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Topic: Not Exactly Ga-Ga Over GURU...
Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Subject: Not Exactly Ga-Ga Over GURU...
Date Posted: June 15 2008 at 1:56am

WE WEREN'T EXACTLY ASLEEP at the WHEEL, BUT WE WERE OUT-of-TOWN WITHOUT NEWSPAPERS or INTERNET ACCESS WHEN THIS ONE DEBUTED. ONCE AGAIN, WE WERE FOOLED by CLEVER MARKETING (WE SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER).

BUT OUR FAITHFUL FORUM MEMBERS SPOTTED  http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=290&PN=1 - LOVE GURU AS a LIKELY CONTENDER BERRY EARLY -- and BEGAN BASHING IT BERRY ROYALLY...

WHY NOT JOIN in the OUR DIS-CUSSION. KARMA TELLS ME YOU KNOW YOU WANNA!

Kingsley: "When you can snatch the RAZZIE® from my hand, CAT-IN-THE-HAT Man, then you will be ready..." 

BONUS LINK: The L.A. TIMES' Tom O'Neil also spotted this one as a likely contender. Here's a http://goldderby.latimes.com/awards_goldderby/2008/06/story_love-guru.html - LINK to read his piece predicting LOVE GURU could equal or better the 8 RAZZIE® Nominations garnered by Myers' crap-tastic CAT-IN-THE-HAT...



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Posted By: cvcjr13
Date Posted: June 18 2008 at 3:10am
The reviews are only beginning to come in, but it looks like http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=286 - Get Smart will have a contender for Worst of the Weak.  The first reviews for Michael Myers' Love Guru have been harsh, such that  http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/10008757-love_guru/ - Rotten Tomatoes is currently at 0% .  For example, http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/film/reviews/article_display.jsp?&rid=11259 - Kirk Honeycutt of the Hollywood Reporter declares Love Guru to be "a regressive step in the extreme," with only Steve Colbert being "absolutely hysterical."  http://www.villagevoice.com/film/0825,mike-myers-in-the-love-guru,471506,20.html - Ella Taylor of the Village Voice bemoans that Myers took two of his favorite things, ice hockey and Deepak Chopra, lumped them together and "called it a plot."  All in all, it appears Love Guru may become more known for its elephant poop than for being funny.


Posted By: Berrynoia
Date Posted: June 18 2008 at 1:11pm

It's at 9% (1 fresh, 10 rotten) and pretty much all of the negative reviews are harsh.

This is looking to be Uwe Boll bad.  Or Paris Hilton bad...or worse...even moviewizguy hates it bad?

Put this up right away!  Maybe Mike Myers will compete with Sylvester Stallone for the Worst Actor Razzie...



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Posted By: cvcjr13
Date Posted: June 18 2008 at 1:45pm
The only one to praise this movie so far is Prairie Miller!


Posted By: cvcjr13
Date Posted: June 19 2008 at 4:38pm

Not only have the critics savaged this movie, not only does it star Jessica Alba-tross, but Mike Myers next movie. . .

. . .is a remake of http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0359950/ - The Secret Life of Walter Mitty ??!!

 



Posted By: PopcornAvenger
Date Posted: June 20 2008 at 1:55am
Getting a 15% on RT. Looks like its dethroned Get Smart for the Berry Worst Movie of the Week


Hard to believe MM put out a real stinker, I loved the Austin Powers series . . . .guess anyone can have a misstep.



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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: June 20 2008 at 3:51pm
So I guess we're all in agreement that "Love Guru" should be this week's worst movie. And from what I have been reading, it's pretty much a front runner to sweep the Razzie nods.


Posted By: SchumacherH8ter
Date Posted: June 21 2008 at 6:54am
At Ain'tItCoolNews, Massawyrm said this of "The Love Guru": "Tonight Jason Freidberg and Aaron Seltzer have something to celebrate. They can now say that they made a movie every bit as good as Mike Myers." Holy , this must suck!

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Posted By: saturnwatcher
Date Posted: June 21 2008 at 4:56pm

Originally posted by PopcornAvenger


Hard to believe MM put out a real stinker, I loved the Austin Powers series . . . .guess anyone can have a misstep.

