'Twilight' Finale Leads Razzie Awards Race For Worst Picture Of 2012
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 was nominated for 11 Razzie nominations yesterday, including worst picture, worst actor for Robert Pattinson, worst actress for Kristin Stewart, and Ashley Green for worst supporting actress. Greene's nomination is, of course, SUPER weird, since Ashley Greene was, far and away, the best part of that movie. Am I thinking of the right Ashley Greene?
OHH, I was thinking of the female extra in the coffee shop scene. I get it now.
Despite every installment in the Twilight series receiving multiple nominations, it's never won any of the big "Worst Of" awards. It seems, though, that the Razzies were simply waiting for the finale to recognize Twilight. "This is our equivalent to 'The Lord of the Rings.' It's our members' last chance to razz 'Twilight.'"
While it's maybe unfair to compare Twilight to Lord of the Rings, I can't help but think that if Twilight had had even ONE sweet Gandalf-like wizard character. He could have functioned as the voice of maturity, wisdom, and reason the film needed all along.
"How could they be so concerned for their ridiculous high school relationship?"
Kristen Stewart was nominated not only for her role as in Breaking Dawn 2, but also for for Snow White and the Huntsman, making her a dual-nominee, which would be an honor if winning a Razzie was in any way an honor. At least she was nominated twice in the same category — Tyler Perry was nominated for both Worst Actor AND Worst Actress, since he made one of those Madea movies this year AND played a man in some movie.
Bridging the gender-gap, one god-awful movie at a time.
While it's certainly fun to make fun of Twilight — and don't get me wrong, it is ludicrous — I still can never really get on board with The Razzies. I mean, it's an awards ceremony intended only to tear down the work of others. It's contributing nothing to society writ large — this is basically a formalized venue for internet trolls. When grown-ups see something they don't like, they move on with their lives. They don't sit there, dig in, and dwell on it. They move on, think about the things they love, like their children, or licorice, or sunshine. The way the Razzies are set up right now is just... I don't know. Spiteful. Mean-spirited.
But here I am razzing the Razzies! I don't know if I deserve a Razzie or the Razzies deserve a Razzie. Perhaps we all deserve a Razzie for encouraging the Razzies, which will in turn encourage the Razzies, making more and more Razzies leading to the ever-compounding awarding of Razzies.
I'm a favorite for the "Worst Attempt At Being Meta" Razzie.
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