2014 Razzie Nominations: ‘Grown-Ups 2′, ‘After Earth’ & ‘Movie 43′

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razzie nominations 2014 2014 Razzie Nominations: Grown Ups 2, After Earth & Movie 43

The Razzie is a satirical award that serves as the antithesis to the Oscar, but in that regard it tends to be a disappointment. Basically, the Golden Raspberry foundation proclaims “to call on Hollywood’s A-Listers to ‘Own Their Bad,’” but that generally doesn’t mean, say, that the Razzies wax poetic about the worst movies released in a year in a way that cleverly riffs on the Academy’s love of self-praise. Instead, the Razzies tend to end up pandering and lazily scoring cheap shots at actors, directors and franchises that people love to hate on (admittedly, with reason).

Case in point: the latest movies released by Adam Sandler (Grown-Ups 2) and M. Night Shyamalan (After Earth) lead the pack of nominees for the 34th Annual Razzie Awards ceremony, while the official nominations breakdown includes such (not) fresh jokes about how Will and Jaden Smith played characters from Planet Nepotism (never heard that one before) and wisecracks about Tyler Perry’s Madea costume.

Read on to see if your (least) favorite movies from 2013 made the cut.

grown ups 2 2014 Razzie Nominations: Grown Ups 2, After Earth & Movie 43

‘Grown-Ups 2′ – nominated for Worst Picture, Actor, Director and More

WORST PICTURE

After Earth
Grown Ups 2
The Lone Ranger
A Madea Christmas
Movie 43

WORST ACTOR
Johnny Depp: The Lone Ranger
Ashton Kutcher: Jobs
Adam Sandler: Grown Ups 2
Jaden Smith: After Earth
Sylvester Stallone: Bullet To The HeadEscape PlanGrudge Match

WORST ACTRESS
Halle Berry: Movie 43The Call
Selena Gomez: Getaway
Lindsay Lohan: The Canyons
Tyler Perry: A Madea Christmas
Naomi Watts: DianaMovie 43

WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Lady Gaga: Machete Kills
Salma Hayek: Grown Ups 2
Katherine Heigl: The Big Wedding
Kim Kardashian: Tyler Perry’s Temptation
Lindsay Lohan: In-App-Propriate Comedy, Scary Movie 5

WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Chris Brown: Battle Of The Year
Larry the Cable Guy: A Madea Christmas
Taylor Lautner: Grown Ups 2
Will Smith: After Earth
Nick Swardson: A Haunted House, Grown Ups 2

WORST DIRECTOR
The 13 People Who Directed Movie 43
Dennis Dugan: Grown Ups 2
Tyler Perry: A Madea Christmas, Temptation
M. Night Shyamalan: After Earth
Gore Verbinski: The Lone Ranger

m night shyamalan wayward pines 570x294 2014 Razzie Nominations: Grown Ups 2, After Earth & Movie 43

M. Night Shyamalan was ‘recognized’ for his work on ‘After Earth’

WORST SCREEN COMBO
The Entire Cast of Groan-Ups, Too
The Entire Cast of Movie 43
Lindsay Lohan & Charlie Sheen: Scary Movie 5
Tyler Perry & EITHER Larry the Cable Guy OR That Worn-Out Wig & Dress: A Madea Christmas
Jaden Smith & Will Smith on Planet Nepotism: After Earth

WORST SCREENPLAY
After Earth: Screenplay by Gary Whitta and M. Night Shyamalan, Story by Will Smith
Grown Ups 2: Written by Fred Wolfe & Adam Sandler & Tim Herlihy
The Lone Ranger: Screen Story & Screenplay by Ted Elliott, Justin Haythe & Terry Rosso
A Madea Christmas: Written by Tyler Perry
Movie 43: Written by 19 “Screenwriters”

WORST REMAKE, RIP-OFF or SEQUEL
Grown Ups 2
Hangover III
The Lone Ranger
Scary Movie 5
Smurfs 2

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In all fairness, there are some pretty justifiable choices on here; both Grown-Ups 2 and Movie 43 ranked on Screen Rant’s own Worst of 2013 countdown, for example. Still, nominating After Earth and The Lone Ranger (neither of which are really that awful) for Worst Picture over the likes of the glorified feature-length bad Youtube skit that is Scary Movie 5 seems deserving of an eye-roll. That same goes for “recognizing” Katherine Heigl and Lady Gaga for bit performances that, frankly, aren’t that bad and were selected just as an excuse to lampoon popular targets. (And what, no love for Battle of the Year?)

