Currently on Netflix is another Uwe Boll film Assault on Wall Street. I didn’t realise it was a Uwe Boll film when I started watching it, as I generally stay away from his films as they are generally very poor and the guy is not a very good director. I understand why he makes films, because he is making money, a million here, a million there. Not the huge amounts like Hollywood, but he obviously gets by and makes more than enough to support his habit of producing these bad movies.
The film starts off in a sombre way as the main characters wife who works on Wall Street is not very well, the acting is not half bad, however she looks very well on the outside you would also think if she had a brain tumour, it would actually appear on the charts instead of what appears to be a very healthy scan! Then 15 minutes into the film the black guy tells his joke where you clearly see the burger complete on the left side of the plate, then when the camera returns in the same breath the burger is suddenly no longer looking like a burger but a clean cut sandwich on the right side of the plate.
Filmed in 2013, But set under the Bush Government which sets the film between 2001 to 2009 I kept wondering if the tech is right for the era. I couldn’t see any other faults with the film in tech terms, but I didn’t look hard enough. As it goes I thought this was one of Boll’s better films. Surprisingly the overture music was a nice accompaniment, however there is too much filler, lots of cut-scenes of New York, too much play on thinking.
Dominic Purcell who plays the main character Jim Baxford seems lost and doesn’t do anything until the last 20 minutes of the movie. You seem him go insane after his wife commits suicide, loosing all hope and then deciding to investigate the people who lost his money in his investments. I realised I failed to mention that a guy who is struggling to get by has investments on Wall Street.
When I thought we were going to get serious, he begins to do target practice, then he coldly murders a few people leading upto.
So he goes insane on Wall Street, wanting to take out the bad guys? But who are they, in fact he is mostly killing innocent people, making him the bad guy in the end. I really didn’t see any point about this film. I felt like I wasted my time watching it! And I leave you with one thought.