City Paper is not for tourists
As if anyone really wants to be reminded of the worst movies of the past year, the annual Razzie noms were announced today, a day before tomorrow’s bleating of 2008’s Academy Award contenders.
Among the most multifaceted bottom-feeders are Mike Myers’ The Love Guru, Paris Hilton’s The Hottie and the Nottie, M. Night Shyamalan’s The Happening, the aptly named Disaster Movie, Meet the Spartans, and Uwe Boll’s In The Name Of The King: A Dungeon Siege Tale.
If you just said “huh?” to the last one — or, more likely, a couple of ’em — that’s part of what usually makes the Razzies such a nonevent. I haven’t seen any of the above movies, and though Love Guru and The Happening are at least high-profile, most of the movies dishonored were in and out of theaters before anyone could even hear about them, slow-moving targets in only the bwahahaha-you-sure-do-suck! sense.
So, really, who cares? It’s so much more satisfying to call out the prestige films and actors that went terribly awry — I love that Al Pacino’s awful 88 Minutes got some recognition, for example, as well as (finally!) Mamma Mia!. The Women and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull have also been singled out. (Oh yes, they did.)
Notably missing is The Spirit, which is one of the worst movies I’ve seen, like, ever.
What other flicks were so bad they pissed you off? Don’t be ashamed!