Yes, it’s kind of silly to get down too much on the Razzies, but (for me, anyway) they are just not all that much fun or entertaining, given this year’s crop. Be sure and let us know if you agree/disagree, and which movies you think should’ve been nominated for the worst of 2013.

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Look for the “winners” for this year’s Razzie Awards to be announced on “Oscar Eve,” on Saturday March 1st, 2014.

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TAGS: a haunted house, a madea christmas, After Earth, bullet to the head, diana, Escape Plan, getaway, Grown Ups 2, grudge match, jobs, movie 43, scary movie 5, the hangover 3, the lone ranger, the smurfs 2

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  1. I know the list is a parody of the industry, but it just became a parody of itself by not including The Host.

  2. 1. How did Good Day to Die Hard not make this list?!!! That movie was horrible!
    2. Movie 43 wasn’t a complete disaster and, IMO, doesn’t deserve to be on this list. I saw it at home and didn’t pay money to see it at theatre so maybe that helped. Either way, Hugh Jackman’s skit, the cartoon cat, the emma stone and culkin skit, the chris pratt and anna faris skit, and the homeschooled kid were really funny!
    3. Lone Ranger wasn’t as bad as it has been reviewed
    4. Jack the Giant slayer should be on this list
    5. Taylor Lautner was pretty funny for the role he was given in Grown Ups 2
    6. Burt wonderstone should be on this list as someone said above

    • You must have a very warped and disturbing sense of humour. Movie 43 is one of the worst movies of all time and wasn’t funny in any conceivable way.

      • If by disturbing sense of humor you mean the kind like on Family Guy and American Dad?….

        Yes I guess I do. Cause those 2 shows are amazing and have shock and awe comedy A LOT.

        Either way, lots of people I know didn’t think it was horrible. Was it amazing? No, I never said the movie was great. I just said it wasn’t a complete disaster. To me, it had a lot of redeeming skits that were disturbingly funny.

        If you are on this site you are probably a comic nerd like lots of us. If so, how can you say that the Batman and Robin speed dating wasn’t somewhat clever and funny?
        -Beezle the cat was hilarious. But I also have a cat…
        -The home schooled kid who’s parents were freaks was funny too. Maybe cause I’m a teacher and a lot of the awkward situations that the kid was put in was the kind of stuff stereotyped in schools / home schools.
        - Hugh Jackman is a great actor and it was fun to watch him do that part too!

    • I rather enjoyed movie 43…

  3. By the way….

    No RIPD for worst movie?

    Jeff Bridges should have gotten a Razzie nom. as well

  4. What???? No Iron Man 3 for worst picture!?!?! What is the entertainment world coming too?? Lol.

    • Are you trolling, or are you too ignorant to know that Iron Man 3 is actually a pretty well regarded film outside of ScreenRant and a few other fanboy blogs?

  5. Nick Swardson made me laugh hard in A Haunted House, so I don’t think he should be in the list.

  6. Ummmm, I’m not a huge fan or anything, but the Lone Ranger was actually a decent movie. Worst case scenario it was a so-so film (CERTAINLY it doesn’t deserve to be on a list with ‘Grown Ups 2′). :P

  7. Hunger games catching fire was so bad and yet everyone loves it..It is plain garbage

    • I’m not quite sure it was garbage. For a blockbuster, I actually thought it was great. It was by far leagues better than the first one. The performances were great and it’s only the only YA novel to be adapted seriously in the post-Harry Potter era. The movies have been marketed to be like Twilight and that is a mistake.

  8. Add G.I. Joe: Retaliation and A Good Day To Die Hard. Those movies were just plain horrible. They disgust me.