Tuesday, January 25, 2011

That'll Leave A Stain.

It's that time of year again, awards nomination season.  Along with the "we really wanna win one" awards such as the Oscars we also have the Razzies, which honour the worst in film over the last year.  Not surprisingly the latest episode in the Twilight series, Eclipse received multiple nominations, including worst picture.  But that's like shooting fish in a barrel with a grenade launcher given that the original source material revolves around an ineffectual doormat of a heroine and her vampire stalker, presented as a romance, instead of creepy as it should be.  Leader of the pack this year is The Last Airbender, M. Night  Shyamalan's big screen adaptation of Nickelodeon's popular Avatar: The Last Airbender cartoon series.  The 9 nominations include worst picture and worst director, which Shyamalan especially deserves in the eyes of many for his whitewashing of the multicultural characters of the original and the unfortunate implications of the non-white casting that was used.  It's also up for the new category of worst eye-gouging misuse of 3D, which may not be a long lived category if the current fad for 3D fades out. 

A lot of the nominations will come as no surprise to filmgoers in general and those who have paid attention to the Razzies in the past.  You can find the complete list here.

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