Sunday, March 2, 2014
2014 Razzie Winners
Jaden Smith - After Earth
Tyler Perry (in drag) – A Madea Christmas
Worst Supporting Actor
Will Smith - After Earth
Worst Supporting Actress
Kim Kardashian - Tyler Perry’s Temptation
Worst Screen Combo
Jaden Smith & Will Smith - After Earth
Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-off or Sequel
The Lone Ranger
The 13 people who directed Movie 43
Movie 43 (written by 19 “Screenwriters”)
More often than not, you can't take The Razzies too seriously, because it's supposed to be stupid fun, but I don't have any big problems with this year's list of winners.
After Earth (review coming in the near future) was a boring and dull sci-fi/"action" film, featuring one of the worst cases of nepotism you'll ever see. Jaden Smith is not ready to carry a film as the main character, and to make matters worse, his character is a whiny and annoying brat. On top of that, After Earth put a huge dent in Will Smith's aura as this invincible box office draw, and After Earth could be the final nail in the coffin for M. Night Shyamalan's career (and it's a real shame, because his career was full of promise at one point).
No complaints about Movie 43. I took a little time to skim through my ratings for 2013 this morning, and unless I missed something, Movie 43 is my only 0/10 rating for 2013, and I stand by it. The novelty of popular celebrities humiliating themselves wears off after fifteen minutes.
The Lone Ranger's overlong runtime is exhausting. Shave twenty or thirty minutes off the runtime, and we're talking about one of the best blockbusters in 2013.
Adam Sandler escaped the wrath of The Razzies without a Golden Raspberry statue this year. I avoided Growns Up 2, because I'm avoiding most of Sandler's films (Jack & Jill was enough for me) now a days, so I can't say anything about the quality of the movie. For me, the awful trailers for Grown Ups 2 killed any chances for a theater showing or a Red Box rental.