razziefilms 2016

It is that time of year again, awards season. And whether you live or die by whether or not your favorite movie was nominated for an Oscar, you should know that the Oscars are not the only award nominations released this week. That’s right, I’m talking about the Razzie’s, the annual snark-fest dedicated to rubbing the faces behind the terrible movies of the past year in their own excrement and making sure they know how much we hated their films.

Of course, the biggest issue being raised with the Razzie’s this year (and it could be argued that it has been happening since their inception) is that the people behind the Razzie’s always go for the low-hanging fruit, the cheap shot, the biggest target, even if that film is not necessarily deserving of being called the worst of the year. Case in point, clearly they nominated the ‘Fantastic Four‘ reboot for worst movie of the year, but while they were at it, they also took aim at the cast, nominating them for Worst Screen Combo. Which is unfair because of all the problems with ‘Fantastic Four,’ the cast were not among them, and with a different director, I think they would have made a great team. Same goes for nominating The Wachowski siblings for Worst directors for ‘Jupiter Ascending.’ The movie may have been a failure, but it was definitely NOT due to lack of good direction from the siblings.

Of course, not everything is controversial, as most of the Worst Picture nods I completely agree with, especially ‘Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2’ and ‘Pixels,’ both of which show just how much Sony has been straining for comedic franchises and relying too heavily on Adam Sandler and his cohorts. Check out the full list of Razzie Nominations below, and then let us know your thoughts on who was left off the list, and who does not deserve a Razzie in the comments below!

razzie fantastic-four-miles-teller-kate-mara-600x397WORST PICTURE
Fantastic Four
Fifty Shades of Grey
Jupiter Ascending
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2

Johnny Depp, Mortdecai
Jamie Dornan, Fifty Shades of Grey
Kevin James, Paul Blart Mall Cop 2
Adam Sandler, The Cobbler and Pixels
Channing Tatum, Jupiter Ascending

Katherine Heigl, Home Sweet Hell
Dakota Johnson, Fifty Shades of Grey
Mila Kunis, Jupiter Ascending
Jennifer Lopez, The Boy Next Door
Gwyneth Paltrow, Mortdecai

Chevy Chase, Hot Tub Time Machine 2 and Vacation
Josh Gad, Pixels and The Wedding Ringer
Kevin James, Pixels
Jason Lee, Alvin & The Chipmunks: Road Chip
Eddie Redmayne, Jupiter Ascending

Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Alvin & The Chipmunks: Road Chip and The Wedding Ringer
Rooney Mara, Pan
Michelle Monaghan, Pixels
Julianne Moore, Seventh Son
Amanda Seyfried, Love the Coopers and Pan

Alvin & The Chipmunks: Road Chip
Fantastic Four
Hot Tub Time Machine 2
Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence)
Paul Blart Mall Cop 2

All Four “Fantastics,” Fantastic Four
Johnny Depp and His Glued-On Moustache, Mortdecai
Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, Fifty Shades of Grey
Kevin James and EITHER His Segue OR His Glued-On Moustache, Paul Blart Mall Cop 2
Adam Sandler and Any Pair of Shoes, The Cobbler

razzie jupiter-ascending-image-channing-tatum-mila-kunis-600x401WORST DIRECTOR
Andy Fickman, Paul Blart Mall Cop 2
Tom Six, Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence)
Sam Taylor-Johnson, Fifty Shades of Grey
Josh TrankFantastic Four
Andy and Lana Wachowski, Jupiter Ascending

Fantastic Four (screenplay by Simon Kinberg, Jeremy Slater and Josh Trank, Based on the Marvel comic book by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby)
Fifty Shades of Grey (screenplay by Kelly Marcel, Based on the Novel by E.L. James)
Jupiter Ascending (written by Andy and Lana Wachowski)
Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 (screenplay by Kevin James & Nick Bakay)
Pixels (screenplay by Tim Herlihy and Timothy Dowling, Story by Herlihy, Based on a Work by Patrick Jean)

Elizabeth Banks
M. Night Shyamalan
Will Smith
Sylvester Stallone