Tuesday, January 23, 2018

'Transformers: The Last Knight' leads speculative fiction nominees at the 2018 Razzies

Tomorrow I'm taking a break from the best Hollywood has to offer to the worst, as the Razzie Awards will be announced later today.  Here's to the worst major studio projects of 2017!
That's how I ended 'Wonder Woman' and 'Game of Thrones' win for Outstanding Stunt Ensemble at the 2018 SAG Awards yesterday, so it's time to write about the best of the worst Hollywood offered in theaters last year.  Take it away Razzie Channel with 38th Razzie® Award Nominations Video!

Welcome to the 38th Toxic Razzie Nominees. Simply defined, Razzie hazardous waste is material with properties that make it dangerous or capable of having a harmful effect on human health or the environment - scroll down for full list!
As a scientist who has spent enough time in the lab as well as someone concerned about the environment, I approve of this announcement.  Unfortunately, it isn't complete.  For that, watch The 38th Razzie Awards OFFICIAL Nominations - Movies of 2017 by Brian Sanchez, which also has images from the nominated movies.

See who was nominated as the Worst, that Hollywood had to offer...
Brian commented on the nominees and snubs.
My Opinion: I believe they should of stayed with 6 nominees for each category, like they did last year, several films where snubbed. "Transformers: The Last Knight" leads the Razzies, with 9 Nominations. Biggest Surprise: is "Mother!" nomination for Worst Actress (Jennifer Lawrence) & Worst Supporting Actor (Javier Bardem) Films that where Snubbed: Geostorm, The Book of Henry, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, The Bye Bye Man, The Snowman, 9/11, Flatliners, The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature.
I quite agree about "Geostorm" deserving nominations and not getting them.  As for the rest, merely mediocre horror movies that are still profitable don't really rate in these awards.  Movies with pretentions of greatness or blockbuster status that lack support from the achievement of the work itself fit better here.  I'll have more later, but first, Wochit Entertainment lists the three most nominated movies in Transformers, Fifty Shades Darker Big 'Winners' At Razzie Award Noms.

Not only did Paramount’s “Transformers: The Last Knight” disappoint at the box office, it disappointed enough to draw the attention of the Razzies. The umpteenth installment in the CG action franchise landed nine nominations for the 38th annual Golden Raspberry Awards on Monday, followed closely by eight for Universal’s “Fifty Shades Darker.” The studio’s Tom Cruise-Russell Crowe “Mummy” reboot nabbed a nearly-as-embarassing seven. “Winners” of this year’s tacky Tinsel Town trophy will be revealed on Saturday, March 3 — one day before another L.A.-based Academy bestows its own statuettes for more positive achievement in the cinematic arts.
Other speculative fiction movies include "The Emoji Movie" with four nominations, "Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" and "mother!" with three nominations each including a shared one for Javier Bardem, "BOO! 2: A Medea Halloween" with two nominations (it's a parody of a thriller/horror movie, so it barely counts), and "The Circle," a sci-fi thriller with one nomination.

Finally, I had this to say about "Fifty Shades Darker" in Science, science fiction, and fantasy among the 2017 Grammy nominees.
As for the nominees from this year's films, I expected "Fifty Shades Darker" to be recognized.
Just like the first installment in the trilogy, it looks like the songs will be the best part of the movie.  Here's to seeing them nominated for Grammys and Oscars along with the movie itself nominated for a Razzie!
One prediction down, two to go.
That's two down, one to go.  I'll find out later today if "I Don't Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)" earns an Oscar nod.  After seeing the nominees for Original Song at other awards shows besides the Grammy Awards, I'm not as optimistic as I was last month, let alone last February.  Stay tuned.


  1. Thanks for the clips. The Razzie guys do a great job. Love the toxic waste one. Some very good people involved in some very bad movies there. I occasionally like a B movie but think I'll give all of those a pass.

    I see Jennifer Lawrence got a nomination. Just saw her and Chris Pratt in Passengers from 2016. I enjoyed that quite a bit. You might like it if you haven't seen it.

    1. Oh, "The Mummy" isn't as bad as they make it out to be. My wife and I enjoyed it. It's just not as good as people hoped or as fun as the Brendan Frasier/Rachel Weisz movie from two decades ago.

      My wife and I watched Passengers and enjoyed it. While it was being filmed, I read reports of Jennifer Lawrence freaking out a bit about kissing Chris Pratt. She had the hots for him but knew he was married, so she felt guilty.