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.


After Earth

Grown Ups 2

The Lone Ranger

A Madea Christmas

Movie 43


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


Halle Berry: Movie 43The Call

Selena Gomez: Getaway

Lindsay Lohan: The Canyons

Tyler Perry: A Madea Christmas

Naomi Watts: DianaMovie 43


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


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


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


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


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”


Grown Ups 2

Hangover III

The Lone Ranger

Scary Movie 5

Smurfs 2


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.


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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