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Imitation: The Sincerest Form of Flatulence?!?

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Category: 31st Annual RAZZIE® Award Nominees & "WINNERS"
Forum Name: KILLERS
Forum Discription: CO-"WINNER" for WORST ACTOR : ASHTON KUTCHER
URL: http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=4317
Printed Date: September 30 2014 at 9:32am


Topic: Imitation: The Sincerest Form of Flatulence?!?
Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Subject: Imitation: The Sincerest Form of Flatulence?!?
Date Posted: May 27 2010 at 11:56am
THE RAZZIE® AWARDS HAVE DEVELOPED MANY PET PEEVES OVER the YEARS, and AMONG the MOST PEEVISH of THEM IS a GRIPE AGAINST MOVIES THAT BLATANTLY PANDER to AUDIENCES by IMITATING PREVIOUS SUCCESSFUL MOVIES -- ESPECIALLY the ONES THAT DON'T EVEN BOTHER to DISGUISE WHAT THEY'RE "PAYING HOMAGE TO" (i.e. RIPPING OFF)...  

http://www.razzies.com/forum/killers_forum438.html - KILLERS SEEMS SATISFIED to TURN the SAME MATERIAL into a BRAINLESS "YUK-FEST" with FAR LESS APPEALING LEAD ACTORS. IN the 2010 FILM,  http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005110/ - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005110/ - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005110/ - REPLACES http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000093/awards - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000093/awards - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000093/awards - as the MALE LEAD. AND http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001337/ - TAKES the PLACE of http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001401/awards - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001401/awards - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001401/awards - . IT THEN COMPLETES ITS OWN RAZZIE® PEDIGREE by HANDING OVER HELMING DUTIES to  http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0525659/ -

BELOW IS YOUR CHANCE to FART RIGHT BACK in THEIR GENERAL DIRECTION...



KUTCHER: "I'm not coming out from behind this wall 
'till I get at least ONE good review..."  

BLONDE: "Then you'd better plan on staying back there 
for quite a while..."  

UPDATE: SPEAKING of REVIEWS, HERE's http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/the_big_picture/2010/05/lionsgate-keeping-critics-far-far-away-from-killers.html - L.A. TIMES ARTICLE ABOUT the INCREDIBLY LAME "MOTIVE" LIONSGATE GAVE for REFUSING to SCREEN THIS FILM for ANYONE PRIOR to ITS OPENING DAY...WAIT'LL YOU READ WHAT THEY CLAIM!!  



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Posted By: GTAHater767
Date Posted: May 27 2010 at 12:44pm
Ashton Kutcher...I curse the name! His movies frequently make my bad lists, usually within #20-#29 on my Bottom 40 lists over the past 3 years. Katherine Heigl did okay in Knocked Up (Tied with Superbad for #20 on my Best of '007), then she made The Ugly Truth, which I also put at #20, albeit on the Worst of '009. Habitual RAZZIE contenders like Ashton Kutcher make predicting the worst movie of the week too easy.

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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: May 27 2010 at 1:26pm

I used to like Ashton Kutcher for his charisma (and no,I don't have a crush on him), and that he could easily be funny. He also showed good acting skills in THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT. 

I also used to like Katherine Heigl,especially in 2007, her year. She won an Emmy for GREY'S ANATOMY (none of her co-stars have), and starred in KNOCKED UP, one of the most successful comedies of that year. She showed good acting skills in both. 

Now,they both have become runners-up for King & Queen of Rom/Coms..Is that bad? Maybe not, but their movies are bad...


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Posted By: moviewizguy
Date Posted: May 27 2010 at 1:59pm
This movie looks fun but I think Knight and Day will be better. And these two movies can't be worse than The Bounty Hunter. And yes, I named these three movies because they are all similar to one another.

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Posted By: BurnHollywoodBurn
Date Posted: May 27 2010 at 2:51pm
Woo-hoo! The worst on-screen pairing in the history of the movie business...well, at least since Dane Cook and Jessica Alba! 

Where do I sign up to get my ticket!? Thumbs Down


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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: May 27 2010 at 4:23pm
It's not the worst pairing. I mean,obviously the studio said "These two are the stereotypical rom-com leads. Why haven't they co-starred in a movie yet?". Before that,they said the same concerning Heigl and Matthew McConaughey, but after an episode of ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE(R.I.P.)joked about that,they decided they didn't want to be predictable. Too bad this movie clearly will be.

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Posted By: BurnHollywoodBurn
Date Posted: May 27 2010 at 6:45pm
Uh, no, it was more like "Hey Ashton Kutcher is popular and bankable! And hey Katherine Heigel is also popular and bankable! We should put them in a rom/com together, even if they don't click with each other at all!" Because THAT is how studios think!

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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: May 28 2010 at 12:40pm
That's basically what I said -- Lionsgate has decided this movie won't be pre-screened for critics. So I'm guessing it could be worse that we thought.

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Posted By: BurnHollywoodBurn
Date Posted: May 28 2010 at 1:54pm
"Worse than we thought"? I think that proves beyond any shadow of doubt that this movie is Razzie material!


