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RAZZIES again miss the mark...

Hey folks, Harry here...


Alright - so it's Oscar day - which means we've a couple of awards show results to share with ya.  First is the RAZZIES...   And again, they go for the laziest possible choices.   

WORST PICTURE 2010 went to THE LAST AIRBENDER, a mediocre film - that given the potential of the material - might be the biggest disappointment of 2010... but certainly under no circumstances would it really be the worst picture of 2010.   I mean, hands down - the worst film I saw of 2010 was FURRY VENGEANCE or GULLIVER'S TRAVELS.  And that's just within the realm of Studio Produced.   REPO GIRL hurt my brain in a way that I have trouble communicating.

WORST ACTOR 2010 went to ASHTON KUTCHER for KILLERS & VALENTINE'S DAY.   Again, this is merely about publicity.  Not a real reasoned evaluation.   Brendan Frasier is the clear winner for FURRY VENGEANCE.

WORST ACTRESS 2010 was a tie amongst the four leads from SEX & THE CITY 2:  Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis & Cynthia Nixon.   Again - as bad as they were...  was that the worst performances by lead actresses in a film in 2010.   Personally, I despised the acting of Julianne Moore in THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT - but I seem to be alone on a deserted island with that.  And I love Julianne, that was more of a writing problem for me. But who was worst for you?

I'm already weary writing responses to these awards.   SO the remainder I'll simply list and let you judge:






WORST EYE-GOUGING MIS-USE OF 3-D:  THE LAST AIRBENDER (I'd debate and say CLASH OF THE TITANS remake, but they were both painful.)




WORST DIRECTOR:  M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN for THE LAST AIRBENDER...   but man, Roger Kumble deserves the broken nose.


WORST SCREENPLAY:  THE LAST AIRBENDER...   beginning to feel like an axe to grind.  Sure, it could've been genius and was only mediocre...  but GULLIVER'S TRAVELS owns this for me.


WORST PREQUEL, REMAKE, RIP-OFF or SEQUEL:   SEX & THE CITY #2...   I would debate this, because that would mean it was significantly worse than the original...   for me...  this goes to CLASH OF THE TITANS. 

Overall - Oscar Weekend is slow - but the RAZZIES have really lost any real oomph since they ceased to objectively look at the field - and instead started going for sensational bullying.   what do you folks think?

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  • Feb. 27, 2011, 12:38 p.m. CST

    used to agree


    The RAZZIES are so lame these days

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 12:40 p.m. CST

    The Last Airbender was the worst film

    by Rev4

    I disagree with you. I think the Razzies nailed it. It was the worst thing that's ever happened to cinema. Fuck Shyamalan.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Or you could just not watch any of these films

    by FraDolcino

    Seems to me that's the best way to "stick it" to the bad ones. I haven't seen any of these. Closest would be falling asleep to Clash on a transatlantic flight. That's right, that one was so bad that it overcame my fear of flying and allowed me to catch some zzz's.

  • And what's with Alba getting worst supporting actress? The fact that she showed her sweet mocha ass redeems everything

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 12:45 p.m. CST

    the sting of disappointment is the worst, harry

    by vetepalapinga

    that's why Airbender is the worst.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 12:47 p.m. CST

    I dunno, Harry...

    by Khan_Noonien_Zing

    Say what you will about Furry Vengeance, which was a shitstorm of shitty shit, but the Razzies obviously went for Shyamalan and his 'work' this year as sort of a 'Lifetime Achievement Award' of suck, sort of like how The Departed and Return of the King won Oscars for BP when they maybe didn't totally deserve them. The Razzie board nominated The Happening for several Golden Raspberries in 2008 but it didn't 'win' a single one. And seeing as how Shyamalan keeps getting worse and worse, and has pretty much completed his arc from Hollywood prodigal son to up-his-own-ass laughable hack, they decided to give him the credit he deserves.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 12:49 p.m. CST

    They just hate on

    by edwardpenishands

    whatever big named star makes a shit movie. That’s how stay relevant. If they voted for the real worst performance it would be some asshole nobody has heard of. Plus, isn’t more fun to hate someone with more money than talent. That being said I would trade places with M Night Shamalamdingdong in a minute.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 12:50 p.m. CST

    Jessica Alba IS a terrible actress!

    by Papa CaveDweller

    i guess she needs no scripts!

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 12:51 p.m. CST

    Why are studios still giving Shyamalan money?

    by SifoDyasJr

    Probably for the same reason they let Robin Williams still make comedies--they're run by idiots.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 12:56 p.m. CST


    by Amadeo Zeller

    Now that shit sucked!

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 12:58 p.m. CST

    i did not see any of these films nommed for the razzies

    by emeraldboy

    but my question is did harry. harry is a film reviewer. i can remember him reviewing any of these films for this website.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 12:59 p.m. CST

    CopOut does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    'COP OUT' FAILS TO WIN RAZZIE!!<p> Kevin Smith's elaborate plan to scoop at least one award before he retires to a life of pot and pizza fails.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 1 p.m. CST

    Clash of the Titans?

    by richievanderlow

    I liked that movie. I'm not saying it was perfect, and when compared to a classic, what modern movie would measure up? But I didn't think it was bad outside of the ending with the obvious sequel setup.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 1:01 p.m. CST


    by thecheesegrommit

    Hope you're feeling better!! I totally agree that the "RAZZIES have really lost any real oomph since they ceased to objectively look at the field - and instead started going for sensational bullying". Bone to pick: Lay off Sex and the City. I was surprised how fond I became of the series and really felt the first movie was a good continuation. That said, I was completely disappointed with the second. Definite RAZZIES material. Peace.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 1:03 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    I don't think Harry saw any of these films either.<p> He appears to have seen CLASH OF THE TITANS tho and is calling it as winner in every category.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 1:03 p.m. CST

    The worst use of 3D is ANY movies that use it.

    by v3d

    I've said it before and I'll say it again. It's no better that 3D Viewmaster slides. Showscan is what we should be watching now, not old tech from the 50's. Douglas Trumbull is the man.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 1:03 p.m. CST

    No Harry they got it just right

    by Derrida77

    The Last Airbender was awful, it was almost as if Shyamalan tried his best to make the biggest turd of his career. He deserves the scorn. Can't believe he is still considered an "A-list" director

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 1:04 p.m. CST

    I liked Prince of Persia.

    by mistergreen

    Saw it twice. It's a good Saturday afternoon movie. It's better than the Carribean movies slightly.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 1:05 p.m. CST


    by Gearfree

    Its as simple as the sites name, It would be suspectable that he sees more then a few movies per year. He likely has seen them. Writings a bitch if you don't got the right flow. He does have a few points though. Bashing Night isn't sport anymore, it's like making fun of the shortbus kids.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 1:08 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Hang on a minute, Harry DID see COP OUT I remember now, just didn't review it out of 'respect' to his buddies Bruce Willis and Kevin Smith.<p> Didn't he review LAST AIRBENDER as well, and give that deserved razzie-winning shitfest a mixed/positive review?

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 1:09 p.m. CST

    My kids are still grounded...

    by ratfarts

    ...for watching furry vengeance. I only came in the room at the credits and they had this horrible singing montage (like most crappy movies do). I wanted to throw my tv out of the window.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 1:10 p.m. CST

    agree on PoP being Worst

    by cheekerpot

    Especially if you've played the games. This was a horribly uninteresting movie At Best. I didn't see Airbender but damn did Buried suck or what >???

