[Guest post by Aaron Worthing; if you have tips, please send them here.]
No, not the Oscars, which I haven’t cared about for years. The Razzies!
Not quite sweeping the ceremony, but still handily leading the pack among this year’s RAZZIE choices is RAZZIE Repeat Offender M. Night Shyamalan’s “re-imagining” of the faux-anime’ TV series THE LAST AIRBENDER into a jumbled, jump-cut mess of a movie that fans of the TV show hated even more than critics did (if that’s even possible!). In addition to Worst Director and Worst Picture, AIRBENDER also “won” Worst Screenplay, a brand-new RAZZIE category for 2010, Worst Eye-Gouging Mis-Use of 3-D, and Worst Supporting Actor Jackson Rathbone (who had the misfortune to appear in both AIRBENDER and 2010’s other most-RAZZIE-nominated title, TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE).
Actually, my wife dragged me to that one. It wasn’t great but it wasn’t nearly as horrible as they said. It was just “meh.”
On the other hand, I literally couldn’t finish the Russell Crowe version of Robin Hood when I got that recently on Netflix. Ugh, that couldn’t have been more utterly ill-conceived. For starters, Crowe was a terrible choice for the character. Crowe just doesn’t have the grace, charm or agility of a proper Robin Hood. He is a good actor, but he was all wrong for this role. And there is a coincidence in the story that made me unable to take it anymore.
So do you think the Razzies got it right? Well, check out their press release and site and then sound off on the comments. The person who does the best job insulting a bad movie will get a very special prize… respect.
[Posted and authored by Aaron Worthing.]