie productions/moviegoers of a country.
Nothing to do with my wish to rate after(!) you see a movie. Nothing to do with Far Cry or any other Uwe Boll movie. I am not a fan and perhaps never will be - he won't be able to catch up to Fincher, R. Scott a.s.o.
Did you see "Far Cry"? Did you see any Boll-Movie? Or are you just assuming that because of his low ratings all his movies are crap without watching and seeing for yourself that it is crap?

I think the rating system has to be changed.
I've enough of crap like "I give Quantum of solace a 9 because i loved the trailer" or "Brad Pitt? He's so cool. Every movie of him deserves a 10". Or that you have to give the boring and dull and overrated "There will be blood" a good rating only because Day-Lewis busting his ass off in his role.

Most overrated movies of this year:
30. 8.6 WALL·E (2008) 78,201 (Same rating i.e. as "Citizen Kane"!!!!!!)
Damn, i love animation movies - and most of them are really good. Wall-E, too - but it deserves not more than a 7/10 because the story isn't as good as Nemo, or Rataouille or Monsters Inc.(which btw is the best animation movie)
235. 8.0 In Bruges (2008) 35,630 (Same rating i.e. as "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance") Why an 8?? 6 or 7 is enough. The end spoiler was too obvious, the dialogues were reiterative.

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You see, those movies aren't Uwe Boll movies.

If Wall-E was a Uwe Boll movie it would be *beep* which is fact.

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Or you'd immediately give it a 1/10 without seeing it, which is what the original poster is saying. Wall-E could be the EXACT same movie, nothing different and would have a 2.8 if Boll's name was attached to it which is fact.

I'm not much of a fan of his but it's better than the overdone, moronic, mind-numbing spoofs that keep rolling out of Hollywood.

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No, you see, I think he's justified in giving Boll a 1/10 without seeing that movie first. If he is like me and he has seen at least 5 of Bolls *beep* films, then you can pretty much guess how good the others are. He has only ever made *beep* films, he will only ever make *beep* films.

He's a blight on the creative world and I hope he has an aneurysm and dies.

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I have to disagree. Postal was actually a pretty funny movie.

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>No, you see, I think he's justified in giving <insert name here> a 1/10 without seeing that movie first.
anyone who thinks that should be shot at sight.

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You got a point there, regarding the rating system. Its basically useless now that there are so many morons on imdb. Not that there are no bad movies that deserve a very low rating or excelent movies that deserve a 10... its just like you said. People rate a movie cause they dont "like" something about it.

Sometimes i ask myself how some of the people on imdb got offended so badly, by an actor or director, that they "hate" his gut to the death, just cause he made a crapy movie, or they didnt like the way how he made the movie, or whatever. What kind of childish behaveour is that?!

I always say, if you dont like DRAMA movies, DONT GO WATCH EM!!! If you dont like movies made by Uwe Boll, DONT GOT WATCH EM!!! Cause you obviously wont like them, but DONT judge a book from its cover alone!

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full ack, and i found there will be blood boring, too

but never the less everyone has to admit, that boll is one of the bottom 10% directors.

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Your a douche man, there's lots of really bad movies that get done just because the producer owes somebody a favor or sometimes Hollywood wants a bomb its all manipulated and "speed racer" was a great movie just overshadowed and it bombed, Germany sucks at making movies for the most part, why do you think Hollywood is known world wide? Because they make the best movies in the world, period. Even though speed raced bombed its still better than any movie uwe boll could never, even in his deepest dreams think of making. I did like postal so I give him that one every other uwe boll movie has been easily under a 3 besides the Asian girls tit's in that one deleted scene from house of the dead, I give them a 5. w/e, yah?

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"Germany sucks at making movies for the most part,why do you think Hollywood is known world wide?"
What a disappointing (standard American) statement. Hollywood is "known world wide" basically because the USA has the biggest domestic audience, and a government that sponsors the export of domestically produced movies. Simple economics, and nothing AT ALL to do with QUALITY. Oh, and add-in a domestic American population that (a) hates foreign movies, (so remakes them - usually badly) plus studios that cater for "the lowest common denominator." That results in rubbish quality movies that appeal to the largest number of morons. The USA is NOT short of Morons. They're short of money, credibility yes... but morons, no!

