Razzie Awards: The Last Airbender, Sex and the City 2 lead the razz pack
It was the film of 2010 that should not have been made.
There were warning signs from the start during the production of M. Night Shyamalan’s live-action film adaptation of the animated TV series Avatar: The Last Airbender. Fans of the show organized protests about the problematic ethnic casting of the film, raising much controversy about it. When it finally premiered, critics loathed it.
Last night’s Razzie Awards, the Golden Raspberry awards for the "berry" worst films of the year, confirmed what we knew all along. The Last Airbender led the winners by snapping up worst picture, worst director, worst screenplay, worst eye-gouging mis-use of 3-D, and worst supporting actor (Jackson Rathbone).
(Hopefully all these factors will be taken into consideration before a sequel, which is hinted at in the movie, is made.)
Sex and the City 2, which also turned off many fans, followed with three awards: worst sequel, worst screen ensemble, and worst actress (for all four lead actresses: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis).
Ashton Kutcher might want to spend less time Twittering and more time working on his craft as he won worst actor for both Killers and Valentine’s Day. Meanwhile, five-time nominee Jessica Alba was named worst supporting actress for The Killer Inside Me, Little Fockers, Machete, and Valentine’s Day.