Though it's a reporter's duty to present information objectively, it is just shy of objective fact that Uwe Boll movies suck. Since concocting the film adaptation of House of the Dead in 2003, the German director has made a name for himself by regurgitating a steady succession of reviled game-based movies like a cat working on a particularly stubborn hairball.
Boll's years of toil are finally being acknowledged, as the director is being singled out in this year's Golden Raspberry Awards. Better know as The Razzies, the awards are a qualitative counterpart to the Oscars, doled out each year to shame the worst of the worst, the cream of the crap.
While Boll's In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale is nominated in five categories (including Worst Picture), the director is already a guaranteed winner/loser when the Razzies are handed out February 21. The ersatz Academy has determined that Boll has earned recognition of a Worst Career Achievement award, a rare dishonor not given out since Bruce the rubber shark from Jaws won the designation in 1987. Previous recipients of the Worst Career Achievement recognition include Linda Blair (The Exorcist, Chained Heat), producer/director Irwin R. Allen (The Poseidon Adventure, The Towering Inferno), and Ronald Reagan (Bedtime for Bonzo, She's Working Her Way Through College).
As for the other trophies that might soon wind up on Boll's shelf, In the Name of the King is up for Worst Picture, Worst Director, Worst Screenplay, Worst Supporting Actor, and Worst Supporting Actress. It faces stiff competition in multiple categories from a handful of other nominees like The Love Guru, The Happening, Meet the Spartans, Disaster Movie, and The Hottie and the Nottie, all of which are also up for Worst Picture.