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    Posted: July 06 2014 at 4:14pm
Originally posted by Vits

I forgot one category: Worst Reckless Disregard for Human Life and Public Property. Seriously, several unseen characters probably died because of the street racing.

Might I also suggest another category:

The Craig Sullivan* Award for Worst, Most Obnoxious Use of Criterion Drifting, Crashing and Jumps in an Action Film

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Vits Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 06 2014 at 9:22am
I forgot one category: Worst Reckless Disregard for Human Life and Public Property. Seriously, several unseen characters probably died because of the street racing.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Vits Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 05 2014 at 8:31pm
I just saw it. For your consideration: Worst Screenplay. Oh, and maybe Worst Director and Worst Picture. But not:
-Worst Actor for Aaron Paul.
-Worst Actress (or Supp. Actress?) for Imogen Poots.
-Worst Supp. Actor for Michael Keaton (neither for ROBOCOP).
-Worst Screen Combo for Paul and Poots (that sounds kind of funny, right?).
-Worst Screen Ensemble.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Doppy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 13 2014 at 9:42am
Originally posted by Vits

Yeah, because how do we know a car's gender?

Simple, if you remember the protagonists call their cars with female  "nicknames" , that's where the idea has sprung! 

I could also mention the Deep Purple : "nobody gonna steal my car, [...] she's a highway star" .
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Vits Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 13 2014 at 9:16am
Yeah, because how do we know a car's gender?
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Originally posted by oiram

Maybe as Worst Screen Combo.

It could be a solution Wink
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Post Options Post Options   Quote oiram Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 13 2014 at 5:24am
Maybe as Worst Screen Combo.
Elizabeth Hartman and Judith Barsi are more talented and beautiful than Scarlett Johansson and Chloe Grace Moretz. Fact.

Worst Supporting Actor: Brendan Fraser/Gimme Shelter and The Nut Job


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Doppy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 13 2014 at 12:36am
Should we nominate all the fast cars of the film in the "worst supporting actress" category?
In my opinion they deserve this, seriously.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote oiram Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 19 2014 at 3:22am
Why not Dominic Cooper, who is one of the blandest villains on film, or Scott "Kid Cudi" Mescudi, one of the most annoying Deus Ex Machinas ever?!
Elizabeth Hartman and Judith Barsi are more talented and beautiful than Scarlett Johansson and Chloe Grace Moretz. Fact.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dun-Ida Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 18 2014 at 8:09pm
Who I think deserves to get nominations: 

Worst Picture. 

Worst Actor: Aaron Paul. There were a few scenes where he was convincing. However most of the time he barely showed significant emotions. He was quite tedious for most of the movie. 

Worst Supporting Actress: Dakota Johnson. Just like Aaron Paul her performance was insipid. 
Imogen Poots. Just like Dakota Johnson she did little to be convincing. 

Worst Supporting Actor: Michael Keaton. A commentator is supposed to have some sort of characteristic that appeals to a large audience. Michael Keaton failed in being an appealing commentator. 

Worst Director: Scott Waugh. It is obvious that all he did was sit/stand behind the sets and then hastefully stitch the scenes together. 

Worst Screenplay: George Gatins. In addition to the screenplay consisting of dull dialogue the story's twists and turns are too preposterous to be overlooked. 

Worst Screen Combination: Aaron Paul and Imogen Poots. There is little on-screen chemistry between them. This is because of the dull performances of Paul and Poots. 


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Post Options Post Options   Quote jesse685 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 15 2014 at 1:39am
I got back from seeing this. I have 2 different perspectives of what I thought of the film. 

From the perspective of a Need for Speed fan, I found it better than some of the recent games and dare I say it, this is what Need for Speed: Rivals should have been like to begin with. The script and dialogue are what I expected from the older games and I felt the film was nicely paced. The action was solid and well-handled.

From the perspective of a Razzie forum member, obviously the script could use some major "tune-ups" (Sorry, I felt like making that joke) and the acting I felt was alright and hilariously bad at the same time but it was expected from a video-game adaptation. The only nominations I would give are Worst Screenplay and Worst Supporting Actor for Dominic Cooper or Scott Mescudi.

