The original will go down in film history as being one of the coolest and most original films. The sequel – not so much. One of the major pitfalls of the sequel was the acting was in the hands of a less capable actor than Jim Carrey, namely Jamie Kennedy. While Kennedy did not take home the Golden Razzie for Worst Actor of 2005, he did earn a Stinker for that role.
The film was nominated for seven Golden Razzies. It did win the Worst Prequel/Remake/Rip-off/Sequel award, which it certainly deserved after it destroyed the legacy of a legendary superhero movie.
When a film scores 9% among Rotten Tomato critics, we know something must be severely lacking with that movie. Once again, Eddie Murphy is up for taking on numerous roles and dressing in wigs and a fatsuit. Audiences were patient with “The Nutty Professor,” but Norbit was clearly more than they could handle.
At the 28th Golden Razzies, the film was nominated for seven awards, but it seems like the weakest point of the movie was, in fact, Eddie Murphy and all the roles he decided to play. Eddie Murphy won Worst Actor, Worst Actress, and Worst Supporting Actor.
“Transformers: The Last Knight”
It is unsurprising that yet another installment in the “Transformers” franchise made the list of cinematic failures. Honestly, director Michael Bay wouldn’t probably have called the film a failure because it made about $600 million at the box office, but production houses did pour $217 to $260 million into the piece, so it cost a big chunk.
No matter how big its budget was, the film wasn’t buying any Golden Raspberry committee members. They weren’t too impressed with the film, as it landed ten nominations. Despite being nominated in every category, “Transformers: The Last Knight” did not win any awards.
Generally, heartfelt depressing movies clean up at the Oscars. They typically do not make the Golden Razzie lists – unless they lack being heartfelt altogether. One such movie is “Mommie Dearest,” a tribute film that aims to pay homage to the classic actress Joan Crawford. The only thing is that the movie seems to be overly depressing and needlessly so.
Do not be misled by the title, there is nothing dearest about this depiction of Crawford’s mother. “Mommie Dearest” punishment for depressing us was being nominated for nine nominations and taking home five of those, including Worst Picture.
“The Dukes of Hazzard”
Simply looking at its cast, this film is not aiming for stellar reviews. With the likes of Jackass daredevil Johnny Knoxville, Seann William Scott, who is doomed to be forever known for the “American Pie” franchise, country musician Willie Nelson, and Jessica Simpson, it is surprising that “The Dukes of Hazzard” did not clean up at the Golden Razzies.
During the 26th Awards ceremony, the movie went into the ceremony with seven nominations, but fortunately for the cast and production crew, the film did not go home with any awards. The reason being – there were just much worse productions.