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Just seen the movie, not great I must tell you.It deserves a 1 or 2 in other words sucked big time

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I've had enough crap of people assuming that people rate movies on the way trailers are good or bad.

Give examples or just even at least one movie that has a really bad rating but is a really good movie, and maybe ill start listening to your crap.

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I happen to think "in bruges" deserves the 8.0 ,
it was fantastic....."end spoiler"?..........whatever.....

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The movie was better than I expected. 4/10

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there is people with low standarts everywhere, and those people never create anything in their lives but only bash what other people have created.

people with high standarts create things, get things done, instead of being only the consumer or critic like all the uwe boll lemming haters.

quentin tarantino gets repetive and boring while uwe boll keeps suprising the audience with new ideas and ways of filming, if you cant look for the good in his films then you also have your eyes closed to the good in life. cos fun people see the good in things, and dont go along with the mass..

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You are mistaken, this movie is made for American public (you hear any German being spoken in this movie? Oh, I forgot, you haven't seen it..) and we all know their standards.. seen Valkyrie? Even Hitler speaks American!! Do a search for 'straight to video' and you'll see a load of crap coming your way.

Luckily we have Clint to bring us some decent movies :-)

I have seen a lot of bad Uwe movies, this is not one of them and the only reason why this has a low rating is because ignorant people like you rate it without seeing it.

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I gave the movie a chance, and my score ended on 5. The action scenes and such were great, music was just bad and it had some unneeded parts.

The plot was a bit odd too and the antagonists (girl) death was just bad too, it's very anti-climatic and it'd have been awesome to see Kreiger's death.

But overall, you can watch it but some parts fail, like the acting. Nothing spectacular...

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sorry but who needs to see a uwe boll first and then rates ?
Its a Uwe Boll movie don't u get it ? I must be crap !

don't support a guy who hasn't got the interest to make good movies !

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"don't support a guy who hasn't got the interest to make good movies ! "

Ok, but then it´s enough to ignore his movies.
It´s not necessary to rate his movies without seeing them.

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Ok, but then it´s enough to ignore his movies.
It´s not necessary to rate his movies without seeing them.
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Why do u care so much? if we rate them or not? his movies suck regardless.

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"sorry but who needs to see a uwe boll first and then rates ?"

But you do realize that this defies the whole purpose of the rating system? That thanks to this thinking and acting the ratings on imdb have about the same informative value about movie quality as my neighbours cats mourning about world politics? If you didn't see the movie, don't rate it. That's as easy as it gets. Don't rate a movie down just because you don't like some director or actor and vice versa.

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Don't worry about it so much. IMDB has a 'weighted' rating system that filters out rating spammers. If you constantly give 1 and 10 to things, then your vote is virtually un-counted.

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But you do realize that this defies the whole purpose of the rating system? That thanks to this thinking and acting the ratings on imdb have about the same informative value about movie quality as my neighbours cats mourning about world politics? If you didn't see the movie, don't rate it. That's as easy as it gets. Don't rate a movie down just because you don't like some director or actor and vice versa.
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Not really, but thats your opinion.

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It would be relatively easy to check that people have seen the movie before rating it. Just ask 3 simple questions that only those having watched the entire movie can answer. And let them rate the movie if they could. With this method I am sure Uwe Boll's Tunnel Rats would get at least 6 or 7. Because it is a very good film that can be compared The Descent, and better than The Cavern or The Cave.

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Yesterday i drove 2 hours to see this movie in cinema with a friend of mine. It was a good movie - not the best i've ever seen, not the worst i've ever seen - it was just good. And a good choice to see it in cinema.

I know and i saw that it's not a high quality-production as the produce in hollywood, but for a low-budget=no-budget production it is very well done ;-) Think of and appreciate that...

Maybe in some years Uwe Boll gets a 100.000.000 $ Budget for one of his movies... and i bet this movie will become a much better movie than most of the hollywood-productions with the same amount of money.

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did somebody say hollywood makes the best movies period? they make hundreds of movies a year...most of them will be garbage, so they will not have the film well advertised or possibly even released at cinema and be straight to dvd...then the few good or average films they make we will actually know about

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There is a lot of "leetism" going on in IMDB nowadays, where people will vote on a director rather than a movie. As for Uwe Boll and his films, generally they are rip-offs of computer games, and also suck. Though most of the games that he converts to movies are not exactly very rich in story, or even that good. Bloodrayne, House of the Dead and Dungeon Siege for example?!?!

