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DistantJ
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« on: September 08, 2007, 03:05:24 PM »



House of the Dead was a kickass arcade game, which spawned a bunch of sequels and spinoffs which also kicked ass. It threw you in with a rediculous amount of Zombies, bad voice acting and B-Movie gore, armed you with a light-gun, and left you to defend yourself.

Not many people noticed it (at least not in the UK), but at some point, the infamous Uwe (Pronounced "hoover") Boll made a movie out of it. A movie involving footage from the game instead of special effects shots and drunk ravers shooting guns and doing kung fu. So is it as fun as it sounds?

Well, no.

I have a theory, though. Uwe (Pronounced "hoover") Boll actually IS a hoover. That's why he sucks so much. See, the studio were so desperate for a House of the Dead movie and were so short on money that instead of hiring the director, they just used a vaccuum cleaner.

This movie sucks. Just don't even bother. It's not even fun to laugh at - it just makes you sad that this Uwe (Hoover) fella is given money to make movies. I hope he ends up sucking up an old toy that somebody's left lying around and chokes on it.

Full review: http://www.hooplanet.co.uk/article.php?subaction=showfull&id=1177706619&archive=&start_from=&ucat=8&

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« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2007, 09:58:14 PM »


And who would have thought to make a sequel?  I'm tempted to pick it up but I have a mental problem that whenever I reach to even look at it, my brain just shuts off and goes into protective huddle mode.
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DistantJ
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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2007, 06:46:13 AM »

XD yeah, I know I should maybe pick up the sequel sometime for reviewing purposes but I really dreading it.
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« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2007, 04:37:16 PM »

Not that the sequel is any great work of genius, but it's a better film than Boll's.  I was actually able to sit through it - unlike the first film.

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« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2007, 04:45:50 PM »

What is wrong with you guys!?  House Of The Dead = CLASSIC....no, it's a MASTERPIECE.  The movie is absolutely awful but is a lot of fun to laugh at.  I love the shot of the zombie jumping out of the woods with a very obvious springboard.  It's a great film to get a bunch of people together, preferably drinking, and watch.

I seem to have a thing for Boll films.  I don't like the guy personally and think he's an ass.  I do love his films though.  I actually paid to see Alone In The Dark in the theater.  My wife still hasn't forgiven me for that one.
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« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2007, 04:21:55 PM »

Not that the sequel is any great work of genius, but it's a better film than Boll's.  I was actually able to sit through it - unlike the first film.

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Sorry man, but Uwe Boll's most famous work has one up on the Sci-Fi original...

...It was FUNNY. HOTD2 was just another bland, plodding "Aliens" takeoff with the cardboard marines.
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« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2007, 08:00:53 AM »

Did anybody out there actually genuinely like House of the Dead? I mean how would it have raked in so much money and warranted a sequel otherwise?
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« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2007, 08:48:41 AM »

DistantJ,

See my previous post.  I LOVED HOTD, but not for any normal reasons.  It's terrible but it's a hell of a lot of fun.
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« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2007, 12:00:07 PM »

Yeah, but as in, do you geniunely like it or do you enjoy laughing at it? If you get my drift.
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« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2007, 05:37:51 PM »

Well, I like the film because I can laugh at it but I also like it because it is so bad.  It's really a lot of fun mainly due to all of it's flaws.  I still feel that Uwe has a good film in him but I have yet to see it.  His direction does become slightly better with each film and I'm actually looking forward to Postal.

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« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2007, 05:22:46 AM »

I still feel that Uwe has a good film in him but I have yet to see it.

I gotta admit I kinda hear you on that. It's like with a bit more effort and learning he might come out with a really good mindless action flick.
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