Most people won’t remember “BloodRayne”; for one simple reason, it hardly made any impact at all. It certainly did not make an impact at the box office, earning $3.7 million after production houses spent $25 million on “BloodRayne.” Some movies based on video-game adaptations, such as the “Resident Evil” and “Silent Hill” franchises, have been incredibly successful, and that is why people have heard of them, but this was not the case with “BloodRayne.”
Going into the Golden Razzies for 2005, it was nominated for five categories, and to make matters worse, it received nine nominations at the Stinkers.
“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.
“The Wicker Man”
Sometimes a Hollywood A-lister, known for their enormous acting range, can bring down an entire film. Nicholas Cage’s appalling and overacted melodrama in “The Wicker Man” has been listed as one of the worst performances in all of showbiz history. There has been some defense for Cage’s acting, stating that the nature of the film called for it. All in all, “The Wicker Man” was a cinematic failure.
It failed to generate enough box office sales to completely cover its budget. Furthermore, the film received five nominations for Worst Movie, Worst Actor (to Cage), Worst Screenplay, and Worst Remake.
This film is a throwback to the past, specifically to the 3rd Golden Raspberry Awards ceremony. Interestingly, it was one of Pia Zadora’s breakout roles, earning her a Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actress. The Golden Raspberries were not too kind to “Butterfly” and Zadora. In 1983, the film was nominated for ten categories and won four of them.
As said, the Golden Razzies were not at all kind to Zadora as she won both Worst Actress and Worst New Star awards. This would not be the last time Zadora featured at the Golden Razzies.
Often critics and viewers do not see eye to eye in their opinions of films. In the case of “Little Man,” this is not the case. However, audience members were a bit delayed to realize that the film was not made of the good stuff. It had some reasonable cast members, such as Kerry Washington, but unfortunately, the general disaster of the film was so bad even reasonably good actors like Kerry Washington won a Golden Razzie for Worst Screen Couple.
The film also walked away with Worst Actor awards (one apiece for Marlon and Shawn Wayans).