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Posted By: Berrynoia
Date Posted: May 28 2010 at 3:53pm
The way this is being interpreted, I wonder if this is comparable to the "mockbusters" created by The Asylum studio (Transmorphers, The Day the Earth Stopped, Snakes on a Train, etc).  The difference is that the Asylum knockoffs are direct-to-DVD, while Killers (Mr. & Mrs. Jones?) is in theaters.

BTW, isn't the Brangelina Mr. and Mrs. Smith a remake of a 1941 Hitchcock film?  I am not 100% sure on this.

Speaking of remakes, I heard stuff about a remake (or a quasi-remake-ish prequel) of Mr. & Mrs. Smith with different actors and a different storyline.  And it might really be called "Mr. & Mrs. Jones" when/if it comes!  Consider Killers a preview of things to come.


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Posted By: BurnHollywoodBurn
Date Posted: May 28 2010 at 3:59pm
"I wonder if this is comparable to the "mockbusters" created by The Asylum studio (Transmorphers, The Day the Earth Stopped, Snakes on a Train, etc)."  

Good point, except Asylum Studios wouldn't be able to afford Kutcher and Heigl.


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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: May 28 2010 at 4:04pm
The 2005 movie was a Hitchcock remake. 

I don't know about any remakes, but the movie has tried to be turned into a TV show twice.


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Posted By: BurnHollywoodBurn
Date Posted: May 28 2010 at 5:25pm
Oh, sorry, but you are incorrect, sir! Hitchcock's MR. & MRS. SMITH movie was actually a comedy, which he agreed to direct as part of a dare to make a movie outside of his usual thriller genre! Only the name of the older movie was the same!  

RESPONSE from Head RAZZberry: For the curious, here is http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0033922/ - to the 1941 Alfred Hitchcock movie entitled http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0033922/ - . As stated above, the Hitch version was a marital discord comedy in the screwball mode, and one of the last movies to star http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001479/ - before her tragic death in a plane crash while on a war bond tour in January of 1942...


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Posted By: Julianstark
Date Posted: May 28 2010 at 5:41pm
I smelled Razzie right from the moment I saw the trailer for this "movie."

Heigl and Kutcher were wrong for these roles. I immediately caught onto how much chemistry the two do NOT have with each other within seconds of that mess of a trailer. Granted, even if they DID have chemistry, Killers would still be terrible.

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Posted By: BurnHollywoodBurn
Date Posted: May 28 2010 at 5:46pm
Is it just me, or is the generic blonde in the picture meant to look like a clone of Scarlett Johansson? Did the studios want her, but quickly learn that she has standards -- and didn't want any part of this s***? 

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Posted By: Berrynoia
Date Posted: June 03 2010 at 3:39pm
Well, it looks like http://www.razzies.com/forum/marmaduke_forum439.html - Marmaduke is at least open to http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/marmaduke/ - crix the day before release (and living down to expectations).  However, Killers is airtight; not a single review as of this post, so critics will have to wait for everyone else (though I don't think they will have to worry about sold out shows).

Is there a term for a "day before release" screening for critics?  Various films follow that method for some reason (to try and convince people it doesn't suck that bad?) and you see reviews appear on Wednesdays and Thursday.

Killers, however, is a true NSFC (Not Screened For Critics).


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Posted By: BurnHollywoodBurn
Date Posted: June 03 2010 at 4:30pm
Oh, no critics' screenings? I think we may have a serious contender here, folks!  

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Posted By: Berrynoia
Date Posted: June 04 2010 at 3:08pm
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Posted By: BurnHollywoodBurn
Date Posted: June 04 2010 at 3:34pm
Yeah, that is usually how Hollywood remakes/reboots/rip-offs work.  

Originally posted by Berrynoia

From what I have been hearing, you can also add True Lies as a film that Killers has ripped off.

So think of this movie as a remake of True Lies and Mr. & Mrs. Smith.  Then take out all the sex, humor, action, and anything else that made the other films worthwhile.  Voila!


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Posted By: JoeBacon
Date Posted: June 05 2010 at 2:00pm
http://WOWOwww.rottentomatoes.com/m/killers_2010/ - http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/killers_2010/

Wow it's all the way up to 8% on the Tomatometer Embarrassed


Posted By: BurnHollywoodBurn
Date Posted: June 05 2010 at 2:37pm
8 percent! Oh, there's NO way this one isn't going to make it to the final five Razzies pictures!

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Posted By: JoeBacon
Date Posted: June 05 2010 at 4:58pm
I love this "review"!

The E-online title says it all...

Killers as Funny as Getting Shot in the Head

http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/movie_reviews/b184304_review_killers_funny_getting_shot_in.html#ixzz0q1gqX9FZ - http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/movie_reviews/b184304_review_killers_funny_getting_shot_in.html#ixzz0q1gqX9FZ


Posted By: BurnHollywoodBurn
Date Posted: June 05 2010 at 5:58pm
There's no greater insult than "Billy Ray Cyrus and George Lopez were more convincing as spies"!  

Originally posted by JoeBacon

I love this "review"!

The E-online title says it all...