In fairness, this isn't his first, and there are two recent counting Cat in the Hat. Myers might want to give some thought to signing on with a new agent before we start mentioning him in the same breath with Will Ferrell.



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Posted By: cvcjr13
Date Posted: June 21 2008 at 7:50pm

SPOILERS!

My take on this movie?

It's not half bad.  In fact, it's mostly bad. . . .

. . .but let's talk about the good things first.

When Mike Myers tackles new age/self-help/motivational/guru speaking head-on, giving a message with acronyms, many of which have been around for a long time (for example, Basic Information Before Leaving Earth out of BIBLE) and trademarking them, he's hilarious.  I wish the whole movie was geared towards having fun with this movement, but alas, it's not.

When Mike Myers takes on Bollywood dancing at the end with a Bollywood rendition of Steve Miller's "The Joker", that was funny.  Along the same line, when he and Manu Narayan (as Rajneesh) sing a version of "More Than Words" and Guru Pitka's tech guy held up a lighter, I was laughing.  Part way into the movie, there was a Bollywood version of Dolly Parton's "9 To 5" that was okay, but it could have been better.  I felt, since these scenes were in the grand tradition of Bollywood and since he was doing this so well, he should have added at least three more songs that made us laugh. 

Verne Troyer's outtake at the end of the movie was funny, too.

I was neither impressed with nor disappointed with Justin Timberlake's performance.  It was adequate.

I laughed several times throughout this movie, but for the most part, it wasn't funny, at many times, it was dumb, and many more times it ventured into Seltzer/Friedberg territory. 

Let me give you some examples.

1.  Narayan helping Myers "body floss" (through the mouth and out the other end).

2.  Myers pulling out half a pool cue that had been rammed up his butt during a barroom fight.

3.  Myers brings two elephants out on a hockey rink during the last penalty shot to do the wild thing so as to distract Romany Malco from his mental problems about his wife saying the same thing about Justin Timberlake during sex as she said about him.

4.  The audience, both at the rink and watching television, sitting there with jaws dropped (many pasted in) as they watched two elephants copulate. 

5.  Every scene with Ben Kingsley in it.

6.  Every midget joke, especially the whole scene that takes place in Coach Punch Cherkov's (Verne Troyer's) office.

7.  Jessica Alba-tross, although, like in Good Luck, Chuck, she showed a modicum of acting.  This isn't saying much, and someone else could have done it better, but her acting is better than Jessica Simpson's acting.  Jessica Simpson, by the way, makes a cameo in this film.

8.  Every scene with Telma Hopkins in it was badly written and unfunny.  Hopkins still managed to show she can act, though.

9.  Mike Myers' chastity belt, which should have been funny, and Verne Troyer's ability to punch through it without hurting his hand.

10.  The entire scene on the Toronto Maple Leafs jet.

So, as far as Razzie awards go, I would like to nominate Mike Myers for worst actor, Verne Troyer for worst supporting actor (for both this and Postal), Jessica Alba for worst supporting actress, Jessica Simpson for worst supporting actress just because she DARED to show up, Ben Kingsley for worst supporting actor, Manu Narayan for worst supporting actor, Romany Malco for worst supporting actor, Meagan Good for worst supporting actress. . . .

AND Mike Myers with either Jessica Alba, Manu Narayan OR his chastity belt for WORST SCREEN COUPLE!

I give this movie a generous 3 out of 10.

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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: June 21 2008 at 8:45pm

This just in from IMDb.com: The movie is so bad and tasteless, Hindus are finding it insulting.

Movie executives at Paramount Pictures have honoured their promise to preview http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000196/ - Mike Myers ' new film http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0811138/ - The Love Guru for concerned Hindu leaders in Los Angeles.

Hindus, led by Rajan Zed, campaigned to see the film before its release on Friday - in a bid to make sure their fears about the movie were overblown.

But the screening has only served to bolster the religious opposition to the film, which Zed and his followers insist is disrespectful to Hindus and their beliefs.

Zed has now urged Hindus around the world to boycott the movie, claiming the picture "lampoons Hinduism and Hindu concepts and uses Hindu terms frivolously".