NFS Fan Rating: 8/10
Razzie Forum Member Rating: 4/10

When you see or if you've seen the film already, what did you guys think? Who and what should or shouldn't be nominated for?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote oiram Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 12 2014 at 5:52pm
Vits is supposed to do that.
Elizabeth Hartman and Judith Barsi are more talented and beautiful than Scarlett Johansson and Chloe Grace Moretz. Fact.

Worst Supporting Actor: Brendan Fraser/Gimme Shelter and The Nut Job


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Post Options Post Options   Quote moviecritic1994 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 12 2014 at 5:12pm
RT consensus: "With stock characters and a preposterous plot, this noisily diverting video game adaptation fulfills a Need for Speed and little else". (25%)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote jesse685 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 12 2014 at 12:53am
The JESS-MEISTER's TAKE on NEED FOR CRITERION GAMES... I MEAN SPEED:

OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS, THE ONCE-GOOD FRANCHISE WE CALL NEED FOR SPEED HAS BEEN GOING DOWN A RAPIDLY DARK DECLINE, BOTH QUALITY-WISE AND WITH THE FAN-BASE. EVERYONE LOVED PAST GAMES SUCH AS UNDERGROUND, MOST WANTED AND CARBON BUT THE FEATURES THAT MADE THEM SO GREAT HAD BEEN TAKEN AWAY BY ONE MAN AND THE STUDIO HE WORKED AT: CRAIG SULLIVAN AND... CRITERION GAMES. THEIR FIRST NEED FOR SPEED GAME, A RE-IMAGINING OF HOT PURSUIT WAS ALRIGHT BUT WHEN THE TIME THEIR NEXT GAME CAME OUT, THEIR TAKE ON MOST WANTED DREW MASSIVE CRITICISM FROM THE HARD-CORE NEED FOR SPEED FANS, BRINGING SUCH FEATURES AS SHORT CAREER PROGRESSION, NO CUSTOMISATION AND SHOVING IN DRIFTING FOR 2 YEAR-OLDS, OVER-LONG CRASHING CUT-SCENES AND UN-REALISTIC JUMPS.

WITH A NEW STUDIO AT THE READY, NEED FOR SPEED: RIVALS LOOKED LIKE IT COULD'VE WON BACK SOME OF THE FANS BUT INSTEAD, WE GOT A SORRY-A** EXCUSE FOR CUSTOMISATION, THE SAME SH*T FROM MOST WANTED MENTIONED BEFORE AND A GAME SO BUGGY WHICH WAS CLEARLY NOT PLAY-TESTED ENOUGH TO MAKE SURE IT WAS MOSTLY FREE OF GAME-BREAKING BUGS, IT WAS RUSHED OUT ON TO THE MARKET TO TRY AND ATTEMPT TO MAKE QUICK BUCKS IN THE HOLIDAY SEASON BY NONE OTHER THAN TWO-TIME WORST COMPANY IN AMERICA "WINNER" ELECTRONIC ARTS (WORSER KNOWN AS EA!). SOME CONSIDERABLE TIME LATER AFTER THE GAME'S INITIAL RELEASE, THEY DIDN'T REALISE THAT THEIR GAME FLOPPED AND IN AN ATTEMPT TO TRY TO SQUEZZE MORE MONEY OUT OF US (BECAUSE THEY JUST LOVE WIPING MONEY ALL OVER THEIR F*CKING GREEDY A***S!), THEY SCAM US AND OVER-CHARGE FOR 2 CARS EACH WITHOUT ACTUALLY ADDING NEW CONTENT FOR US TO COMPLETE.