Killers as Funny as Getting Shot in the Head

http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/movie_reviews/b184304_review_killers_funny_getting_shot_in.html#ixzz0q1gqX9FZ - http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/movie_reviews/b184304_review_killers_funny_getting_shot_in.html#ixzz0q1gqX9FZ
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Posted By: dEd Grimley
Date Posted: June 06 2010 at 5:20am
He sounds like Kelso in the previews, and when I hear Kelso saying "Let's just say I work for the blah blah blah, and I have a license to blah", I can't help filling in  I work for "the most desperately incompetent producers in the business", and I have a license to "suck!"  


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Posted By: BurnHollywoodBurn
Date Posted: June 06 2010 at 6:03pm
You may think "Kelso," but to me, he will always be half of the morons from "Dude, Where's My Car" --Well, that and the dude who's famous for being "Demi Moore's boy-toy."  

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Posted By: JoeBoyden
Date Posted: June 21 2010 at 8:54am
Even this film's poster is a rip off of Mr. & Mrs. Smith:  
 
http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2668465408/tt1103153 - http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2668465408/tt1103153   
 
http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2549451776/tt0356910 - http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2549451776/tt0356910   
 
Dead


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Worst Director Michael Bay


Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: June 21 2010 at 10:20am
What are you talking about? They barely look alike. It's not like...let's see...ARMAGEDDON and KNOWING.

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Posted By: BurnHollywoodBurn
Date Posted: June 21 2010 at 11:35am
No, the two posters are close, but not copy-and-paste indentical. As for your own comparison, I think you meant "Armageddon" and "Deep Impact"? 

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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: June 21 2010 at 12:19pm
No,I was talking about the posters of the movies I named.  

RESPONSE from Head RAZZberry: For the sake of clarity, here are LINKS to see the various posters for all 3 titles mentioned: http://www.movieweb.com/movie/armageddon/PGa8tibedIL6cj - , http://www.movieweb.com/movie/deep-impact/PGos0vqqzaZwru - and http://www.movieweb.com/movie/knowing/PGhGtkmp9XX9kp - ... 




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Posted By: Gregory
Date Posted: June 21 2010 at 12:39pm
Well… I don't think the poster for KILLERS is a total rip off of MR. & MRS. SMITH, but you could argue that there’s some resemblance. They could’ve changed something: the background color, the way Kutcher holds the gun, remove the bullet shot from the title.  

 

But then – if they didn’t bother to disguise the similarities in the plot…



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Posted By: BurnHollywoodBurn
Date Posted: June 21 2010 at 1:29pm
All that's missing is Kutcher leaving Demi Moore for Heigl ... and it becoming the cover story of every rag at the supermarkets for three years running.


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Posted By: BeastieBitch
Date Posted: June 23 2010 at 3:25pm
I had to actually create an account just to say this movie was CRAP -- and that Heigl, although likable in some movies (Knocked Up and....okay that's it!) was very annoying and over-acting everything in this.

Kutcher was Kutcher...he just needs to stop! 

For me, Worst Actress of 2010 is between Katherine, Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Aniston, Kristen (how does she still get roles?) Bell and Kristen Stewart...  


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Posted By: BurnHollywoodBurn
Date Posted: July 01 2010 at 9:06pm
Welcome to our Forum, BeastieBitch -- Even if it's only to bash this one movie ... at least it's a movie worth bashing!

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Posted By: sharong
Date Posted: July 21 2010 at 3:20am
Woo-hoo! The worst on-screen pairing in the history of the movie business.


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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: November 12 2010 at 5:33pm
Because of this,Katherine Heigl has been nominated for the People's Choice Awards for "Favorite Movie Actress".

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Posted By: BurnHollywoodBurn
Date Posted: November 12 2010 at 10:43pm
Originally posted by Vits

Because of this,Katherine Heigl has been nominated for the People's Choice Awards for "Favorite Movie Actress".
Further proof why the PCA have no screet credit as an award whose results should be taken seriously.

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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: December 22 2010 at 11:47am
This movie has been nominated for the 2010 Vits Awards!

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/user/812172/blogs/?id=682474 -

Can you guess in which category?


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Posted By: raff50
Date Posted: May 08 2011 at 5:12pm
Killers is simply infantile and appropriately, was written with a "formula" in mind. Bad direction and acting won't save this one! Dead


Posted By: SchumacherH8ter
Date Posted: May 09 2011 at 2:03pm
How did Heigl not get a Worst Actress nomination? Her performance in this was worse than Miley, Kristen, Megan, and all four gal-pals combined! And that's not counting her acting in Life As We Know It! I didn't see this as a rip-off of Mr. And Mrs. Smith. It did rip-off True Lies, though.

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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: May 09 2011 at 4:58pm
Originally posted by SchumacherH8ter

I didn't see this as a rip-off of Mr. And Mrs. Smith. It did rip-off True Lies, though.
Then you must also feel shocked it wasn't up for Worst Remake Or Sequel.


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Posted By: SchumacherH8ter
Date Posted: May 09 2011 at 9:08pm
It was on the nominating ballot, but for Mr. And Mrs. Smith, not True Lies. In addition, this was the WORST movie of 2010... that's not a TV-show retread.

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