Also I advise you to actually watch Postal and Tunnel Rats. Both are of course cheap, but very well done. Postal was just downright hilarious and was the best game adaption ever! It kept the complete non-PC attitude of the game.

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Yep, I've seen the movie and it's as disgusting as all other Boll creations. 2/10 from me. :)

(not 1/10 because there's a scene with Ms Vaugier in a bra :P)

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I've seen the movie (and lost some brain cells in the process, but hey, I'm a huge fan of the game) and I must say it's a new low for Uwe Boll, 1/10.

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"The ratings should be related to movie "history", too."

Movie "history"?

Here's a history for you.

Boll has made seventeen movies, from which I have seen eight. (personally I wish I hadn't seen none since it was quite the waste of time.)

And those eight have sucked more or less, which is why I can well assume that others of his movies are no better.

House Of The Dead - *beep*
Alone In The Dark - *beep*
BloodRayne - mediocre
Dungeon Siege - *beep*
Seed - *beep*
Postal - mediocre
Tunnel Rats - *beep*
Far Cry - mediocre

Wow... Two mediocre movies out of eight, this guy deserves an award.

Why mediocre? Because they were watchable, they weren't technical-wise as *beep* as all the other movies, you could see that he at least tried, if you don't count for the weird "wtf" sex scene that "just happened" like a bus accident in BloodRayne.

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God damn excellent post, OP!

Even if Uwe Boll made a new "Godfather" it would get a score under 4. I watched Far Cry, and it wasn't THAT bad. Ok, lets not kid ourselves, it was not a good movie by any means, but it was about as good as most straight to tv-movies, and even better in some parts since it didn't take it self that seriously.

And even worse are the morons who rate EVERY GOD DAMN block buster a 10. Seriously, almost every time I read a review for a movie on it's main page on IMDB, the movie gets a 9-10. Doesn't people know that 1-10 isn't a binary scale?

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And what about the 150 people(at this moment) that rated this movie a 10/10? Should they not have watched itbefore voting? Okay, we all know its a bunch of extras in the movie and Uwe Bolls friends and family doing it, but still. As far as im concerned it balances it out.

On a side note, and to play devils advocate. Uwe Boll is an awful director who pretty much wrecks anything he touches, yet studios keep giving him work. Yesterday it was BloodRayne, today its Far Cry and tomorrow he could be helming Gears of War!!! You never know. As a result I wont complain if people score his movies 1/10, and then go sign the petition to say Uwe Boll shouldnt make anymore movies. Oh, by the way, the petition im speaking of, which a lot of Boll haters will already know of, is pretty much worthless now. Uwe Boll said he'd retire if the petition got X amount of signatures, because he thought it would never reach that number. But when it appeared that it could reach the number if it continued its slow and steady progress, he then said he wouldnt retire as it meant nothing.

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I said it was equally retarded to vote 10 for every single movie they see(and that's probably a bigger reason why I never trust the IMDB ratings).

And seriously, do you think it matters if Bolls movies gets bad rating or not? I don't think he's made a single movie above 4, still, he keeps making movies.

And out of curiosity, how many votes did the petition need?

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I rated it a one. Then I watched it. Then I wished imdb let you rate in fractions.

Trust me this movie sucks. Inexplicable romance, annoying characters, terrible dialogue, cheap set pieces (the vault-like doors of the facility open way too fast and kind of flop around), explosions and gunfire happening for no reason, continuity errors, everything from the lighting and camera movement through the acting seems thrown together in a jumble without any idea of what was going on. I watched it because I figured it would be good for a few cheap laughs, but instead it's everything that's wrong with the film industry.

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I don't agree,it was cheesy yes,but it was fun to watch.

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This movie is bad.
Very, very bad.
And it deserves 4\10 maximum.

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No i don't agree,it may be a bad adaptation,but it was fun
6/10

Normally i rate Uwe Boll movie 1/10,but this one his is only watchable movie.

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You watched it with beers.
Try to watch it without "doping" and maybe you'll see my point.

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Yeah i know what you mean,but this movie is more of a comedy.

As a movie it may be bad,but like Commando,you need to see it as a comedy.

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