The movie that world football's governing body decided to make about how great they were has, surprisingly, proven unpopular with everyone in the world.
Sep Blatter and pals decided that, in order to tell the full story of the history of non-profit organisation Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), they needed a full movie with stars like Tim Roth, Gerard Depardieu and Sam Neill. Only that could do it real justice.
So, with $27 million available to them from their cash reserves of over $1.4 billion (according to reports before the last World Cup), they decided that they would make the movie United Passions, and the trailer should give you a flavour of what it's all about. Some choice lines from the movie itself which have gotten plenty of attention include "Blatter, he's apparently good at finding money" and "the slightest breach of ethics will be severely punished".
The movie has been an unquestionable flop, taking around $200,000 in the box office since its release back in May, mainly because of incredibly bad reviews and several different countries deciding that they wouldn't show it at all.
Both World Cup 2014 hosts Brazil and Depardieu's home country France, where he is a huge star, decided they'd rather not release it to the public, while Russia was the only place that it got a number of cinemas picking it up. That release didn't last long, as 162 cinemas showed it opening week, then 73 the following week, and then it was pulled from screens as the reviews filtered through. Still, that raked in around $144,00 of the movie's total takings according to FirstPost.com, so they can at least thank Russia for that.
The movie has gone straight to DVD in France, and according to The Independent there are no plans to release it in the UK at all, which may include us, unfortunately, as the movie has been deemed to be both dull and unintentionally funny by critics.