Since the film is based on the Atari video game of the same name, it also has much to appeal to headbangers: fast pace, lots of gadgets, monsters, explosive special effects, plenty of inscrutable plot twists and turns.
Dont get me wrong, this movie is terrible. But it makes me laugh to much for me to give it a bad score. The only bad thing in the movie that I dont like is Tara Reid's painfully bad acting. everything else is HILARIOUS! So this movie gets a 9.
A videogame adaptation from Uwe Boll. Uwe Boll is a legendary director. He is famous for making some of the worst movies in recent history, using a German tax shelter to fiance his movies (German stupid money was the applied term) and challenging his critiques to a boxing match including inviting Quentin Taratino and Roger Avary. It was called “Put up or shut up”. He took 5 challengers and defeated them all by beating them all up. One was even an amateur boxer with some skills / experience (Uwe Boll also is an amateur boxer and has lot of years of training on his resume). This was the stuff of legends and you will find it on YouTube (Uwe Boll boxing). Back to the movie. The movie is loosely based on the really good “Alone in the Dark The new Nightmare” videogame. You get what you expect. His movies have no good stories, acting or coherence. The only decision for you is if it is just really bad or so bad that it is entertaining. For me I enjoyed this movie while I must admit that it is a guilty pleasure. I should have not rated this above a 3 and even that is maybe to good. Overall a silly and enjoyable movie. I must say that I respected Uwe Boll and say you should learn from him because he had success. Machiavelli said something like “Learn from the sucessful people no matter if you like or dislike them because they know the game”.
Arguably the most notorious Uwe Boll film and the one most directly responsible for his disastrous reputation. As such I expected it to be a lot worse. It's still a bad movie. The acting is terrible, the plot makes no sense, the action is too ridiculous for its own good, and for what's supposed to be based on a horror video game franchise there's no atmosphere or terror to be found. It's just that unlike so much of his later work I didn't find it painful to sit through.
That's because this came out around the beginning of Boll's career when he was still making movies with the best of intentions. Meaning it's free of things like his genuinely frightening political ideologies, the toxic personality he developed in response to the overwhelmingly hateful criticism he received from his detractors, and the overbearing self-defense blanket of unjustified arrogance that only served to make his following flicks that much harder to watch. Alone in the Dark is just an extremely unsuccessful attempt at a big Hollywood blockbuster from a man who, while likely able to recognize a good film when he sees one, had no idea how to actually make one.
This movie is so bad that it's good. There are parts of this movie that made me just laugh my ass off. Even though Christian Slater and Stephen Dorff play parts in this movie, they still do not save this garbage.
the truth the only reason I saw this movie was because I wanted to see how bad it was and I must admit that uwe boll has a natural talent for making bad movies that not only has a bad direction with boring dialogue and weak performances to critical sets were seen as seriously false