AND NOW, BECAUSE EA JUST CAN'T GET GREEDY ENOUGH, THEY ARE NOW TRYING TO ENTER THE WORLD OF GAME-BASED FILMS. YEAH, BECAUSE EVERY ONE OF THOSE HAVE SUCCEEDED BEFORE, RIGHT? ANYWAYS, DIRECTOR SCOTT WAUGH (WHO PREVIOUSLY DIRECTED ACT OF VALOUR, WHICH LOOKED LIKE EVERY SINGLE GENERIC MILITARY SHOOTER GAME OUT THERE) CLAIMS THAT THIS ADAPTATION OF NEED FOR SPEED IS "ACCURATE" AND "AUTHENTIC" TO REAL CAR RACING CULTURE (YEAH, BECAUSE "REAL" STREET RACERS RACE IN BUGATTI VEYRONs AND KOENIGSEGG AGERA Rs, RIGHT?). TO ADD TO THAT, YOU HAVE SH*TTY $300K CAR "REPLICAS" THAT LOOK NOTHING LIKE THE CARS THEY'RE BASED OFF, A BLAND ONE-DIMENSIONAL CAST OF ACTORS (EXCEPT FOR THE TALENTED AARON PAUL) AND A DULL, CHEESY SCRIPT WRITTEN BY AN OSCAR NOMINEE OUT OF ALL PEOPLE!!!

I WISH I COULD EXPLAIN MORE WITH YOU, BUT I MUST STOP NOW AS I'M IN... HOT PURSUIT RIGHT NOW SO, DO YOU THINK NEED FOR SPEED WILL CROSS THE LINE AND HELP EA BECOME THE MOST WANTED RAZZIE WINNER OF 2014? WILL THEY OVER-REV THE FILM TO THE POINT OF WHERE IT WILL "BLOW" THE FRANCHISE'S ENGINE? WELL, GET EVERYONE DRIFTING AND BEGIN YOUR RIVALRY WITH THE FILM NOW!!!


FIRST, I'M GONNA TAKE AWAY ANY CHANCE OF THE SCRIPT AND ACTING BEING DECENT, THEN I'M GONNA ADD SOME DRIFTING, CRASHING AND JUMPS. GET READY FOR THAT!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Vits Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 11 2014 at 4:56pm
I couldn't get enough of playing MELEE when I was younger. Too bad I don't know anyone who has any of the games of the franchise.
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My favorite series of games is the Super Smash Bros series
Non-famous actors can't be picky with roles. Besides, she played supporting characters in her previous movies.
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Why did she sign on to both this and That Awkward Moment if she had been doing so well with critics before?
A lot of non-actors with stage names use their real names when they start working in movies (like Chris Bridges, Curtis Jackson and (not at first) Dwayne Johnson).
Originally posted by oiram

Also worth mentioning is the acting debut of Kid Cudi, who in the advertisements is going by his real name Scott Mescudi. I don't know why. This isn't meant to be an avant-garde masterpiece.

He's more famous than Imogen, but still not a star big enough to be picky.
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Man Dominic. I enjoyed you in Captain America. I heard great things about you in The Devil's Double. Why are you in a bunch of these lesser movies?
If you've written most of it by now, sure. Why waste it?
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BTW guys, do you still want to see my take on the film if you're interested?
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most of you probably wouldn't get the jokes I make.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote GTAHater767 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 11 2014 at 2:06pm
To oiram: No, but I've never heard of a girl named "Imogen" either.

To moviecritic1994: Then if Need For Speed gets only a single nomination for Worst Supporting actor, the nomination would ideally be the one that covers the most other RAZZIE contenders.

To jesse685: I have a meager knowledge of the video game industry, and I remember how EA was voted Worst Company in America two years in a row. My take on that title is more of a "Yes and No" opinion. EA is the worst entertainment company in America, but the FOUR worst companies in the whole United States would be Koch Industries, Monsanto, the biggest oil corporation or conglomerate in America, and whichever bank on Wall Street is the dirtiest. But I digress. I, for one, will understand SOME of the jokes. Having never owned a PlayStation 2 or XBOX, nor any major PC ("Personal Computer", not "politically correct") games in more than a decade, I would know too little about the Need For Speed series in particular to make a write-up. I'm glad you did what I usually do for this forum.
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