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Anyone who thinks 3-D sucks...

    by Mitch

    clearly did not see Piranha 3-D. I will say MOST 3-D movies suck (especially the post-conversion shit), but as long as we get at least one Piranha quality flick a year, I'm happy. Oh, and worst film totally should've went to A Remake on Elm Street.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 1:18 p.m. CST


    by richievanderlow

    I haven't seen that Piranha movie, but that's the kind of movie where 3D should be used. Everything else, no way. And for whoever above said we bash 3D because we don't understand it on a 'technical level'.. that's horseshit. Understanding it's technicalities has nothing to do with enjoying it on the screen.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 1:20 p.m. CST

    Razzies is as big a pile of bullshit as the Oscars

    by Yamato

    Both are politically motivated, and never reflect reality. Last Airbender was a bad movie, but it clearly wasn't the worst of the year, yet, because its "hip" to hate M Night, it wins.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 1:21 p.m. CST

    Geez, they're really only bashing like 3 or 4 movies

    by Triple_J_72

    ...when there was an overwhelming mass of shit at the theaters last year.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 1:28 p.m. CST

    Julianne Moore in Kids Are Alright, Harry?

    by CaseyMcCall

    Wow. That film, and its performances are high on my year best list.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 1:31 p.m. CST

    im scared to watch any of these movies

    by jsfithaca

    especially if they are worse then cop out

  • was nominated for the worst director for the highly disappointing Expendables. Anyway, I can't disagree with the choice of last airbender. What an astrocity! I also would have gone with whatever shit spoof Jason Friedberg & Aaron Seltzer peddled this year. They deserve to be permanent fixtures at the Razzies.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 1:37 p.m. CST

    Damn the gods!

    by Green

    CLASH OF THE TITANS would win if it wasn't so ridiculously bad it was almost (and I mean ALMOST) watchable I'll give it one definite plus, though: the cinematography looked quite beautiful when you took of the glasses. 3D conversion pretty much destroyed it. If I were the DP, I'd kidnap the exec responsible for that, tie him to a chair and make him watch the movie till his eyes bled. I've heard everyone's trying to make up for it with the sequel. We shall see...

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 1:38 p.m. CST

    Harry you just have classically awful taste

    by IndustryKiller!

    Kutcher winning is publicity? He's terrible and he's always been terrible.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 1:40 p.m. CST

    Although, Salt and Love and Other Drugs should have been razzie contenders

    by IndustryKiller!

    huge budget films that were PAINFUL to sit through and embarrassing for their leads.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 1:43 p.m. CST

    Clash of the Titans if a MUCH worse movie than Airbender

    by D.Vader

    Airbender is getting a really bad rap. I mean, its bad, but its not THAT bad. Its not the worst of the year, or of the decade, or whatever other hyperbolic nonsense has been spewed about it bc the authors don't like Shyamalan. Clash of the Titans. Was. Fucking. TERRIBLE.

  • I completely agree. What could be a useful tool against studios and actors/actresses who don't even seem to be trying (getting a Razzie could seriously make them rethink their films and choices) has become something else instead. Bullying. Right on. Clash of the Titans deserved the top honor. We all know that.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 1:50 p.m. CST

    Maybe there needs to be an 'Independent Razzies Award'

    by Kamaji

    Since they always seem to go for the biggest disasters out there.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 1:50 p.m. CST

    Alba didnt show her ass

    by gooseud

    In true prudish Alba fashion, she wore a bra and boyshorts for that shower scene and then had them CGI-ed out in the final cut. Yeah, shes LAME.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 1:51 p.m. CST

    I'm a Razzie Voter

    by Shannon Nutt

    I agree with what most are saying...what most of you may NOT know is that, as voters, we're given a list of pre-nominees to select. Yes, we can write in votes, but I have yet to see a write-in campaign work. That said, the only "winner" that I voted for was "Last Airbender" for worse use of 3-D.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 1:53 p.m. CST

    Who gives a fuck about the Razzies and the Oscars?

    by KilliK

    people are getting killed right now in North Africa and you are complaining who should won the award of worst actor? really is the "civilized" world so fucking dense? ps. just kidding.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 1:54 p.m. CST

    Really shannonnutt?

    by D.Vader

    How does one become a Razzie voter?

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 1:55 p.m. CST

    The Razzies have always been stupid and unfunny

    by SmokeFilledTavern

    and a pretty bad excuse for humor. There are worse films up for Oscars this year.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 1:56 p.m. CST


    by richievanderlow

    Not sure if your last post was directed at me, but it seemed it was. I know the difference between post conversion and the 'good' 3D filmed with the 3D camera. On screen, they're both shit. Again, I didn't see Piranha 3D, but those kind of slasher films in 3D seem ok to me. They're supposed to be silly and campy, and post conversion probably goes for what they're looking for. I saw Avatar, and thought it was interesting to see the 3D visual feast that they utilized to cover up the terrible movie underneath. I was appropriately wowed, but it took me out of the movie. So I can admire the technical achievement, but still rather not have the 3-D. I have 3-D another chance with Tron. Once again, too distracting, too dark.. not worth the extra money. It's the newest gimmick. An expensive, well realized gimmick when used properly. People are wising up and its popularity is diminishing. Good riddance. Understanding the technical difference does not change any of that.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 2:03 p.m. CST

    Oh god I forgot about Clash of the Titans

    by _Venkman

    That was a TERRIBLE movie.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 2:03 p.m. CST

    It's Repo CHICK

    by rev_skarekroe

    You're like Jackie Harvey from The Onion.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 2:06 p.m. CST

    Get some perspective Harry

    by D o o d

    most people will tell you that air bender was the worse and the razzies are correct in awarding it as such. Think about the worse movies out there and then compare the budget. I guarantee you there is no movie out there that had the budget of air bender and with all the powers behind it to succeed, it FAILED phenomenally! Plus let's not forget the other sins of shayamalan. The dude needs to be told clearly and loudly that he's shit! As for Sex and the City, come on, that's a no brainer! The razzies are a fun award and they usually make a point to the big player. If a movies budget is meager and it's horrid, then I don't really care. At least I haven't had the studios advertising it to me 24/7 before it's release!

  • Honestly, Uwe Boll probably is less despised than Shyamalan at this point. But Last Airbender just suffered from a three-pronged attack from Shyamalan haters who were pre-disposed to dislike anything with his name on it, fans of the animated series who couldn't stand such a half-hearted adaptation, and anti-3D people who just saw it as the latest abuse of post-conversion greed. It *is* a bad movie, but no worse than a "C" or "C+". I liked some of the visuals (as well as the marvellous score by James Newton Howard), but the worst thing I could say about the movie was that it just plain wasn't *fun* like the series is.