After attending the screening on Thursday, Zed rages, " http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0811138/ - The Love Guru is even more denigrating than we earlier perceived from the information gathered from trailers, websites and other sources.

" http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000196/ - Mike Myers ' guru instigates a bar fight, repeatedly narrates penis jokes, mocks yoga - one of the six orthodox schools of Hindu philosophy, wears female jewellery, mocks the concept of third eye, makes disciples drink tea passed through his nose, orders alligator soup, induces elephant copulation in front of the crowd, introduces himself as 'His Holiness', lives in a lavish ashram staffed with scantily clad maids, and whose goal in life seems to appear on the http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001856/ - Oprah Winfrey show."

And the Hindu leader has suggested other religious groups should give the film, in which Myers plays an oddball guru called Pitka, a miss.

He adds, "Today it is Hinduism, tomorrow Hollywood might attempt to denigrate another religions.

"Hinduism is often misunderstood and wrongly portrayed outside India. Movies like this bring more confusion and create stereotypes in the minds of audience."




Posted By: cvcjr13
Date Posted: June 22 2008 at 1:43am

Originally posted by Michaels

This just in from IMDb.com: The movie is so bad and tasteless, Hindus are finding it insulting.

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. . . . If you pay attention to what this sentence actually says. . . . I'm gonna leave that one alone for now.

Originally posted by Michaels

Zed has now urged Hindus around the world to boycott the movie, claiming the picture "lampoons Hinduism and Hindu concepts and uses Hindu terms frivolously".

This is like the evangelicals boycotting The Last Temptation of Christ.  Boycotts tend to attract attention to a movie, and what is otherwise a bad movie will draw more audiences than it would if you just state your case.  Of course, this doesn't always work--for example, The Duh Vinci Code.  But The Love Guru is so bad, it's going to die in its own elephant poop.

Originally posted by Michaels

" http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000196/ - Mike Myers ' guru instigates a bar fight, repeatedly narrates penis jokes, mocks yoga - one of the six orthodox schools of Hindu philosophy, wears female jewellery, mocks the concept of third eye, makes disciples drink tea passed through his nose, orders alligator soup, induces elephant copulation in front of the crowd, introduces himself as 'His Holiness', lives in a lavish ashram staffed with scantily clad maids, and whose goal in life seems to appear on the http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001856/ - Oprah Winfrey show."

I think Mike Myers has more to worry about than Rajan Zed.  Parts of the barfight, the elephant copulation during a hockey match and Pitka's ashram with its scantily clad maids were at best halfway funny.  I'm sure if I watched this a second time through, they wouldn't be funny at all, much like the rest of the scenes he objects to.  Hindus may still be offended if they want, but it's the movie audiences who have cause to be offended.

Originally posted by Michaels

He adds, "Today it is Hinduism, tomorrow Hollywood might attempt to denigrate another religions.

"Might"?  It has done so for decades!  Where has Zed been?

Originally posted by Michaels

"Hinduism is often misunderstood and wrongly portrayed outside India. Movies like this bring more confusion and create stereotypes in the minds of audience."

Only the hardliners in India seem to be making headlines, and none of those headlines are good.  And perpetuating bad stereotypes is bad.  I'm sure midgets will feel the same way about Verne Troyer's portrayal of Coach Punch Cherkov.  It probably would have been better to mock the stereotypes.

Where the line should be drawn between free speech and prejudice is a whole other topic I'll let someone else here explore if they want.

However, we should never have to put up with paying over $10 (just over two gallons of gas where I live) for a comedy that's mostly stupid and unfunny.

In case you're wondering who Rajan Zed is, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rajan_Zed - click here to read about him in Wikipedia .  He is a Hindu chaplain from Reno, NV, and is currently Public Relations Officer for http://www.northernnevadaindia.com/IA_exec_board.php - the India Association of Northern Nevada .

One of the articles to carry Michaels' story can be found http://www.newstrackindia.com/newsdetails/3760 - at Newstrack India by clicking here .

