The Last Airbender up for nine Razzies
Twilight also likely to take a shoeing
The nominations for the 31st Annual Razzie Awards are now available for the viewing pleasure of the long-suffering moviegoing public, and it seems likely that The Last Airbender and Twilight Saga: Eclipse are poised to take a righteous shoeing.
The former is up for nine awards, including Worst Director, Worst Picture, Worst Remake, Worst Screenplay, Worst Screen Couple/Ensemble (the entire cast) and "a brand-new Razzie category for 2010, Worst Eye-Gouging Mis-Use of 3-D".
The Razzie site explains: "M Night Shyamalan 're-imagined' 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!)"
Twilight Saga: Eclipse, meanwhile, also has "nine shots at taking home spray-painted gold".
Taylor Lautner and Robert Pattinson are both nominated for Worst Actor, with Kristen Stewart a solid bet to be crowned Worst Actress. They and their fellow Twilight thesps are in the frame for Worst Screen Ensemble, while Jackson Rathbone has the honour of being named as a possible Worst Supporting Actor for his work in both Eclipse and The Last Airbender.
Nominations for Worst Picture, Worst Director (David Slade), Worst Screenplay and Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel complete the film's roster of shame.
The two celluloid masterpieces will go head-to-head with The Bounty Hunter, Sex & The City #2 and Vampires Suck for Worst Picture glory on 26 February at Hollywood's Barnsdall Gallery Theatre. ®
I disagree that a film's takings are related to the quality.
A new Twilight was always going to do well due to the hype and fandom; Inception, however, was a new franchise so didn't have initial momentum.
One of my favourite films is Gattaca, which is reported to not even have made back its own budget - hard to tell with Hollywood accounting, but it certainly wasn't a "smash" in this sense.
I enjoyed Avatar
Sure the story was a little contrived, and the plot continuity was, in places, abysmal but the 3D and other visual effects were absolutely stunning.
Bearing in mind that the plot deficiencies are no worse than for your typical Hollywood film, then it is difficult to claim watching Avatar is the worst £10 ever spent, unless you have a film phobia and have never seen anything else at the pictures.
I don't think that bad parodies like 'Vampires Suck' should be in the list, as it detracts from the chance to give a serious kicking to utterly dreadful things like SITC2, which deserves taking out and burning, as a nasty, sexist, racist piece of crap.
The boy Kermode does a nice line in rants, but Vampires Suck did not get one. Just a telling off for being a waste of time.
You're forgetting the Expendables
Easily the worst movie of last year.
It's like someone had 1980s action movies explained to them through interpretive dance, then commissioned a script from a slumming chimp, got it directed by someone who might have trouble using a flip, lit by a blind man and the sound recorded through treacle.
Never have so many steroids been shot to so little effect.
The entire film was abysmal, in a trite, sanctimonious forced way - a little contrived? Massively contrived. I got as far as her and the smurf bat in Papa smurf's magic tree and I had to turn it off otherwise I would have had to go out and collect a necklace of ears from random passers-by. That was an hour and a half in or something and it was still only half way. At least show us their smurf tits or something, god. damn.