  • The CGI money shots were pure 3-D.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 2:16 p.m. CST

    God movie productions are going to cost even more...

    by D.Vader

    When every movie needs to be shot in 3D or go through a conversion process. Fuck me, how will I ever break into the biz now.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 2:16 p.m. CST

    The Sad Truth

    by somdawg

    This guy is a major moneymaker. Until that changes, you will be seeing a lot more of this shit. The Last Airbender Buy at The Numbers Rating: 7.31 (71 votes) Rate it - Rating Details Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 7% - Rotten Theatrical Performance Total US Gross $131,772,187 International Gross $187,941,694 Worldwide Gross $319,713,881 Home Market Performance US DVD Sales: $28,743,678 Weekly Breakdown

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 2:21 p.m. CST

    The Last Airbender was not mediocre...

    by Dignan17

    It might not have been as bad as Furry Vengeance, but The Last Airbender was atrocious. The dialog, acting, directing (especially the directing), cinematography...EVERYTHING was horrible. Furry Vengeance also didn't matter to anyone. People love Avatar, and The Last Airbender pissed all over the love of that series that every fan had for it. Furry Vengeance sucked, but Last Airbender couldn't even get its damned main character's NAME RIGHT!

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 2:21 p.m. CST

    I will honestly stop going to the theater

    by D.Vader

    If the 3D trend continues and ticket prices for 3D movies remains high or grows. ESPECIALLY if theaters stop offering a choice of 3D or 2D. I just won't see it. I predict a 3D backlash where people are tired of spending so much money on tickets without competition. If *everything* is 3D and costs more, that severely limits your chances of making money bc you're alienating those who have regularly priced movie tickets in their budget.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 2:23 p.m. CST

    Alba didn't shjo

    by chuffsterUK

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 2:24 p.m. CST

    Alba didn't show her bare arse...

    by chuffsterUK

    ...her undies were digitally removed,sadly...

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 2:25 p.m. CST

    Piranha was 100% post-conversion

    by Bass Ackwards

    I think it'd be a pretty noticeable difference if the film was flipping between digital 3D cameras and 35mm. But the director thought that the 3D cameras were too unwieldily and didn't want to deal with them and chose to post-convert (same thing with Joe Johnston and Captain America actually). But it was filmed with 3D in mind (though Shylaman said the same thing about Airbender, so who knows if that really makes a difference).

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 2:26 p.m. CST

    The cinematography in Airbender was pretty damn good

    by D.Vader

    Now you're just being mean.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 2:29 p.m. CST

    I disagree with that one.

    by Matthew

    Its cinematography was mediocre at best, filled with profoundly bizarre zooms and Shyamalan's signature use of close-ups. Also, the filter effect in the "Spirit World" scenes had to be the worst lighting effect of any mainstream film of 2010. Shyamalan himself is no better at composition than a Spielbergian film student, whose ponderous shots are compensated or made more apparent by the strength of his cinematographers.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 2:29 p.m. CST


    by DrMorbius

    Should have won for its misuse of the beloved BUBO the OWL! An 8 second 'cameo' was all he was afforded.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 2:32 p.m. CST

    I think the key distinction that Harry is missing here...

    by Matthew that, with Gulliver's Travels and Furry Vengeance, people generally knew that those films were going to be bad studio shlock. In The Last Airbender's case, the pre-release coverage was generally optimistic about a comeback from Shyamalan and the source material was in and of itself incredibly promising. Therefore, the consequent disappointment and anger is stronger because Shyamalan completely failed to deliver on the script -- "Believe in our beliefs" is easily some of the worst dialogue of 2010. To dismiss legitimate criticisms of Airbender on the basis of critics supposedly having a vendetta against a filmmaker who has honeymooned with them for years now is absurd.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 2:32 p.m. CST

    Ouch for Jackson Rathbone

    by Drath

    Seriously, he was the worst actor? Not exactly sure if that's a compliment or not considering I didn't think he was that noteworthy. I guess that's the trouble with the Razzies. They're not about what was the worst, but what we enjoy calling the worst. Some movies are so bad, you don't want to give them the attention of a Razzie. Piranah 3D was such a movie. I can't say I thought Rathbone was so bad that he deserves to be singled out--but in a way, I guess that's kind of an honor TO BE singled out. The opposite of love is apathy, not hate. Besides, I've seen that guy, he's not going home alone, so cry me a river!

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 2:33 p.m. CST

    The 2008 Razzies made me so mad.

    by Yelsaeb

    Indy 4 the worst prequel, remake, rip-off, or sequel? Did they not see Death Race?

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 2:36 p.m. CST


    by Matthew

    The Last Airbender was *not* despised because the critics have a vendetta against the former Golden Boy. That's apologist BS and is overly dismissive of legitimate criticisms. It is because, from the script to the casting, the film represents some of the worst desecration of promising source material that Hollywood has performed in a LONG time.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Airbender sucked

    by GuruOfFunk

    Airbender was by far the worst. Took me around three tries to get through it without turning it off.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 2:46 p.m. CST


    by Matthew

    "But Shyamalan still makes pretty pictures" is irrelevant. In my opinion, he directs like an overly ponderous film student and his works, such as The Happening, feature an equal amount of bad, overbearingly composed shots. Perhaps if his visuals represented a significant technical advancement they could excuse the failings of the script, but Airbender should have first and foremost told a good story. Maybe M. Night should become a cinematographer instead of a director who apparently has no good sense when it comes to storytelling. Also, should we take into consideration promise and hype when we discuss "worst of the year"? Because I sure as hell found Airbender to be more promising than Grown Ups as it could have been so much more...

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 2:46 p.m. CST

    What Tourist, Salt, Social Network didn't make the list?

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    Those were bad films,IMO! Worst actress will always be Jessica Alba but add Ann Hathaway too! She and Natalie Portman is overrated!

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 2:48 p.m. CST

    Also, if you think Airbender looked good visually...

    by Matthew

    Did you watch the terrible choreography in the Earthbending camp scene and the deleted scenes? Because that deleted skirmish at the Northern Water Tribe with the excessive, terribly applied slow-mo was sure as hell not "pretty" by any means.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 2:51 p.m. CST

    I wouldn't consider use of closeups to be "bad cinematography"

    by D.Vader

    But "bad direction".

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 2:51 p.m. CST

    This is for Worst Movie, NOT biggest disappointment

    by D.Vader

    Sure there's anger and disappointment over Airbender being bad, but that does not make it the WORST movie.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 2:55 p.m. CST

    Razzies Got it Right Harry

    by timmer33

    Last Airbender deserves every single "worst" award out there. It was a total let down in every way imaginable. Did you see Furry Vengeance and expect it to be good??? No. But Last Airbender disappointed everyone who went to see it, and Shyamalan deserves to feel humiliated and embarassed.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 2:56 p.m. CST

    Sure, I know the category, Vader...

    by Matthew

    But should a movie be considered "worse" than another if one had literally no promise throughout any stage of its production and was merely another product of the uninspired studio line and one that *HAD* promise but managed it with stunning incompetence? Yes, but the cinematographer should have had the good sense to tell M. Night how his close-ups were not visually applicable to one scene. He probably wouldn't have listened, and Lesnie isn't exactly the most inspired cinematographer, but he's technically competent enough to have been aware of the uselessness of M. Night's insistence on close-ups.