Another article http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2008-06-21-hindu-love-guru_N.htm - in USA Today, which you can view by clicking here, goes into how Hindus are divided over the movie. 

 



Posted By: SchumacherH8ter
Date Posted: June 22 2008 at 3:29am
Maybe Ben Kingsly will get nominated for "War, Inc." and "The Whackness" as well.

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Posted By: JoeBacon
Date Posted: June 22 2008 at 6:11am
Oh, a friend of mine was overhearing people talking about Myers version of
Walter Mitty and he said that it DOES include MORE penis jokes, farting,
boogers and Verne Troyer (not necessarily in that order!!!!)

May Danny Kaye rise from the dead and stir fry Mike Myers to death!


Posted By: moorlock2003
Date Posted: June 22 2008 at 6:55am
I figured this would be another Austin Powers movie with different wardrobes. The same midget, the same too-pleased-with-himself Myers. To be fair, the first Austin Powers movie was alright, but the sequels were lame. The best comedy is when the actor plays it straight and serious, but Myers doesn't have the ability to do that.

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Posted By: whennow
Date Posted: June 23 2008 at 7:58am

This movie has elephant sex (reminiscent of Razzie sweeper Freddy Got Fingered) -- a sign of total bankrupt desperation. Love Guru must sweep the Razzies like Freddy did!



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Posted By: cvcjr13
Date Posted: June 25 2008 at 2:38am
We bash. . . we bash it. . . . we bash it good. . . . we bash. . . we bash it. . . we bash it oh so good!!!!


Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: June 25 2008 at 2:23pm
Don't feel too bad, Head Razz, about not spotting this one. There are days when we all fall victim to marketing. Upon seeing the movie's trailers, I thought "this one will not have any middle ground, it will either totally rule or totally suck". I was right, about the latter.


Posted By: JoeBacon
Date Posted: June 26 2008 at 11:59am
If you dare...


   http://www.tmz.com/2008/06/25/mini-me-sex- tape-avert-your-eyes/


Posted By: cvcjr13
Date Posted: June 26 2008 at 5:39pm

With Postal and The Love Guru, that TMZ vidclip would make 3 bad movies I've seen Verne Troyer in this year. . . .

Speaking of Verne Troyer and Postal, I remembered seeing a picture of Gary Coleman, http://www.bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/articles.pl?show=357 - who appeared in and promoted the videogame Postal 2 , posing http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://images.eurogamer.net/assets/articles/a/6/2/8/9/9/a_med_2.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php%3Farticle_id%3D62899&h=184&w=260&sz=38&hl=en&start=25&um=1&tbnid=PX0WfFgxJOJW0M:&tbnh=79&tbnw=112&prev=/images%3Fq%3D%2522uwe%2Bboll%2522%2Bpostal%2B%2522gary%2Bcoleman%2522%26start%3D20%26ndsp%3D20%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26rls%3DGGLG,GGLG:2006-39,GGLG:en%26sa%3DN - with four armed chicks in promos for the film Postal .  Yet, when the movie comes out, I see Verne Troyer instead.  So, suspecting a switch, I checked things out on the web, and, http://www.filmjunk.com/2005/10/25/uwe-boll-and-gary-coleman-sign-on-for-postal-movie/ - despite previous announcements , sure enough, when it came time to film Postal, http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://news.filefront.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/verneboll2.jpg&imgrefurl=http://news.filefront.com/gaming-today-qa-running-with-scissors-vince-desi/&h=199&w=300&sz=50&hl=en&start=5&um=1&tbnid=fgEaS85QzylkMM:&tbnh=77&tbnw=116&prev=/images%3Fq%3D%2522gary%2Bcoleman%2522%2Bpostal%2B%2522uwe%2Bboll%2522%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26rls%3DGGLG,GGLG:2006-39,GGLG:en - Coleman's agent told Boll he was not available .  I guess Coleman didn't want to be [ahem] attacked [ahem] by a thousand monkeys. . . 

