QuoteReplyTopic: Member Discussion of 2012's RAZZIE® Front-Runner! Posted: November 07 2012 at 9:18am
WE LOOKED at THIS FILM as HAVING the POTENTIAL to BE the RAZZIE® EQUIVALENT of the THIRD and FINAL LORD OF THE RINGS MOVIE -- AFTER the ACADEMY NOMINATED EACH PREVIOUS FILM for VARIOUS AWARDS, THEY FINALLY GAVE BEST PICTURE(and a BUTT-LOAD of OTHER OSCARS) to the LAST FILM in the RINGS FRANCHISE.
SINCE THEY KNEW THEY'D NEVER AGAIN HAVE the OPPORTUNITY to RIGHTEOUSLY RAZZ WHAT EVERY SANE-MINDED MOVIE-GOER in the WORLD CONSIDERS ONE of the MOST IDIOTIC, INDEFENSIBLE (and UTTERLY LAUGH-OUT-LOUD F-U-N-N-Y!) MOVIE SERIES of the NEW MILLENIUM, WE EXPECTED THIS FINAL FILM to BEAR the BRUNT of OUR VOTING MEMBERS' WRATH at THIS YEAR's 33rd ANNUAL AWARDS...
...and WE KNEW MOST of YOU HAD BEEN ALL BUT SALIVATING (LIKE a SHIRTLESS WEREWOLF in HEAT?) at the PROSPECT of GIVING THIS FILM IT's DIM-WITTED DUE...
HERE at LAST -- in FORUM FORM -- IS YOUR CHANCE...
FOR YOUR RAZZing PLEASURE, HERE's the LINK to THIS FILM's FORUM INFO PAGE...
...and HERE's the LINK to CHECK OUT Ye Olde Head RAZZberry's FOTO FUNNY for IT...
As the final installment, I'm guessing this will either be the best or the worst in the saga. It might be the best(like with HARRY POTTER) because of the relief of finally wrapping the story up -- and because of the "epic final battle." However, ECLIPSE was also action-packed, yet it only got mixed reviews. I doubt that it will pull off a FAST FIVE, because except for the occasional meta-joke in ECLIPSE, the saga has taken itself way too seriously, failing to embrace the silly-ness it doesn't even know it has. That's right, I said it! I've defended the saga for the most part, because neither I (nor most critics) think it's anywhere near the worst saga ever made -- but that doesn't mean it's any good. I thought 2 of the movies were OK, but overall, it's a pretty weak saga, and I doubt that this one will do anything to change that.
As some users have been saying for months, look out for the new cast member Maggie Grace, who was also in LOCKOUT and TAKEN 2. But don't forget about the "usual suspects," especially the ones who've already nominated in past years...
Originally posted by HeadRAZZBerry
...and HERE's the LINK to CHECK OUT Ye Olde Head RAZZberry's FOTO FUNNY for IT...
RESPONSE from Head RAZZberry: Sorry, I just assumed everyone on this Forum would recognize "Suri" as the name of the daughter of Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise...who actually does resemble the child actress in TWILIGHT SBD #2...
ADD'L FYI:GTAHater just posted a MEMBER-STARTED POLL asking about this film's chances of actually "winning" Worst Picture -- Here's the LINK to check it out...and, of course, VOTE in his poll...
Anyways, like every installment of the Twilight Saga since New Moon (Bottom 40 Films of 2009, #11), I know HeadRAZZ is probably planning to plaster it all across the ballot. The only reason I think this'll win Worst Picture, besides being flagged as the RAZZIE Front Runner of 2012, this is the last call to RAZZ a Twilight film, and if we pass it up, it'll be gone forever. I'm praying to God and Science this gets less than 25% approval rating and less than 30% Metascore. Knowing how much even most Twilight fanatics hated the Breaking Dawn book, I can't imagine why it would get exonerated in the reviews. Too bad I have to wait another 1 to 1 1/2 weeks for the reviews to finally come in. Could a film with this much hype having no reviews with just 9 days left until release mean it hasn't been and won't be pre-screened for critics? Whatever the case may be, I'll never forget Robert Pattinson in his role as Cedric Diggory, let alone how he admitted he missed playing that role in The Prisoner of Azkaban (Top 40 Films of 2004, #14) and The Goblet of Fire (Top 40 Films of 2005, #18). By the way, I think he'd be a little more charming if he were Eastern European like his appearance would suggest to me if I weren't familiar with him.