  • YES. Because it started with bad, horrible, terrible decisions and should be punished. I have never, and will never, be on board with the attitude that because something is disappointing or didn't live up to its expectations or potential, it is therefore a bad film. Bad dialogue, bad acting, and story problems make a bad movie. Airbender had those yes. But there were movies out there that had it worse. Clash of the Titans, again, is my pick. Airbender has its problems, but it never contradicts itself or has grand moments of stupidity like that movie did.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 3:01 p.m. CST


    by Matthew

    The Earthbending camp scene, which is the aforementioned "single-take" fight, is widely regarded as the worst scene in the film, with choreography that fails to hold up under examination. Seriously, I implore you to watch it again as Katara's actress looks off-screen for direction, one of the soldiers throws his head back as if hit after she "tackles" another one, etc. Why should Shyamalan be applauded for using single-takes when directors like Alfonso Cuaron have been doing it for years with more success? Honestly, the car crash scene in Children of Men is a more masterful example of the technique. Directing is more than making "pretty pictures", and of late Shyamalan has demonstrated that he has simply lost his touch when it comes to choosing and executing good stories. His direction of Airbender not only includes the script, but also the widely derided casting decisions in portraying ethnic characters.

  • No, that's not his job to tell the director what's "visually acceptable for the scene". His job is to frame it up the way the director tells him to and interject if there's a problem with the degree lines or eyelines etc. Its not his job to say "I don't think this scene needs a closeup".

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 3:02 p.m. CST

    Why even bother with the fuckin razzies anyway?

    by D Ropaela

    What a waste of time and fuckin money just like 90% of the movies hollywood makes these days. They might as well make a razzie category for most obvious Oscar bait: YOUR WINNER IS ....THEEEEE KIIIIIING'S SPEEEEECH!

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 3:04 p.m. CST


    by Matthew

    But at least those movies are upfront about said decisions, whereas Airbender started with a great source and progressively defiled it under the same series of "terrible" decisions. Therefore, I think its subsequent failure has more impact on the basis of the mismanagement of the actual talent that was behind its production. As for the movie's supposed lack of "grand moments of stupidity", I beg to differ. Didn't you see Penis Hair, the Earthbending camp, or hear about how the main villain STOLE THE SECRET SCROLLS?! :P

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 3:05 p.m. CST


    by richievanderlow

    I get all that. I guess my primary point, is that there are people out there, like me, who have given up on 3D on the whole. Many I've talked to have just thought it's not worth the extra cash. That's not scientific, but when you look at the bank 3D helped Avatar bring in, it's been diminishing ever since. I'm sure any given movie does better than it would because it gets that DVD upcharge ticket, but if you look at the extra money Avatar brought in because of the higher ticket prices, it's done less and less for 3D movies, post convert or not. Tron did well, but nothing spectacular. The novelty has worn off. The wow factor isn't so awe inspiring anymore. is that the fault of post conversion 3D? I don't know.. but despite its continued popularity among certain filmakers and studios, I don't see a groundswell of support for it as I did when Avatar came out. I saw Avatar on Blu Ray... much, much better experience visually than the 3D theater. Much more vivid, much less distracting. Unfortunately, I had to listen to that horrid dialogue and watch 2 dimensional characters without something to distract me. I think the only post-convert movie I've seen was Alice in Wonderland. It wasn't terrible, but it left me wondering what I'm paying my money for. I definitely saw the difference between that and Avatar, and I will absolutely never see another post convert movie. I saw Jackass 3D.. kind of felt appropriate, but it really didn't need to be 3D. I saw Tron 3D and was very underwhelmed by it. Here was a movie I thought would be another visual feast to see in that format, and shot with 3D cameras. It didn't do anything for me. After that, they're done getting my extra money. Unless I'm going to see a campy horror flick or another Jackass movie with stuff being thrown at the screen, I'm done with 3D.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 3:05 p.m. CST


    by Matthew

    It depends on the cinematographer. While it is indeed their job to interpret and execute the vision of the directors as described to them and alter the technical details accordingly, some of them are not afraid to speak out if they feel that the visual language of the scene and not only its technical details should be reconsidered. Some directors specifically choose cinematographers for this perceptiveness.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 3:09 p.m. CST

    I think you're looking at the Razzies from the wrong perspective

    by Bass Ackwards

    Its not an actual "award," nobody is actually conferencing about the semantic importance of the word "worse" and judiciously appropriating points. Its just shitting on shitty movies. Unless you're arguing that The Last Airbender was a good movie, then who cares if it got the Razzie instead of Cop Out (which really was the worst movie of the year BTW) or Fuzzy Vengeance? They're all bad movies! By nominating and "awarding" them, the Razzies is just having some fun (deservedly) shitting on them. And from that perspective, I'd have to side with the Razzies on this one, The Last Airbender deserves to be shit on a lot more than something like Furry Vengeance or Gulliver's Travels (though I'd still put Cop Out as #1 above both those two). Especially given that the threat of an Airbender sequel still lingers (well, probably not, but if you listen to Shylaman...), while those other movies were forgotten a week after they came out, if not sooner.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 3:09 p.m. CST


    by D.Vader

    "As for the movie's supposed lack of "grand moments of stupidity", I beg to differ. Didn't you see Penis Hair, the Earthbending camp, or hear about how the main villain STOLE THE SECRET SCROLLS?! :P" Actually... no. I don't remember any of that! Except the Earthbending camp, but I don't remember anything particularly bad about it. That didn't stand out in my mind. The weird closeup in a dull conversation cut with a reverse two shot stands out. As for "grand moments of stupidity", I think of something like GI JOE vs Transformers. Transformers doesn't have these "grand moments of stupidity" the way GI JOE did, when you've got a villain who needs to blow up the Eiffel Tower and could do it any number of ways (like fire the rocket from their helicopter), but instead choose to fire their machine guns in an office lobby thereby drawing attention to themselves and bringing the Joes down on them. Or the accelerator suits which only get used once and by two people without any explanation. That's just stupid. Clash of the Titans? Having a hero curse the Gods the entire movie and refuse to accept their gifts but then at the end pull a 180 without explanation, without a cathartic character moment, without ANY sort of reflection on what that decision means. Ssssssstupid!

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 3:11 p.m. CST

    Sure Swedish (re: cinematographers)

    by D.Vader

    I know some directors and DPs have a great working relationship and will discuss those things, but I think a DP saying something like "a closeup isn't right for this scene" is overstepping his boundaries. As for the scene in particular, they could have shot a lot of coverage of that scene. One closeup doesn't mean its wrong for the scene, and again, that's the director's call, not the DPs. In the end, the blame should probably fall more on the editing, of which Shyamalan should still take the full brunt of it over the editor.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 3:12 p.m. CST

    Razzies CORRECT ...Harry absolutely Clueless

    by quantize


  • Feb. 27, 2011, 3:12 p.m. CST

    By the way...

    by D.Vader

    What the hell is the Penis Hair?!

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 3:15 p.m. CST

    Jessica Alba is Terrible!!!!

    by BlackBriar

    She Sucks! anyway, Prince of Persia was the Worst film of the year. It was just boring and jake stunk up the place. It was that bad!!

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 3:16 p.m. CST


    by Matthew

    Here is an example of why the Earthbending camp scene represents some of the worst action brought forth by any blockbuster, far beyond the clinical but more convincing offerings of movies like Clash and GI Joe: Aside from the costumes that look like they came out of a a low-budget adaptation of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from the 90s, the "Katackle" is widely regarded as terrible, terrible fight choreography. Especially watch how the soldiers react very obviously at different times. I would further implore that you watch the deleted scenes of the movie on YouTube, specifically when African villagers do a very stereotypical dance with their Caucasian saviors (isn't the casting of the movie in and of itself an immense "failure", the likes of which movies like Furry Vengeance cannot aspire to?) and use letters from the English alphabet despite the movie supposedly having an Asian-inspired writing system! There is your "grand stupidity" and contradiction.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 3:16 p.m. CST

    Transformers 3 on next years List.....

    by BlackBriar

    Any Bets??