I would say Coleman was smart, but, if the following webpages are to be believed,  http://www.nypost.com/seven/02132008/gossip/pagesix/strokes_star_secretly_wed_97371.htm - he married in February this year and http://thesuperficial.com/2008/04/gary_coleman_divorcing_only_wo.php - divorced in April on Divorce Court

 



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Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Date Posted: June 27 2008 at 2:55am

RESPONSE from Head RAZZberry: Or maybe Coleman was trying to avoid a third RAZZIE® Nomination (Lil Gary was a Worst Actor and Worst New Star contender in 1981 for his only big-screen starring role, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082849/ - ON THE RIGHT TRACK -- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082849/awards - IMDb LINK ).



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Posted By: SchumacherH8ter
Date Posted: June 27 2008 at 6:58am

In the game you could either:

A) Pee on Gary Coleman or

B) Kill him 

Gary must have low self-esteem to have done this!  

Originally posted by cvcjr13

Gary Coleman, http://www.bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/articles.pl?show=357 - who appeared in and promoted the videogame Postal 2
                                                                                                



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Posted By: Razzilla
Date Posted: June 28 2008 at 7:49pm
I saw it yesterday...and feel that ONLY Witless Protection (STILL at a whopping 0% at RT) edges it out in badness alone...  The Love Guru does give some fierce competition though to the final RAZZIE ballot...and I hope that this time Larry the Cable Guy wins out because I still feel that he's been cheated out of at least two surefire RAZZIE wins already...

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Posted By: Razzilla
Date Posted: June 29 2008 at 7:09am
I think there was a prediction for this match penalty of a movie made by yours truly in http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=2099&PN=1 - another thread ...

STILL not as bad as the latest Larry the Cable Guy epic...


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Comparing Uwe Boll's movies to a sack of horse manure will only get you sued by every fertilizer company in existence...


Posted By: saturnwatcher
Date Posted: July 01 2008 at 10:56am
I'm surprised that no one else has mentioned this, but is Ben Kingsley's career in the toilet or what? Talk about a guy who should give back his Oscar with a nationally televised, tear filled, heart-wrenching apology...

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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: July 09 2008 at 10:36pm

This just in:

Leading Hindus have called for movie executives at Paramount Pictures to release a film and booklet about the religion with the DVD of http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0811138/ - The Love Guru .

Leading U.S. Hindu scholar Rajan Zed challenged the comedy's star http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000196/ - Mike Myers and producers over the film, claiming the movie was "morally offensive".

But his requests for them to screen the film for Hindu leaders before its release last month were ignored, prompting Zed to urge anyone who held religion dear to boycott the movie, about a comical guru, played by Myers.

The film has since been a flop at the box office, and Zed has threatened another negative media campaign against the film and its producers when the DVD is released later this year - unless executives agree to help promote Hinduism.

In a letter to Viacom founder http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1176417/ - Sumner Redstone and Paramount chairman http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0340522/ - Brad Grey , Zed and another leading Hindu, Bhavna Shinde, write, "To undo some of the damage done to the community by Paramount Pictures and Viacom through this movie, Paramount Pictures should produce a brief video about Hinduism and its tenets, and enclose it with http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0811138/ - The Love Guru DVD.

"They should also, in consultation with Hindu leader Rajan Zed, publish a small booklet about Hinduism and its tenets and attach a disclaimer at the beginning of http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0811138/ - The Love Guru DVD to counter the gross misrepresentations in the film."

But we know better -- Paramount is not going to do this.



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Posted By: PopcornAvenger
Date Posted: July 10 2008 at 3:12pm
I think Zed and Bhavna need to set aside the hookah before drafting letters . . .

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Posted By: cvcjr13
Date Posted: July 10 2008 at 5:12pm

There's no Wikipedia page for Bhavna Shinde.  A Google search shows she is from the http://www.spiritualresearchfoundation.org/ - Spiritual Science Research Foundation .

A video and a booklet promoting Hinduism?  I can't recall even evangelicals ever demanding anything that extreme!



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Posted By: wetbandit82
Date Posted: July 14 2008 at 8:18am

And if he thinks a tone deaf mediacrat like Redstone's going to do anything of the sort, he'll need to consult a higher authority on how to proceed, although I agree true Hinduists should make a statement on it. 



