Later this week, we’ll be arguing about the Oscar nominations. For now, however, let us all come together in that time-honored tradition which binds the Internet together: vehemently insulting movies we hate.
Don’t worry, there are no nerd-controversy magnets here: movies like Prometheus and The Dark Knight Rises, which had their vocal detractors and supporters, are not “honored” herein. The Razzie picks this year, I have to say, are pretty universal (I’ll cop to enjoying That’s My Boy, but for his myriad other cinematic crimes, Adam Sandler can take it. Sorta like when O.J. got nailed on theft charges).
But if anybody would like to try to mount a defense of the Worst Picture nominees, they are: Battleship, The Oogieloves in The Big Balloon Adventure, That’s My Boy, A Thousand Words and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II.
The best Razzie category is always Worst Screen Couple, where the awards basically just make jokes about the category itself. This year, it includes “Any two cast members from Jersey Shore in The Three Stooges” and “Tyler Perry and his drag in Madea’s Witness Protection.” Perry is a triple-nominee this year, also for Alex Cross and Good Deeds.
Indiewire has the full list, along with the announcement video.
Now comes the arguing part: which movies got snubbed?