The 2010 Razzie Award nominations have been announced. Unlike the Golden Globes, the Oscars, and every other film award, the Razzies celebrate the worst in cinema for the previous year.
Nominated for Worst Picture:
“THE BOUNTY HUNTER (Columbia Pictures/Relativity Media)
THE LAST AIRBENDER(Paramount/Nickelodeon Movies)
SEX & THE CITY #2 (Warner Bros/New Line/HBO Pictures)
TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE (Summit Entertainment)
VAMPIRES SUCK (20th Century-Fox/Regency Enterprises)”
I’ve only seen two of these films, “The Bounty Hunter” and “Eclipse.” I might have seen “The Last Airbender,” but circumstances made me miss it. I refuse to see anything with the title “Sex and the City” in it and I have heard that “Vampires Suck” sucks so much that even the most hardcore vampire fans walk out.
Mind, I did not think that the two movies I did see were all that bad. I’m not a big romantic comedy fan, but I thought “The Bounty Hunter” was a nice piece of fluff. Jennifer Aniston looked cute and Gerard Butler proved that he could play paunchy as well as buff. My tastes in vampires tend toward the more hardcore (“True Blood”), but “Eclipse” seemed okay to me, though it made be yearn for that ménage a trois of Bill, Eric, and Sookie. Heck, Buffy, Angel, and Spike were more interesting than Edward, Jacob, and Bella.
The worst actor, actress, etc were what one might expect, with the entire cast of “Sex and the City 2;” most everyone in “Eclipse;” and, interestingly, Josh Brolin and Megan Fox for “Jonah Hex” vying for the dubious awards. I would vote for anyone who is in “Sex and the City 2” for any worst award because if I wanted to see a show about bed-hopping bimbos in New York, they had better be young enough that I can at least fantasize without wanting to run from the theater.
The worst director and worst screenplay nominations pretty much track the worst movie nominations, with the exception of one worst screenplay nomination for “Little Fockers,” a pun title that was at once offensive and unfunny the first time it was used. The third time was not a charm.
The interesting category was worst prequel, remake, rip-off, or sequel. Of the list, again, I saw only two, “Clash of the Titans” and “Eclipse.” “Clash of the Titans” was filled with action and had Liam Neeson in it, but it did lack the fun parts of the original. We’re promised that the sequel will be better. I rather hope so.
Sources: Razzie Awards Nominations Announced, Coming Soon, January 24th, 2011
‘The Bounty Hunter’ is Not Too Torturous, Mark R. Whittington, Associated Content, March 20th, 2010
‘Eclipse’ the Latest of the ‘Twlight’ Series, Mark R. Whittington, Associated Content, July 6th, 2010
‘Jonah Hex’ – Movie Review, Mark R. Whittington, Associated Content, June 19th, 2010
‘Clash of the Titans’ – a Review, Mark R. Whittington, Associated Content, April 3rd, 2010