I think there are so many worthy contenders this year that we shouldn't really even have this on our radar until we get some sense of whether or not it deserves our attention. The last one, which was the worst of the group,was decidedly bad -- but not, in my opinion, really worthy of serious Razzie attention. My guess here is that this one will fall in that same category.
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I wanted to know that too, rumor has it it's a tribute to L. Ron Hubbard, who has some kind of connections to Surrey, England.
Originally posted by MiguelAntilsu
2. The story butchers vampire and werewolf lore (and basic physics).
3. The whole series plays out like a bad soap opera.
4. This saga's influence has spawned imitators (most of which are pretty bad).
Also, this film is likely to be on Peter Travers's list of the Top 10 Worst Movies of 2012. If it's No. 1, then that may seal its Razzie fate.
This is the only chance we have left to punish this series for all the bad it's done to the film industry.
I third that. And you are spot on with the imitation problem. I know Oiram mentioned it before and maybe some here knew already, but I just recently learned what retarded crap Fifty Shades of Grey is, and that it was written by a Twilight fan as fan fiction.
To HeadRAZZ: Well, I didn't recognize Suri because despite the name sounding remotely familiar, I'd forgotten about it over and over again because I didn't read the tabloids back in 2005. I was preoccupied with whether the Wii (back then known as the Nintendo Revolution) would launch in early-middle 2006 or practically 2007.
To Antilsu: I partially agree. It had spawned all those imitators, including a film that tried to mix the Twilight Saga with Beauty and the Beast. #40 on the Bottom 40 Films of 2011, Beastly, begged us to question whether being the next Twilight was really a good thing when Vits gave it the unofficial forum. The thing is, I think the vampire film fad has wound down since the winter of 2011.
I know little about soap operae, so I can't compare the Twilight Saga to a bad one. But I will say all the previous 3 Twilight films have shown up progressively deeper on the Bottom 40 lists. New Moon was #11 on the Bottom 40 Films of 2009. Eclipse was tied with The Nutcracker 3D for #5 on the Bottom 40 Films of 2010 because we all needed the extra attention that declaring it among the worst films ever made would give us. As for Breaking Dawn Part 1, it was #4 on the Bottom 40 Films of 2011.
Before I forget about the fan service, does anyone know if a film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey is in the works?
Most of all, how do I explain to post-Y2K babies that Nosferatu was an evil vampire who preyed on whoever let their guard down?
But the point we can't agree on is the award ceremonies. I wish EVERYONE here would just shut up about the MTV movie awards except in the case of discrediting the Worst Couple category!
Gosling has too much integrity to star in 50 Shades Of Grey.
As for Suri, Tom Cruise grew up near my parents, at around the same time. According to my mom, there was an elephant at the zoo then named Suri -- I don't know if that has anything to with her being given that name, but thought that I'd throw that little tidbit out.
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Anybody know how big the buzz is out there for this? I have come across opening predictions as high as $146 million.
As of right now, I have yet to hear anyone speak about it, and I don't know anybody who is excited to see this. Not one word on the movie blogs I visit. All I have seen are those boring posters everywhere, which put me to sleep...
RESPONSE from Head RAZZberry: Like each of the TWILIGHT movies to date (B.O. MoJo LINK) this is likely to have a huge opening weekend (I'd predict north of $135 million). And this being the final film of the franchise ought to further boost its prospects. Essentially, it's all but guaranteed to wind up among 2012's biggest grossers -- likely in the top 5, certainly among the top 10 (LINK: B.O. MoJo 2012 Chart). In other words, the converted will flock to see it, while folks like us will mercilessly mock them for falling for this trip yet again...
Out of curiosity, are the movie blogs that you visit more "male-oriented"? Twilight is one of the first franchises to ever appeal almost exclusively to females -- so it's not going to get much reception from blogs where lots of males are posting.
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