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Death Race was excellent as popcorn fun b-movie

    by KilliK

    and one of the better prequels.Speaking of Anderson how comes and his RE4 movie didnt win any Razzie? not that i wanted to,i consider his film one of the rare recent movies who utilize perfectly the 3D experience.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 3:18 p.m. CST

    Vader, re: PENIS HAIR

    by Matthew From when they first encounter the Royal Council in the movie, there's a view of the the Princess from the back that, combined with the lighting, makes her hair appear to be a white penis...

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 3:18 p.m. CST

    Iron Man 2 should have been nominated!

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    I don't think it was the worst but it certainly wasn't a good film. It was barely decent.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 3:20 p.m. CST

    heh braindrain i have to agree with you.IM2 should

    by KilliK

    have been in the Razzies.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 3:21 p.m. CST

    I kind of expected "Jonah Hex" and Megan Fox on this list.

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    I didn't see the nominiees, but I have to imagine both were at the top of the list. I just can't bust on Josh Brolin, however. He was good as Jonah Hex, but he was a good Jonah Hex in a terrible Jonah Hex movie.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 3:21 p.m. CST

    I'm confused. What's wrong with that image?

    by D.Vader

    I was hoping you were directing me to a dissection and breakdown of the scene in question. Costume complaints should be directed to the cartoon series. Casting issues don't have a real bearing on the story (which is what I was referring to specifically when speaking of stupidity- story problems). The English characters... I don't remember that at all. I don't remember seeing any English. I thought the scroll had symbols and ancient writing on it? If there WAS English, that *is* stupid, but I can understand why they might use it. There are explanations (to not confuse the audience, to not use subtitles that kids would have to read, etc), but I find that far less egregious than a story moment that makes zero sense (like I mentioned with GI Joe) or contradicts previous moments in the film (like I mentioned above with Clash)

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 3:28 p.m. CST

    Fred: The Movie

    by syn_flood

    should have "won" every single fucking award.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 3:28 p.m. CST

    Should have been Cop Out

    by MrPoop

    For Movie and Directing.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 3:28 p.m. CST

    I'm confused. What's wrong with that image?

    by D.Vader

    Damn, my last post disappeared. I'll do my best to rewrite. I had hoped the link was going to be a dissection or breakdown of that Earthbending scene because honestly, I don't remember much about it. Costume complaints should be directed toward the cartoon since they all appeared to be pretty faithful. Casting complaints are a whole different issue but don't really have any bearing on the story. I don't remember any English characters? Where were they? I thought the scroll just had symbols and ancient writing. If there WAS English, that *is* stupid, but I can understand the reasoning behind it (to not confuse the audience, to not have subtitles children would have to read, etc). That's just a bad decision, not a stupid story problem (which is what I refer to mainly with grand moments of stupidity- story) that contradicts what the movie previously established (like in Clash) or is just an ill-thought out and illogical scene (like the one in GI Joe)

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 3:30 p.m. CST

    Penis Hair- HAH!

    by D.Vader

    Actually she looks more red or purplish in that picture... Honestly, I was racking my brain trying to figure out what you were talking about and thought maybe someone said the dreads on Uncle Iroh looked like he was sprouting penises from his scalp.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 3:30 p.m. CST

    Motherfucker. My post DID show up!

    by D.Vader

    Goddamn this awful talkback format...

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 3:31 p.m. CST


    by KHjLL

    Those are horrible nominations... They should make a RAZZIE award about shitty awards given to the wrong person or movie. There were tons of worse FILMS. I like AIRBENDER a lot thought NIGHT hit the cartoon on every level and it was fun to watch.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 3:36 p.m. CST

    richievanderlow you are wrong mate.

    by KilliK

    Recent statistics about what the videogamers want from the upcoming 3DS games was almost 50% things poping from the screen and almost 50% perception of depth field.a very small percentage wanted some other various 3D things. if i find the diagram of the statistical results i ll post it here. the point is that you simply expect things popping out from the screen when you hear the word 3D. that's your PERSONAL TASTE and it has nothing to do with the 3D technology itself and its price. there are many others who prefer the enhanced field of depth which 3D can provide.again this is their own personal taste. Avatar,as Big Jim has pointed out numerous times in his interviews,focused mainly in the field of depth perception. Other movies like Piranhas and Resident Evil focused mainly on the pop out effect. so as a 3D viewer you have your options,you can watch whatever use of the 3D you personally prefer.So please keep the bashing of the 3D for yourself and let rest of us to watch it the way we like it and accept it as the now future of the visual entertainment.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 3:40 p.m. CST


    by Matthew

    How should costume complaints be the fault of the series when the movie *changed* the look of most of the costumes? For instance, the soldiers are dressed differently in the series, as are Aang, Katara and Sokka. They are most certainly not faithful in any way, shape or form. My mention of the costumes was primarily meant to show how the scene itself looks comical, moreso than the uninspired but more visually convincing armor in GI Joe, Clash, etc. As for the image, it demonstrates the lack of harmony in the scene -- the choreography is not consistent and it appears that a rehearsal of the scene made it into theaters. However, as per your request, I submit a more comprehensive breakdown: 1) Katara runs up and tackles a Firebender, then looks off-screen with a quizzical expression. Five seconds after the tackle, one of the soldiers tosses his head back as if he had been hit himself, while his friend looks to the side and gives a thumbs up, seemingly indicating that they are ready for their next direction. As I cannot locate the original breakdown, the scene itself appears in varying degrees of quality on YouTube. 2) The airbending and how the soldiers react to it contributes greatly to the unintentional hilarity of the scene. As for the firebending, it looks heavily computer-generated and does not mesh with the choreography on display. Even though the action scenes in Clash were uninspired, they did not have the same degree of technical incompetence that the Earthbending scene does. As for the language, I can understand the justification, but I consider it a technical contradiction. Furthermore, I maintain that, as the script of Airbender is by far its greatest sin, there are more moments of stupidity that you appear to be granting. In fact, there is an entire thread on AvatarSpirit that is dedicated to scenes that are nonsensical!

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 3:45 p.m. CST

    Vader, re: casting

    by Matthew

    I would contend that the casting is arguably a fault in the story because Katara and Sokka clash with the Inuit community that is established as their home, the Southern Water Tribe, at the beginning of the movie. Unfortunate implications are not necessarily divorced from the manner in which a director chooses to tell a story -- for instance, the more Caucasian Northern Water Tribe being presented as a heroic counterpoint to the ethnic, backwater Southern Water Tribe, represented by two Caucasians. It makes little sense and is, in some ways, a contradiction.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 3:46 p.m. CST

    clash of the titans

    by maximumbob

    CotT would have been almost okay had any half-decent (non-australian) actor had played the lead in instead of the charisma vacuum that is sam worthington. I only saw it recently on tv (in 2-D) and didn't think it was hateful, merely underwhelming. I just couldn't figure out why, having employed fiennes/neeson/postlethwaite/et al to chew the scenery they had decided to go with the (very) poor man's russell crowe as the lead.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 3:50 p.m. CST

    Your #1 point...

    by D.Vader

    Reminds me of my problems with Order of the Phoenix director David Yates. During the scene toward the end where the kids are running from and fighting Death Eaters in the Hall of Mysteries, you have a character yell a curse offscreen. CUT TO: a shot of the victim, frozen on the ground. CUT TO: The kid who said the curse with a fellow student congratulating him. Its beyond incompetent how that scene was handled. I mean, the action happens OFFSCREEN for God's sake and we see the result? What the hell kind of decision is that? Anyway, I don't remember any of what you described in the Earthbending camp scene. I do think the image you chose is a poor representation of it, however, as its out of context and appears to be a screengrab of something happening mid-action. However, the costumes in that image appear to me to be faithful to the cartoon's. I never really had an issue with the FX in this or in Clash. Those are two things I can praise the movies for. Thanks for the link! I'll check out it out later bc I'd like some more examples of "stupidity" in the film, though I doubt any will come close to my issues with Clash and Joe. Its just mind-boggling stupid! OY!

