'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' Sweeps the Razzie Awards

Saturday, 25 February 2017 - 7:50PM
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Saturday, 25 February 2017 - 7:50PM
'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' Sweeps the Razzie Awards
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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice met most of its expectations when it came out last March, which is to say, it made lots of money despite being a mess. It was bad enough that the current Batman, the Oscar-winning Ben Affleck, was very upset with how it all turned out. But Oscar or not, he was "honored" along with the rest of the film at the 37th Golden Raspberry Awards.

For those who don't know, the Golden Raspberries (aka the Razzies) honor the worst movies of the past year, and always come out the day before the Academy Awards. Since the trophies are given out in good fun, they encourage the winners to "own their Razzies" and laugh at themselves for a night. And this year, no film did "better" than Batman v Superman.

Batman v Superman won a total of four Razzie awards, including both "Worst Screenplay" and "Worst Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel." Jessie Eisenberg won "Worst Supporting Actor" for his chattery Lex Luthor, and both Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill won "Worst Screen Combo" for their work as the two most iconic characters in fiction. The Razzies referred to critic Eric D Snider's comparison between watching the film and "putting your head in a beehive for two and a half hours."

Both Affleck and Cavill were also nominated for "Worst Actor," but that ultimately went to Dinesh D'Souza in Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party. D'Souza's anti-Hillary Clinton documentary, which was cited as "an embarrassment for Republicans, Americans, and pretty much the rest of humankind," also won "Worst Picture" for the year; D'Souza appeared to accept his award, suggesting his fans would enjoy the negative publicity from the apparently elitist Golden Raspberries. Beyond that, Zoolander 2 had as many nominations as Batman v Superman but less wins, so good for them.

Here's the full presentation, including a redemption award for Mel Gibson and a surprisingly touching "In Memoriam" moment:


Hopefully The Batman will be better for Affleck, and hopefully Wonder Woman and Justice League will be better for DC, otherwise we'll be writing a similar article this time next year. And while we don't enjoy giving Affleck such a hard time, there simply won't be a better opportunity to use this gif:

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