Posted By: ITbeast
Date Posted: July 22 2008 at 11:59am
IMDB is currently doing a viewers poll to see who is doing worst with their respective carreer's...Eddie Murphy or Mike Meyers, click http://www.imdb.com/poll/ - here to vote! (You most register with IMDB to do so, but it is free)


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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: July 30 2008 at 10:31am

More news:

Hindu leaders have claimed victory in their campaign against http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000196/ - Mike Myers ' new film http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0811138/ - The Love Guru after the movie failed to wow cinema audiences across America.

Religious leaders have spoken out about the movie - calling it "morally offensive" to Hinduism - and urged followers of the religion to boycott the picture.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0811138/ - The Love Guru debuted at number four at the U.S. box office on its June release - taking just $14 million (GBP7 million) in its opening weekend.

The film has taken a gross total of just $31 million (GBP15.5 million) in U.S. the five weeks since its 20 June release. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004266/ - Anne Hathaway 's spy comedy http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0425061/ - Get Smart was released the same weekend and has so far taken a gross total of $124 million (GBP62 million) for the same period in America.

Leading U.S. Hindu scholar Rajan Zed is convinced the organised boycott has contributed to the movie's box office slump.

He tells WENN, "The boycott call of Hindus against Hollywood movie http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0811138/ - The Love Guru for lampooning Hinduism has been very effective, contributing to its blunt failure at the box office.

"Although various issues contributed to its failure, the boycott was one of the major factors. Many Hindus as well as non-Hindus have been shunning this movie in the USA and Canada."

Wow, this Rajan Zed is really full of himself if he thinks his boycott single-handed caused the movie to fail.



Posted By: cvcjr13
Date Posted: July 31 2008 at 3:02pm

Rajan Zed appears to be a self-promoter.  He's claiming to represent Hinduism, when, according to the USA Today article I linked earlier in this thread, the Hindus are divided over this film.  From what I found on him, he's just a Hindu chaplain living in the quake zone formerly known as Reno, NV.  As for The Love Guru's box office failure, the reason is obvious--the movie was terrible, and it's easy to make fun of.  It's pure Razzie fodder. 

If you attribute The Love Guru being a bomb to Zed's holy outrage, you might as well attribute the Reno earthquakes to Zed, too.  It makes just about as much sense. . . .



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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: August 04 2008 at 11:42am

This Rajan Zed guy just won't quit.

"America's Hindu leaders are asking http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000196/ - Mike Myers to personally apologise for his portrayal of a comical spiritual leader in movie flop http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0811138/ - The Love Guru .

They want the funnyman to publicly apologise for "lampooning Hinduism" in the film.

In a statement released to WENN on Monday, Hindu leader Rajan Zed said that although the apology may not completely undo the damage done to the community, it might help "heal the wounds somewhat of a disturbed Hindu populace".

Zed, the president of Universal Society of Hinduism, says, "Ksama, or forgiveness, is one of the main virtues of Hindu ethics. If http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000196/ - Mike Myers offers a genuine public apology, Hindus would not only absolve him but might also pray for his success in future movies."

Zed launched a protest movement against http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0811138/ - The Love Guru in March, urging all Hindus and other religious groups to boycott the film.

He claims that the failure of the film is largely down to his protest campaign."

I think somewhere in Myer's home is a dartboard with this Zed guy's face on it. Oh and if that wasn't enough, Myers is currently writing "Austin Powers 4".



Posted By: superjoe89
Date Posted: August 27 2008 at 5:34am
the one movie i will never see in my life...lol


Posted By: MiguelAntilsu
Date Posted: November 21 2008 at 2:01am
Mike Myers has a BIG chance of winning Worst Actor, but next to Eddie Murphy (Meet Dave), the race for that category may be too close to call.


Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: November 21 2008 at 2:12am

 Agreed! 

RESPONSE from Head RAZZberry: In fact, for 2008 Worst Actor is as overcrowded as any category has ever been -- In addition to Meyers and Murphy, we also have Hayden Christensen, Dane Cook, Vin Diesel, Will Ferrell, Larry the Cable Guy, Al Pacino, Adam Sandler, Sylvester Stallone, Mark Wahlberg and (in the form of a Last Minute RAZZIE Christmas gift) Tom Cruise in VALKYRIE. 

