2014 was a great year for movies. It’s when we got Richard Linklater’s Oscar-headed Boyhood, such great indie fair as Only Lovers Left Alive and Whiplash, and powerful performances all around. But there were also a great deal of duds. The 2014 Razzie Nominations have been released, and with it comes a list of the worst movies from the past year. Can you guess which ones made the cut?
Nominated for Worst Picture are:
Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas
The Legend of Hercules
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Transformers 4: Age of Ex-STINK-Tion (No, that’s not a typo.)
This sounds pretty accurate. TMNT and Transformers were pretty much neck and neck in the blockbuster genre. One grossly warped a beloved childhood franchise into a nightmarish-looking creature feature that cracked uncomfortable sexual jokes about Megan Fox. The other…well, we can’t get the image of Mark Wahlberg confidently nodding his head at Optimus Prime riding a giant T-Rex out of our heads. But even those two, along with The Legend of Hercules and Nic Cage’s hard-to-watch (and not for the right reasons) rapture drama Left Behind had action as their selling point. Kirk Cameron’s latest debauchery seemed like it’s only purpose was to pander to Christmas-loving Christians. And it was also kind of offensive. Last year, Movie 43 swept the most awards, but I think Cameron is gonna have a field day this time around. It’s already been named the worst movie of all time by IMDb.
Now, you might be asking yourself, what about Blended or A Million Ways to Die in the West or Tammy? The Razzies have saved a special spot in hell for these titles: among their list of the worst actors and actresses.
Nicolas Cage / Left Behind
Kirk Cameron / Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas
Kellan Lutz / The Legend of Hercules
Seth MacFarlane / A Million Ways To Die in the West
Adam Sandler / Blended
Sandler seems to land himself on this list every year. If it’s not for Blended, then it’s That’s My Boy or Jack and Jill. He’s the Razzie’s golden child, and they’re not letting him go.
Drew Barrymore / Blended
Cameron Diaz / The Other Woman and Sex Tape
Melissa McCarthy / Tammy
Charlize Theron / A Million Ways to Die in the West
Gaia Weiss / The Legend of Hercules
As for the actresses, Diaz seems like she has a real shot at taking home the prize. She’s in the Worst Actress category for two of her films, and she was borderline unbearable in both. Her career has been careening down a slope to C- and D-list rom-com country, but that’s better for her Razzie chances.
Take a look at the rest of the nominations.