Saturday, 13 June 2015

Kickstarter: brilliant at pissing of the talentless

So I recently blogged about Kickstarter and the benefits of supporting film makers, comic book writers, musicians and tons of other products. Now that was all I thought it was good for, and that would have been enough because that's its point. But no, here comes Uwe Boll, the German director and the biggest fan of himself. Uwe recently put his latest film project Rampage 3 up on Kickstarter (after it flopped on Indiegogo) to get the funds "he needs" to finish the final scene of his film. Now, the offers they had were good, but unfortunately I'd rather flush my money down the toilet then help this scum bag fund a film.

So when he only had half of the money he needed to raise with a few days to go, he took to YouTube to rant about why this was. Of course it wasn't because he is a no talent scum bag bully who nobody likes, oh no, it's because Kickstarter didn't publicise him enough like they said they would. Now I call bullshit on that, because every time I logged in I saw it on the list. I don't think it made editors pick, not enough people were pledging for it to be on that list, but it was still up on the list for me and everyone else to see.

So now Uwe has packed up his toys and gone for a cry, stating he will never use any fund raising sites again, "yeah it's a hard life trying to get free money off your fans". So yeah, bonus because he doesn't deserve or need backing from these sites, as he himself stated "I can retire tomorrow and spend the rest of my life playing golf". He only wants help backing his film so he doesn't have to spend so much making them, then any profit the film makes he gets with out having to fund it. Now the only reason he got into film making in the first place is so he could dodge the tax man. Now he can't do that, well he need to fund his habit and his films another way.

Final thoughts: good riddance he didn't hit his goal. I feel sorry for his fans who pledged who clearly want to help his film get made and see the end of the trilogy, with the first two getting a decent 6+ rating on IMDb. But the point is he doesn't need your money to finish his film, he's just a greedy jerk who gives no shits about anybody but himself. Now if your thinking this is old news Richee, your right, but I didn't want to highlight the Kickstarter anymore then it was after he put out his rant.

Richee

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