Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Initial Reaction to the 2016 Razzies Nominations

Well, what do you know? The people controlling the Razzies went for the easy pickings instead of films that deservedly need the scorn and punishment. They certainly would not be covered by ET and the like if their categories were filled with titles such as United Passions, despite it truly being one of the most heinous things put to screen.

Despite having three major Adam Sandler duds last year, they decided to nominate Pixels as one of the Worst Pictures. Yeah, take the dumb but charming of the three. Not the two hour laugh-free western where he sulks the entire time as a Martin Sue, nor the movie where he nearly sleeps with his own mom and strangely becomes a superhero at the end.

I seriously have no idea why The Ridiculous 6 is nowhere here. They had plenty of time to see it and to deliberate, possessing the same time frame as the Oscar voters!

If it wasn't for Pixels, I would have had Jupiter Ascending as my Best Guilty Pleasure. It is gloriously bad but the Wachowskis did put so much love and detail in their confusing sci-fi world and there are some great moments and ideas in it. That being said, I can see why it's nominated for Worst Picture. Talk to any normal viewer or non-cinephile and they will crap right all over it justifiably. However, Mila Kunis' character was awful, not Kunis herself, who sadly did what she was asked to do for the role. That same defense applies to Dakota Johnson for Fifty Shades of Grey.

Oh look, Katherine Heigl is here in Worst Actress. I'm still kicking myself for not seeing one of her dreck; she would most likely have been my Worst Actress instead of Emilia Clarke but hey, I never will know until I have to sit through Home Sweet Hell or Jenny's Wedding.

Eddie Redmayne for Worst Supporting Actor. Good. Very good.

I didn't see either of his two films but I really don't understand why Chevy Chase is up for Worst Supporting Actor. I literally heard no ill talk towards him last year. My theory is that the Razzies just wanted to throw him in here to fill up the ballot and to sling more mud on him after a long time of him being ineligible. Look to his past 80's and 90's films and the "nominations" he gained to understand.

Rooney Mara is nominated for Worst Supporting Actress for her whitewashed role as Tiger Lily. She's the only actor to be given this "honor". Where's the people from Stonewall, or hell even have the cajónes to nominate Emma Stone for Aloha?

Michelle Monaghan shouldn't be here, nor should Julianne Moore for her campy role in Seventh Son.

Think you should ever take the Razzies seriously? Always look at their Worst Screen Couple category, again offering up some stupid nominations.

Seriously, The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence) is only up for Worst Director and Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-off or Sequel?

Why bother with Worst Screenplay if you're just going to copy-paste the same nominations from Worst Picture? You could have throw in The Loft or especially Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser!

Elizabeth Banks being up for Razzie Redeemer is just so stupid. Her being in there is flimsy at best (she was one of the 13 directors of Movie 43) and even then, her short was the only okay one.

Now, for my snub rants: Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser came out in July and still was passed over?! Still no overfill of Christian crap or even a new category for themselves? No Terminator Genisys?!

Please give yourself a wake-up call, the Razzies. You picked out a few quality choices but left many of the truly rotten on the sidelines, again.

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