Saturday, March 06, 2010

TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN AN EASY WINNER AT THE RAZZIES

Well, the Oscars go tomorrow, but tonight is the night for the worst movies of 2009 to have their due at the Golden Raspberry Awards, and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen took Worst Picture, Worst Director (Michael Bay) and Worst Screenplay. The entire list of Razzie winners is here.
So what do you have to say now, you folks who were all huffing and puffing and defending Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen when I wrote that article about that movie's box office performance last year for the Reject Report? I got so much hate mail for that article. That was back when the movie opened to a five-day total of $200 million, and I declared it the greatest box office opening ever for a movie this bad.

My point at the time was that it made no sense for people to throw away money on a movie that was clearly so awful, and after tonight, it makes even less sense. Usually the Razzie goes to a movie that is not only a bad movie but a big flop, too. Yet people paid good money to see this total piece of junk. A lot of it. It makes no sense.

You know, it's going to be really funny if The Hurt Locker wins the Oscar for Best Picture tomorrow, because that movie really made no money, no matter how much praise it got. It'll be funny if the Best Picture was a flop, while the Worst Picture was a huge, freaking hit. It will also make no sense, either.

What will be even funnier will be if Sandra Bullock wins Best Actress after what happened tonight, taking Worst Actress for her wretched performance in the terrible All About Steve.

Stay tuned to my usual coverage of the Academy Awards on Sunday here at the blog. Until then, you can check out my already out-of-date box office preview for this weekend.

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