Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and final “Twilight” film “Breaking Dawn, Part 2” have scored a perfect l0 Razzie nominations, making it the worst film in the history of awards that recognize the worst in filmmaking. Why do the critics hate it, when fans love it?
Hardly anyone was spared in the Razzie rout.
The nominations are for Worst Picture, Worst Actor (Robert Pattinson), Worst Actress (Kristen Stewart) and Worst Supporting Actress and Actor (Taylor Lautner)
Wait there’s more.
It also scored noms for Worst Screen Ensemble, Worst Director (Bill Condon), Worst Screenplay and unusual competing nominations for Worst Screen Couple: Pattinson and Stewart verses Lautner and his on-screen imprint Mackenzie Foy.
“That’s My Boy” scored eight nominations and “Battleship” scored seven, including a worst supporting actress nod for Rihanna’s film debut.
If the “Twilight” film sweeps all categories, at least it won’t set a precedent. Adam Sandler’s film “Jack & Jill” already has that honor. It was the first film to sweep all 10 categories last year.
“Breaking Dawn, Part 1” was nominated in nine out of ten categories last year, only missing out on the worst supporting actor razzie.
The nominations, of course, beg the question: How can ll of the “Twilight” films be huge commercial success and such critical flops.
“Breaking Dawn, Part 2” ended up with a less than satisfactory critical rating of 48 percent on rottentomatoes.com, which tracks reviews. Even so, the film grossed $289 million domestically and more than $800 million worldwide at the box office.
A sampling of reviews found that most top critics thought the movie was simply “mundane,” “dull,” “all talk and no action.”
“It’s a movie so dull you might start yanking on your own head after about an hour,” wrote Mick LaSalle of the San Francisco Chronicle, illustrating that view.
Other critics considered the films overly sentimental, while the three top actors, Pattinson, Stewart and Lautner were scored for their stiff acting. Still others slammed the source material, Stephenie Meyer’s books.
Jacob’s imprint on Bella’s daughter was branded the most awkward way to resolve a love triangle since Luke found out Leia was his sister in Star Wars,” wrote the Memphis Commercial Appeal’s John Beifuss.
In short, there just may be no accounting for taste. But in the end, the fans, not critics, count the most.
The 657 Voting Members of the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation pick the nominees and winners. The 33rd Razzies will be presented on Feb. 23, the night before the 85th Academy Awards. Be sure to follow TheImproper on Twitter for all the latest updates.