I’ve never played the game Far Cry, which this movie is based off of. But, since Uwe Boll is directing it, I figure he pissed all over it. He’s done so with House of the Dead, Alone in the Dark, Bloodrayne and Postal in the past, so it wouldn’t surprise me if he’s done it again. Just like those movies, this one isn’t good either.
The plot (or as much as there is of one) follows Jack Carver (Til Schweiger) and Valerie Cardinal (Emmanuelle Vaugier) on their mission to stop Dr. Lucas Krieger (Udo Kier) from unleashing his genetically modified soldiers. Soldiers in which cannot feel pain (bullets reflect off of them), since they are rejuvenated corpses.
Going into the film, I made a checklist that I called “The Uwe Boll Checklist”. I marked off anything that resembled the norm of a Uwe Boll film. Here is the list:
-Based off of a video game?- Check!
-Weak cast with one notable actor?- Check!
-Mindless and unexciting action sequences?- Check!
-Unlikeable characters?- Check!
-Terrible directing?- Check!
There were only six points on my list. Far Cry met all of them. Just like every other one of his films. To be fair, Far Cry isn’t as bad as House of the Dead or Alone in the Dark. With that said, it’s worse than Bloodrayne and Postal. Overall, Far Cry is another bad Uwe Boll film. Plain and simple.