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 3:57 p.m. CST

    Swedish re: casting

    by D.Vader

    The existence of a Caucasian water tribe is unfortunate in regards to its comparison to the southern tribe, but in the end it has little bearing on the story and is not a contradiction. I don't recall if it was explained or not in the movie, but Sokka and Katara do have relatives in the Northern tribe which is why they are the only caucasians down south. Its confusing and weird, but since the Northern tribe is caucasian, it still manages to "make sense" in the context of the film.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 4:10 p.m. CST

    The RAZZIES are the worst awards.

    by Bob Cryptonight

    Just stupid. Infantile. Pointless.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 4:18 p.m. CST

    3D movies give me a headache

    by _Venkman

    I paid for Avatar in 3D and that will probably be the last time....although I might be tempted to see one of the Star Wars releases in 3D.... *Puts on Boba Fett mask and sobs quietly in the corner*

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 4:21 p.m. CST


    by DrMorbius

    For Your Consideration . . . Hey D.Vader . . . how's it goin' pally boy?

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 4:24 p.m. CST

    Swedish, I just watched the Earthbending scene on YouTube

    by D.Vader

    Here: I think your comments/criticisms about the scene are a bit misconstrued. You say this: "1) Katara runs up and tackles a Firebender, then looks off-screen with a quizzical expression. Five seconds after the tackle, one of the soldiers tosses his head back as if he had been hit himself, while his friend looks to the side and gives a thumbs up, seemingly indicating that they are ready for their next direction." Its all a bit jumbled and incorrect. She pushes a Firebender. One of the guards near her appears to chuckle and look to the guy next to him as if "Get a load of this kid trying to fight!" That's where you see the "thumbs up" though to me it looks like a pointing thumb ("Check her out"). Katara looks over at them (not offscreen) bc clearly they are laughing at her. Also, she needs a reason to not see the first Firebender coming back at her. So there's nothing that happens offscreen, its all very clear and there in the frame. A push, a reaction, a counter-attack. Its really not bad. I read that link you provided. Some of the criticisms are spot on; others are misunderstandings and confused memories (like yours up above). The scene of the 8 guys marching to throw one rock is wrong. The rock that is thrown is very clearly being directed by the Earthbender who enters the frame RIGHT after the rock. So why were the guys dancing? Well, it wasn't to Earthbend, though it looks like maybe they DID provide the earth wall to protect the one guy. The dancing afterward, as was my interpretation in the theater, was a symbolic, ritualistic demonstration that they weren't going to take shit from the Firebenders anymore and were going to fight back. Putting up a big show A) intimidates the enemy and B) draws the attention of other Earthbenders.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 4:29 p.m. CST


    by richievanderlow

    I think you've misread my arguments. In a nutshell, if there is a happy medium between 2D and the full gamut of 3D options that are out there, it has yet to be put on screen that I've seen. Yes, that's an opinion. Regarding Depth of Field - a more subtle application of such a scenario might be fine. I have yet to see a 3D, movie filmed with 3D cameras, that leaves me feeling that the image has a natural, realistic feel. there's nothing subtle about what I've seen in Avatar. There's stuff popping all over the place. I have yet to see a movie in real 3D that got it right, aside from Jackass 3D.. where going for the sensationalism of 3D seemed absolutely appropriate. As to your assertion that I'm 'bashing' 3D, I thought I've given a pretty fair analysis from my point of view. When did I ever say you couldn't enjoy it? So, if I'm 'bashing' it, so be it. It's not like the studios and filmmakers haven't made it easy to do that. But I won't shut up about it.. just as you won't about your love of it... and you don't have to.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 4:35 p.m. CST

    Vader . . . . YouTube earthbending clip . . .

    by DrMorbius

    I call 'Shenanigans' . . . Clearly, someone went through and digitally removed all the images of 'Benny Hill"!

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 4:51 p.m. CST

    CLASH and PRINCE were both great.

    by blackwood

    Great matinee fun, completely inoffensive. AIRBENDER hurt my heart.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 4:58 p.m. CST

    As most of us have seen few of the nominees

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    it's hard to tell. However, even though it was an unimaginative remake I still enjoyed Clash of the Titans. They stole Harryhausen's snake centaur Medusa. That concept was totally his. But I agree with Harry on the bullying thing. Correct me if I'm wrong but Sly was nominated for worst director. It was either that or actor, and I don't think it was actor. Expendables was an awesome flick, and I can't wait for the sequel. So, I think Razzies may be beginning to lose their original intent.

  • It wasn't that great...yet it had so much potential

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 5:02 p.m. CST

    Harry missing the point yet again.

    by Bob

    No one gave a shit about Furry Vengeance. It was low budget crap and no one went to see it. Last Airbender however had a big budget, M. Night Shamalamadingdong at the helm, and huge fanbase. What did he do? Created a 90min pile of shit that everyone hated despite making money. Oh and Clash of the Titans was actually a lot of fun, just not in 3D. I watched the old one after seeing the new one and wasn't surprised that the original now comes off as a cheap episode of Hercules or Xena nowadays. And I saw the original Clash of the Titans when i was a kid about 4 times because it was so cool...then. Prince of Persia was nowhere near as bad as some people have said. It's better than the second Pirates of the Caribbean movie for sure. So as usual, haters gonna hate.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 5:04 p.m. CST

    Sylvester Stallone was ROBBED.

    by Subtitles_Off

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 5:06 p.m. CST

    I get it....

    by darth_hideous

    Given what happened at last year's ceremony with Sandra Bullock, I bet the Razzie people were trying to tempt Sarah Jessica Parker to make an appearance... Although they probably would have settled for Cynthia Nixon or Chris Noth

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 5:14 p.m. CST

    LATE Live Oscars Blog...

    by jimbojones123

    Let's go Harry! Don't want to be late like previous years.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 5:19 p.m. CST

    Awesome, CTM...we'll watch it together

    by Bobo_Vision

    We'll be like Oscar buddies.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 5:22 p.m. CST


    by masticators

    She was really terrific in The Killer Inside Me! Kinda fell in love with her a little bit, even. That razzie makes me sad.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 5:24 p.m. CST

    Where the fuck is...

    by WhatTheHellHappenedToMe

    Birdemic in all this? Come ON, Razzies!