Talk about an embarrassment of RAZZIE riches! 



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Posted By: MiguelAntilsu
Date Posted: November 21 2008 at 3:53pm
So you're saying that not only are the Guru Pitka and Starship Dave in contention, but also David Rice (Disaster Movie called him "the guy who ruined Star Wars"), Sherman 'Tank' Turner (you should see how Family Guy depicted him), Hugo Cornelius Toorop (film doesn't AD up), Jackie Moon (Suck it Trebek), Larry (get a job, you bum-bum-bum-bum), Dr Jack Gramm (and/or "Rooster"), Skeeter Bronson (Was that your feet?), John Rambo (again), Elliot Moore (Payne in the neck), and Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg (not good with furniture; Stewie had a relative based off this guy).


Posted By: cvcjr13
Date Posted: February 23 2009 at 1:04am
It seems that 2008 can be called the year Bollywood hit mainstream Hollywood.  India has played as a backdrop to both the Worst Picture, The Love Guru, and the Best Picture, Slumdog Millionaire


Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: February 23 2009 at 9:17am

Originally posted by cvcjr13

It seems that 2008 can be called the year Bollywood hit mainstream Hollywood.  India has played as a backdrop to both the Worst Picture, The Love Guru, and the Best Picture, Slumdog Millionaire

Yeah, I was just mentioning that in the "What Do You Think" subforum. It's also funny that the HeadRazz almost missed "Love Guru" altogether, but then added it after we pointed it out to him, and then it went on to "win" three big awards. I guess like "Slumdog Millionaire", "L.G." was the underdog bad movie of the year that went on to "win" big.



Posted By: cvcjr13
Date Posted: February 23 2009 at 2:13pm

I can understand why the HeadRAZZ didn't think The Love Guru was going to be as bad as it was.  The trailer had many of the funny moments, and Mike Myers hasn't outright choked since Cat in the Hat.  It's amazing that he worked ten years on this script and came up with what he did.

I'll just add that I agree with the HeadRAZZ that this wasn't the worst movie of the year.  It was definitely one of the worst movies, but it had a handful of genuinely funny scenes and schticks.  However, considering the expectations people had after Myers' Austin Powers and Shrek movies, this may have been not only one of the many bad movies this year, but quite probably the most disappointing movie of the year.  So, I suggest viewing this one as the Razzie membership connecting with the audience; we really didn't want Mike Myers to choke on this one.  We really wanted him to succeed.  And he failed.  Miserably.

I mean, when the climax of your movie is two elephants copulating during a hockey game, you've got problems. 

Most of the truly awful movies of last year that are worse than The Love Guru are ones that audiences smartly stayed away from, such as Strange Wilderness, Witless Protection, Postal, Disaster Movie, The Hottie & the Nottie, Beer for My Horses, 88 Minutes, In the Name of the King, etc.  One of the movies that is worse than The Love Guru that audiences may have seen would be Meet the Spartans, one lame joke after another lame joke after another lame joke.  I watched this one along with 300 on HBO with the same friend who went with me to see The Love Guru.  She loved The Love Guru (yes, I am friends with a fan of that movie), but she found Meet the Spartans to be completely stupid. 

But put your Razzies hats on for a minute.  How many of those movies have unintentionally funny scenes?  How many of those movies are fun to watch just for the pure pleasure of mocking them?  During the Razzie preview night, we had a lot of fun with In the Name of the King.  I could see us having fun mocking The Love Guru.  The Seltzer/Friedberg films just don't rate; it's hard to mock something that's just plain stupid.  The same goes for Larry the Cable Guy.  The Razzie crowd couldn't stand five minutes of Postal, and I'm guessing the same would be even more true for Strange Wilderness.  We probably would have had fun with 88 Minutes mocking Al Pacino's hair, or The Hottie & the Nottie.  Beer for My Horses, based on its trailer, has got to be primed for bad movie lovers.

