The Golden Raspberry Awards or Razzie Awards is the reverse of the Oscars. Unlike the Oscars, in this award ceremony, the films claimed to be the worst are “honored”. It is like a parody of Award Shows. Most of the Awards given at Razzie are hated and most celebrities do not even attend. Though, the awards are meant for cinematically mediocre works or not-so-good works. But sometimes they get it wrong and do injustice to some of the good movies. Here are a few genuinely good movies that were done injustice with unfair Razzie awards.
The Shining did not deserve the Razzie Awards
Stanley Kubrick is one of the greatest directors in Hollywood, but Razzie Awards gave him the award of Worst Director for The Shining. When The Shining came out, the viewers were slightly put off because the director did not stick to the source material. But it is a widely agreed fact that The Shining is one of the best horror movies to ever be made in Hollywood. It is unsettling, disturbing, and true horror. With some of the greatest acting performances, the film did not even deserve the nominations let alone win the award.
Mommie Dearest was an iconic movie
Another genre-defining film in the horror genre is Mommie Dearest. It is only surprising that the movie received the Razzie Awards for the worst film. The movie has left a deep impact on the people who have watched it and consider it one of the best and most scary movies in Hollywood. The movie is still one of the most talked-about even after decades since its release in 1981. It also had some of the most memorable performances by the actors. Specifically, the acting of Faye Dunaway as Joan Crawford is now considered iconic. It was also a box office success.
Showgirls did not deserve the Worst Film win
People. sometimes, tend to hate or dislike stuff just because it is a common opinion. Just because the internet told them to. The same happened to the 1995 film, Showgirls. But in recent years, the way we watch content has changed and the audience has come to realize that it is actually a good movie. The way the movie highlights the negative sides of Hollywood and is a satire on the industry is appreciable. The movie is really good and people have talked about a remake. Though it was a product of its time, the movie never should have received the Worst Film Razzie Awards.
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is not as bad
It is not unknown that critics are not fans of the Transformers franchise. But the movie has always been a box office hit. The franchise has spawned five movies so far and has garnered some fan following. Though the movies aren’t so loved cinematically but are not that bad to receive the award for Worst Film at the Razzie Awards. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is a little cringe and has some bad jokes. But it delivers what the fans expect a Transformer film to be. Big robots with supercool powers, amazing CGI, and great action sequences.
Hudson Hawk just needed better marketing
It is almost impossible to imagine that a Bruce Willis movie would be nominated for the Razzie Awards, let alone win one. But Hudson Hawk did, it won the Worst Film award. But the movie is not really as bad. The movie is based on a heist, with Willis playing a thief who wants to make the ultimate heist before he retires. The movie, when it came out, wasn’t well received. But recently the audience has come to realize that it is not as bad as it was made out to be. It is whimsical and has some great musical numbers.