Blubberella comes in the same bad taste vein as Postal where Boll sets out to offend even more people. If the title Blubberella and the concept a plus-size heroine fights off Nazis had not switched one off, then the fact that every second line of the script involves one or other person making some kind of fat joke or insult about Lindsay Hollisters weight surely would. If that is not enough, Boll has also recruited William Belli previously a drag performer, see him as one of the girls in Ticked-Off Trannies with Knives (2010) who plays a gay member of the resistance. He is introduced with the title card Vadge, however you say fag in German, and the film, when it is not making fat jokes, is also making lots of gay slur humour in his direction.
Although what takes the cake in this department is when Uwe Boll starts making bad taste jokes about the Holocaust in the opening scenes, Lindsay Hollister is on Jewishdating.com and wondering why the boys she is setting dates up with are disappearing, while a scene a few minutes later has Brendan Fletcher and William Belli finding a cattle truck of people being shipped off to the death camps and start making jokes about the lack of fashion sense while trying to spray them down with air sanitiser. There is a dream scene where Lindsay Hollister meets Adolf Hitler (played by Boll himself) who has a gangbanger assistant made out in black face. She sits down over a boardgame to give him advice on how to improve his image You should kinda lay off the ethnic cleansing and asks him to consider Am I a fun-loving guy who wants to go out and have beers with friends or am I into mass genocide?
It should be the purpose of black comedy to push peoples buttons and travel beyond a comfort zone of taste, however you can ask if maybe some of this going too far. A German director dressing up as Adolf Hitler and making bad taste jokes about the Holocaust seems a pretty damn brave and offensively out there taboo area for someone to be venturing into. As with Postal, where Boll appeared as himself and confessed to being a child molester and funding his films with Nazi gold, you wonder if Boll is celebrating his worlds worst filmmaker label a little too much by identifying with social scions in much the same way as children associate with something offensive to thumb their nose at parents. On the opposite side of the coin, Boll makes films that claim to depict real human atrocities with the likes of Darfur (2009) and Auschwitz (2011). The latter came out only a few months before Blubberella but it seems hard to take seriously someone could swing between such extremes on one hand, making films that claim to depict the real horror of the concentration camps to here making bad Holocaust jokes and in the end credits noting Extra special thanks to Adolf Hitler for making so many great films possible.
Blubberella gives the impression of having been made in an entirely ramshackle way. It reminds of the heyday of Roger Corman and films like The Little Shop of Horrors (1960) and The Terror (1963) when Corman had the use of leftover sets or would come in ahead of schedule on one film and decide to make another on the spot. The ramshackle nature of the production is evident in that Boll had begun making Bloodrayne: The Third Reich (2011) in Slovakia and decided to use the WWII era sets and costumes and most of the same cast and crew to shoot another film at the same time. The two films have almost the same script involving the heroine fighting to stop Hitler being injected with vampire blood after Michael Parés commandant is accidentally infected. Most of the cast play the same roles in both films.
As with Postal, Boll is not a comedy director and lunges at scenes with a complete lack of subtlety. He also reportedly shoots his comedy scenes in one-two takes and there is the sense in a number of scenes that the cast are improvising as they go along. Boll doesnt even seem to care about the wild anachronisms that abound though the films setting is 1940, we see Lindsay Hollister go to online dating sites and using a cellphone, while there are references to Elvis impersonators, GPS coordinates, Disneyland and celebrities like Lindsay Lohan, Michael Jackson and Mickey Rourke.
Lindsay Hollister, an actress who has played plus-size girls in various films and tv shows, should get some type of award for continuing on in the face of such a barrage of fat jokes. Even so, there are clear scenes where she doesnt even seem to be trying. She later denounced the films title and said she only took the role because of the dearth of film parts for plus-size girls, although in the same interview admits to coming up with some of the fat jokes herself, which doesnt exactly help her case, as well as saying if she hadnt taken the role then someone else would, which could possibly be one of the worst justifications for doing a bad thing in the world.
Uwe Bolls other genre films are:- the serial killer film Sanctimony (2000); the backwoods horror Blackwoods (2002); the high school shooting rampage film Heart of America: Home Room (2002); the zombie film House of the Dead (2003); the monster movie/videogame adaptation Alone in the Dark (2005); the vampire hunting videogame adaptation BloodRayne (2005) and its sequels Bloodrayne: Deliverance (2007) and Bloodrayne: The Third Reich (2011); the fantasy adventure In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2007) and its sequels In the Name of the King: Two Worlds (2011) and In the Name of the King 3 (2014); the videogame adaptation Postal (2007), a surreal bad taste satire about a shooting rampage; Seed (2007) about an executed killer returned from the grave; the videogame adaptation Far Cry (2008); Rampage (2009) about a man on a shooting spree and its sequels Rampage: Capital Punishment (2014) and Rampage: President Down (2016); Stoic (2009) about sadism and brutality in a prison; The Final Storm (2010) about an apocalyptic storm and the arrival of a mysterious stranger; Assault on Wall Street/Bailout: The Age of Greed (2013) about a man on a shooting spree against bankers; and a segment of the horror anthology The Profane Exhibit (2013). Boll has also produced the ghost story They Wait (2007), Alone in the Dark II (2008), Zombie Massacre (2012), Legend of the Red Reaper (2013), Prisoners of the Sun (2013), Morning Star (2014), Viy (2014), Anger of the Dead (2015), Zombie Massacre 2: Reich of the Dead (2015) and Jack Goes Home (2016).
(Winner Worst Film in this sites Worst Films of 2011 list).