Originally posted by Michaels

Originally posted by cvcjr13

It seems that 2008 can be called the year Bollywood hit mainstream Hollywood.  India has played as a backdrop to both the Worst Picture, The Love Guru, and the Best Picture, Slumdog Millionaire

Yeah, I was just mentioning that in the "What Do You Think" subforum. It's also funny that the HeadRazz almost missed "Love Guru" altogether, but then added it after we pointed it out to him, and then it went on to "win" three big awards. I guess like "Slumdog Millionaire", "L.G." was the underdog bad movie of the year that went on to "win" big.



Posted By: sportsartist24
Date Posted: March 08 2009 at 4:15pm
CAT IN THE HAT didn't disappoint at the Box Office, but it was downright UNFUNNY! And at least there's no sequel to this coming soon, because if there was, it would be worse than CAT IN THE HAT. It eventually would be titled CAT IN THE HAT COMES BACK, but no works on that to be made a movie at all.

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Posted By: saturnwatcher
Date Posted: March 10 2009 at 11:24am
Cat in the Hat was truly an abomination. The only appropriate medium for Dr. Seuss is true animation, as evidenced by CITH and How The Grinch Stole Christmas.

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Posted By: sportsartist24
Date Posted: March 10 2009 at 1:39pm

Well, they did do How The Grinch Stole Christmas live, a box office hit, but recieved mixed to poorly by critics. However, when Horton Hears A Who came out, it was what all Dr. Seuss films should be, animated, NOT in a live version. They did do an excellent job on makeup on The Grinch...

The Grinch  Jim Carrey  in Universal's Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas

but a poor screenplay and turning it into live action was NOT a good idea at all. Sorry if anyone gets scared with the picture posted above. I'm sure it might give some people nightmares.



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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: June 03 2010 at 12:57pm
You gotta be kidding me -- This was the worst movie of 2008?!
 
It's bad on technical aspects: A predictable script, a director that let Mike Myers ad-lib a lot...A movie can't rely on the humour he comes up with. Not to mention there were a lot of jokes re-hashed from his previous movies, especially when he chokes.
 
Nevertheless, I laughed at exactly half of the jokes. I mean, come on! Mariska Hargitay is like a goddess! But Myers getting urine in his face is dumb, spitting a lot isn't even supossed to be funny(right?), and throwing up a rooster and watching elephant sex... 
 
Jessica Alba continues to show no emotions, while Justin Timberlake has been showing he can be a good comedy actor.
 
This may sound shallow, but Myers and Alba shared one of the worst movie kisses -- No pasion, it just seemed they were doing it to finish the movie.
 
4/10.
Originally posted by MiguelAntilsu

So you're saying that not only are the Guru Pitka and Starship Dave in contention, but also David Rice (Disaster Movie called him "the guy who ruined Star Wars"), Sherman 'Tank' Turner (you should see how Family Guy depicted him), Hugo Cornelius Toorop (film doesn't AD up), Jackie Moon (Suck it Trebek), Larry (get a job, you bum-bum-bum-bum), Dr Jack Gramm (and/or "Rooster"), Skeeter Bronson (Was that your feet?), John Rambo (again), Elliot Moore (Payne in the neck), and Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg (not good with furniture; Stewie had a relative based off this guy).
Nice!
Originally posted by sportsartist24

Well, they did do How The Grinch Stole Christmas live, a box office hit, but recieved mixed to poorly by critics. However, when Horton Hears A Who came out, it was what all Dr. Seuss films should be, animated, NOT in a live version. They did do an excellent job on makeup on The Grinch...

The Grinch  Jim Carrey  in Universals Dr. Seuss How The Grinch Stole Christmas

but a poor screenplay and turning it into live action was NOT a good idea at all. Sorry if anyone gets scared with the picture posted above. I'm sure it might give some people nightmares.

Those movies were funny.The problem is they went all PG.A lot of sexual innuendo.Adaptations tend to be bad for giving no respect to the source material.


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Posted By: BurnHollywoodBurn
Date Posted: June 03 2010 at 4:27pm
Yeah, Vits, I don't know how this movie beat out the likes of "Disaster Movie" and "Postal", other than perhaps more voting members were able to see "Love Guru". In the end, it's not what was the worst movie, but which movie got the most votes.

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