BLOG: The Razzies Announce Worst Movies Of The Year
Pop Goes the Culture (1/24/11)
I feel like I finally got some vindication.
When I wrote my list of worst movies of the year, so many women gave me a hard time for picking Sex and the City 2 as the worst of the year; especially when I gave my pick on Fox5 News.
Well, the Razzies came out. They picked Sex and the City 2, along with other worst picture nominations – The Bounty Hunter, Vampires Suck, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, and The Last Airbender. Those last two led the pack with nine nominations each.
Kristen Stewart, who had good performances in The Runaways and Welcome to the Rileys, got a nomination as worst-actress for her role as a teen caught in a love triangle involving a vampire and a werewolf. The actors that played those roles--Taylor Lautner and Robert Pattinson, each got nominations for worst actor.
M. Night Shyamalan, who produced and wrote an interesting movie called Devil, got nominated for worst director and screenplay.
The Last Airbender, which was going to be titled Avatar before James Cameron came along, was adapted from an animated TV show about a hero with the power to reunite feuding nations using the control of air, water, fire, and Earth.
Earth, Wind, and Fire – good band.
As a film premise – not so much.
Kirsten Stewart is in good company in the worst supporting actress category. There are three Oscar winners in it with her. Those would include Liza Minnelli for Sex and the City 2 (I actually thought her scene was kind of cute).
There’s Barbra Streisand for Little Fockers (she was horrible, her curly A Star is Born hair was awful, and the movie was terrible), and Cher for the musical Burlesque (I couldn’t bring myself to even sit through that).
Dev Patel and Nicola Peltz got supporting nominations for The Last Airbender, as did Jackson Rathbone. He has the distinction of also being nominated for Eclipse.
The Last Airbender was chosen for worst eye-gouging misuse of 3-D, but there were probably 20 films that could’ve been in that category, but they gave the nominations to Saw, The Nutcracker, Clash of the Titans, and Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore.
I think Kitty Galore should’ve gotten a special tasteless award, for doing a play on a vagina joke from a James Bond movie – when it’s geared towards kids.
The worst-actress contenders with Stewart are Jennifer Aniston for The Bounty Hunter, along with Miley Cyrus for The Last Song, and Megan Fox for the action film Jonah Hex.
The entire cast of Sex and the City 2 got a shared nomination. And, even though I picked that as the worst film of the year, I don’t agree with this nomination. The women were all great playing these characters on the TV show, so their acting isn’t the problem. It’s the fact that the script is horrible.
Miley Cyrus – who has perhaps the worst parents on the planet – at least had her dad join the fun. Billy Ray Cyrus broke movie-goers' hearts by giving a horrible performance in The Spy Next Door, which is what he’s nominated for in the supporting-actor category.
The worst actors, along with the two from Twilight, are Gerard Butler for The Bounty Hunter, Ashton Kutcher for Killers and Valentine’s Day; and Jack Black for Gulliver’s Travels. Again, another nomination I don’t agree with. The script was weak, but he was fine in the role.
There’s a scene in an elevator where he doesn’t talk to a woman he just told his friend he’d ask out the next time he saw her – and other scenes where he sings that are funny. Not a great film, but hardly worthy of a Razzie (unless it was for the 3-D, which was completely wasted).
If you want to be one of the 600 that votes for the Razzies, I think they have a yearly fee of $35.
Good luck to all the nominees!