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 5:34 p.m. CST

    Oh shit....I don't have cable

    by Bobo_Vision

    I'll be watching it on ABC in 2 hours. Going to the gym now...will check back later.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 5:40 p.m. CST

    These need to be mainstream or the masses won't "get it."

    by Pixelsmack

    So their selections make sense. Also, nice to see bad 3D as a category finally.

  • are you sure you have watched the same movie?.because the only complaint which i keep hearing all this time,from the various critics of Avatar's 3D is that it didnt have many popup effects. Even i complained about this thing here in the talkbacks when i went and watched the August's screen preview.I was expecting popup effects and because i didnt see that in the preview i thought that the 3D of the movie was failed. After reading the explanations which some talkbackers gave me here after asking about this and after reading Cameron's interviews about what was aiming with his 3D technology,it was then that i understood that Avatar's 3D was aiming for field of depth and not that much about popup effect. And you come here and you tell me that the movie was not subtle and was full of popup effects? you keep losing credibility as a debater,boy.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 6:23 p.m. CST

    HARRY -- BLOG -- NOW

    by jimbojones123

    Don't be an hour late like last year! It is annoying not knowing what you are talking about from 100 minutes ago on the red carpet.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 7 p.m. CST



    In what universe is "The Last Airbender" NOT the Worst Picture of the Year? Idiot.

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  • Feb. 27, 2011, 7:11 p.m. CST

    Worst movie of all time is A SERBIAN FILM.

    by nico_laos

    If you disagree you should be locked up. Sick fucks.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 7:11 p.m. CST

    Lighten Up Harry

    by MisterNobody

    All of the movies mentioned sucked what does it matter if they want to give their shitty award to those who will get them the most publicity. The masses don't care about content just more of the same with different actors...

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Repo Chick?! WTF happened to Alex Cox?

    by Griefo

    It seems like he wants to revisit his old days at least in themes. Repo Man and Sid and Nancy are some of the greatest films of all time.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 8:11 p.m. CST

    Guys there is a tear in my eye

    by D o o d

    for the unanimous hatred for The Last Airbender. You guys ROCK!

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 9:06 p.m. CST

    F that

    by Superponte

    I liked Clash of the titans

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 9:10 p.m. CST

    I liked "Clash" also

    by Teddy Artery

    I did NOT see it in 3D, however... so that could be the main sticking point for the haters.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 9:41 p.m. CST

    Gee, and The Green Hornet was nowhere to be found.

    by Otter

    Sad, really.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 10:03 p.m. CST

    OUCH! I know Jackson Rathbone

    by Jaster

    I don't talk to him often but how could you not be hurt by this?

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 10:43 p.m. CST



    this show has always been about pandering to the masses and picking the trendy picks and not delivering the awards to the true winners, er losers.

  • I'm bashing it bc its a shitty movie. And we totally agree on Medusa being in Hades. That's a completely stupid decision that did NOTHING to the plot, nor to the characters who all have DEAD RELATIVES floating around down there, yet they don't bother trying to find them. Why have Medusa in Hades? Just to show off the design for Charon and have her fall into lava. It was stupid.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 11:21 p.m. CST

    Really ??

    by MattHooper

    I can't believe anyone puts that much effort into giving a shit about the Razzies. Look at it another way. Now ya know, you're in the know, you pass 'em on cable ... keep on passing. No brainer.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 11:52 p.m. CST

    Jessica Alba was the best part of THE KILLER INSIDE ME

    by MooseMalloy

    -- and she was also quite good in MACHETE.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 12:17 a.m. CST

    Lost all credibility

    by electroaddict

    "Overall - Oscar Weekend is slow - but the RAZZIES have really lost any real oomph since they ceased to objectively look at the field" And we've seen Harry give good reviews to bad films just because he received special seating, gift baskets, exclusive interviews, or whatever. It's easy to hate the beast when you're on the sidelines, it's even harder to hate it when you've become it. GG, AICN.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 1:52 a.m. CST

    Spot on

    by hooventood

    It is true. They just go ahead and pick actors/movies that will give them the most coverage. If they really picked the worst and not just famous movies/actors who did poorly then nobody would care. They are just laying out bullshit and it sucks that anyone still pays attention to them. Remember when the nominated george bush/rumsfeld/rice, etc for fahrenheit 911, which was a documentary for christ sakes. all about publicity

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 2:03 a.m. CST

    Scamalam is Charlie Sheen of directors

    by wash

    Dude has already had meltdowns but is still getting money to make crap that gets exponentially worse with each flick. Might as well just skip the next few steps and do a full on collab with Tommy Wiseau and Sean Young. I'd watch the shit out of that.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 2:12 a.m. CST

    Great call

    by hallmitchell

    Harry - nailed it. I used to laugh because the Razzies were so spot on. In Australia we can bet on it. I think it's more about slamming a celebrity these days than who is the worst.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 3:23 a.m. CST

    For Razzies it's all about publicity

    by tomimt

    They pick movies, they believe are cool to hate. And it's always cool to pick on once greatly hailed director like Shyamalan. But yeah, if they were really to pick the real worst movies of the year, no one would care, as no one would have heard of the movies they'd reward.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 4:08 a.m. CST


    by james_cameron_raped_my_childhood

    If X-men tanks...

  • Sure it can't be as bad as Last Airbender or SATC 2, but man was it another epic failure. However, Paul Weasel Shit Anderson made good use of Cameron's 3D effects. So at least he excels at something, but it sure ain't Writing or directing. (noted exception: Event horizon.)

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 5:27 a.m. CST

    The thing that makes the Razzies totally LAME


    it's not that they make the trendy picks, it's that they are stupid and uncreative and always rail on one singular picture or actor. We fucking get it. You don't like the Last Airbender. But this is just overkill and mean-spirited. Was Alba really that bad in those films?

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 5:29 a.m. CST

    All Film Awards Are Fascist!

    by Tassium

    So some people feel the need to proclaim: "Poor fools, you knoweth not the TRUTH!, I will reveal to you what is good and what is bad in the world of film" "Kneel before Zod!" Those behind any award may initially have high ideals but eventually it just becomes a power trip. It's happened to the Razzies just as with the Oscars.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 5:41 a.m. CST


    by rich

    ... Taylor Lautner didnt win worst actor. One of the worst Ive ever seen in a studio film, on top of that he plays the character as downright creepy.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 6:15 a.m. CST

    DOOM Is A Razzies Voter!

    by V. von Doom

    DOOM is sometimes arbitrary in the Razzies voting. Not even DOOM can see all the bad films out there and not be a writer for Ain't It Cool ...<p> But DOOM's number one criterion for a Golden Raspberry is: Shouldn't they have known better, or shouldn't they have tried harder?<p>DOOM voted for "Airbender" as worst film because Shyamalan is far, far more capable than this. That he cannot see this, or respond to his own declining quality, is sad.<p>DOOM also voted for the Frau-Spastic Four from "Sex and the City II". The TV show is not DOOM's thing (that's Mrs. Doom's show) but they are better actresses in that medium. Not prancing about in a two-and-a-half hour commerical for Dubai! (Believe DOOM: Latveria is a far nicer place to visit!)<p>As for DOOM's other votes: Liza Minnelli did not win for worst cameo (it cannot be called "acting"), neither did "Saw 3D" for gratuitous bad effects. There is no monolithic block voting pressing down on DOOM's opinion.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 6:35 a.m. CST

