The Razzies release their shortlist for Worst Film
The Razzies are coming! The Razzies are coming!
I have a soft spot for bad cinema, which is one of the many reasons why I appreciate The Razzies (short for Golden Raspberries), an award ceremony reserved for the worst films of the year. Considering the state of Hollywood over the last decade or so, I suspect that it’s a daunting task to limit the Razzie nominations to just five films per category.
According to the LA Times awards tracker blog, a shortlist of 12 films have been selected as finalists as Worst Picture nominees at The Razzies. The films are as follows: THE BOUNTY HUNTER, CLASH OF THE TITANS, THE EXPENDABLES, GROWN UPS, JONAH HEX, KILLERS, THE LAST AIRBENDER, LITTLE FOCKERS, SEX AND THE CITY 2, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE, VAMPIRES SUCK, and YOGI BEAR. I am happy that THE EXPENDABLES got the nod; what should have been a great '80s throwback action flick with an amazing cast turned into a choppy bore-fest filled with wasted potential.
Now, while all these films are horrible, poorly written excuses for entertainment, in this writer’s eyes there are a couple glaring omissions. CATS & DOGS: THE REVENGE OF KITTY GALORE and WHEN IN ROME have somehow slithered past the Worst Picture category. I had the pleasure of watching the sequel to CATS & DOGS with my two young cousins (young enough where EVERY movie is great to them). After the film was over, I asked them if they enjoyed it. Despite their hesitant nods, they looked like they each just got a root canal. The film is not only one of the most unnecessary sequels ever made, it is just a pain to watch. I have yet to see WHEN IN ROME, but watching the trailer did cause me to vomit at an alarming rate.
Overall, I’m happy with the shortlist that has been released, and I leave you with my prediction for the five films nominated for Worst Picture: THE LAST AIRBENDER, LITTLE FOCKERS, SEX AND THE CITY 2, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE, and VAMPIRES SUCK.