    Green Hornet came out in 2011

    by DiscoGodfather

    So there's that. Though let's not jump the gun on next year's Razzies until we've seen "Birdemic 2: The Resurrection in 3D". If ever a movie was created to clean sweep the Razzies, there it is.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 7:07 a.m. CST

    What do I think? I think it doesn't matter. Why does it matter so much to you?

    by Doctor_Strangepork

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 7:19 a.m. CST

    Last Airbender was pretty armless really

    by chien_sale

    I rented it, wasn't the best movie but it wasn't eyes-gauging-level. I think the voters were either a bunch of geeks that liked the cartoon or they wanted to make a splash by ganging up on Shayanalan.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 7:34 a.m. CST

    last airbender.................anyway

    by ORIONgods

    I've always been wondering how the Fire Nation was winning the war in this movie, since they needed a source of fire. Seeing that it takes five guys to move one rock, I'm almost not surprised that the Fire Nation was winning. thts why ppl hate the film dumbshit like tht

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 8:57 a.m. CST

    Those 5 guys weren't moving the rock

    by D.Vader

    They were just dancing. Its very clearly being manipulated by the person behind the rock who enters the frame right behind it.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 9:08 a.m. CST

    Lady in the Water, The Village, The Happenening...

    by Bob

    You could force a terrorist suspect to watch those three movies on an endless loop and he would probably spill his guts by the end of The Village. My wife got angry over The Village ending. Angry. She never gets angry over a movie. Last time she got mad at a movie was Memento. I turned off District 9 after about 40 min. I don't waste time on movies that outright insult my intelligence. Absolute mess of a movie.

  • This is why last air bender is the worst film of the year.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 9:53 a.m. CST

    worst movie: jonah hex

    by john

    i couldn't stand that movie, the worst part was my friends and i couldn't even make fun of it. we just sat there quietly in anger

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 10 a.m. CST

    There is nothing wrong with the Razzies

    by James_Camera_On

    So many bad movies come out every year (January and February this year alone have been phenomenal), that there is no scientific way to prove which was the worst. The Last AirBender was probably by some measures (anyone, including the Supreme Know-it-All want to state and defend their criteria?) not quite as bad as some Furry Fuck picture, but so what? Does anyone want to seriously argue that The AirBender or FartKnocker of whatever it was called was a good picture, fully worthy of oscar nominations? Of course not, so as a worthy representative of all the bad movies out there, AirPuker does the job. Unless you can do better than the Razzies, let's leave it be. We're talking bad movies here after all, not the collected works of Shakespeare. My own beef? Surely Scott Pilgrim could at least have gotten a Razzie nomination somewhere. (Just kidding.)

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 10:15 a.m. CST

    Alice in Wonderland

    by jazzgalaxy

    Top to bottom for me. It is easily the worst film that I'd seen since the Island of Dr. Moreau (Brando/Kilmer version). It's just shockingly bad. The Hatter's dance at the end? Seriously?

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 10:55 a.m. CST

    Harry didn't like Gulliver's Travels?

    by Baryonyx

    Well I did.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 11:09 a.m. CST

    Harry is half right

    by Bag_of_Hammers

    Airbender was NOT the worst film of the year. For sheer "fuck you, we got you're money, whattya gonna do about it" just mean spirited, hates it's audience film making, CopOut wins hands down.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 11:55 a.m. CST


    by D.Vader

    Perseus rejecting the Gods and their gifts for the entire movie and then suddenly pulling a 180 without any discussion, debate, cathartic release, or change of character is stupid. Its a dumb move made simply for the sake of plot progression without any thought behind it. Its shitty. That's just one example. Medusa being in Hades is another. You want one more? Bark-man exploding himself in Medusa's arms for no reason. It accomplishes nothing. Its quite shitty and ill-thought out. Airbender is the result of bad decisions. Titans is the result of brainlessness.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 12:03 p.m. CST

    The Razzies

    by Series7

    Are for people who don't watch movies.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 12:56 p.m. CST

    What about Inception?

    by Beaverduck

    Clearly that would have made your WORST movie of the year.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Razzies are crap now but Last Airbender was

    by u.k. star

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Razzies are crap now but Last Airbender was

    by u.k. star

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Razzies are crap now but Last Airbender was

    by u.k. star

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Razzies are crap now but Last Airbender was

    by u.k. star

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Razzies are crap now but Last Airbender was

    by u.k. star

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Razzies are crap now but Last Airbender was

    by u.k. star

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Razzies are crap now but Last Airbender was

    by u.k. star

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Razzies are crap now but Last Airbender was

    by u.k. star

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Razzies are crap now but Last Airbender was

    by u.k. star

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Razzies are crap now but Last Airbender was

    by u.k. star

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Razzies are crap now but Last Airbender was

    by u.k. star

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Razzies are crap now but Last Airbender was

    by u.k. star

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Razzies are crap now but Last Airbender was

    by u.k. star

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Razzies are crap now but Last Airbender was

    by u.k. star

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Razzies are crap now but Last Airbender was

    by u.k. star

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Razzies are crap now but Last Airbender was

    by u.k. star

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Razzies are crap now but Last Airbender was

    by u.k. star

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Razzies are crap now but Last Airbender was

    by u.k. star

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Razzies are crap now but Last Airbender was

    by u.k. star

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Razzies are crap now but Last Airbender was

    by u.k. star

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Razzies are crap now but Last Airbender was

    by u.k. star

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Razzies are crap now but Last Airbender was

    by u.k. star

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Razzies are crap now but Last Airbender was

    by u.k. star

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Razzies are crap now but Last Airbender was

    by u.k. star

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Razzies are crap now but Last Airbender was

    by u.k. star

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 2:33 p.m. CST

    It's Brendan FRASER...

    by jwhj2007

    Not FRASIER. Everybody gets that wrong. And the worst movie I saw was "The Sorcerer's Apprentice." Yuck!

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 4:49 p.m. CST

    I agree about Cop Out


    it's a photo finish and Cop Out wins by a nose.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 4:51 p.m. CST

    Furry Vengeance was disqualified


    It was supposed to be direct to DVD but someone at the studios made a clerical error.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 4:57 p.m. CST

    I don't care who directed it, Last Airbender is....

    by u.k. star

    .... one of the worst films I have ever seen; in ANY year. That it was based on outstanding source material only makes the failure all the worse.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 8:55 p.m. CST

    Obviously worst movie of the year was Social Network

    by Andrew Coleman

    Stupid shit couldn't beat a movie about a stuttering Brit. Just kidding. The Razzies suck balls. They just try and stay relevant so they pile on to a guy who is already been bashed a thousand times. Airbender was bad but not worst of the year.

  • March 1, 2011, 12:16 a.m. CST

    Piranha 3D

    by Ryan Kinsel

    Actually Piranha 3D was shot with 3D in mind. Although it was converted later. Which I think was the above posters thought were. The Last Airbender was converted seemingly just to make money. You're a troll!

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  • March 2, 2011, 2:51 a.m. CST


    by Chang-A-Lang

    was a pretty rough year. Alice In Wonderland - sucked Clash of the Titans - sucked Nightmare On Elm Street - sucked Don't need the Razzies to remind me.

  • March 2, 2011, 2:54 a.m. CST

    Oh, and Expendables.

    by Chang-A-Lang

    But honestly, who expected that movie to be any good?