“Batman v Superman” ‘Wins’ Four Razzie Awards

“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” has ‘won’ four Razzie Awards at the 2017 Golden Raspberry Awards, the annual awards which recognizes the worst the film industry has to offer.

The superhero film took home four of the ten awards on offer, including Worst Sequel and Worst Screenplay.

The four Razzies award to “Batman v Superman” were:

Worst Supporting Actor: Jesse Eisenberg

Worst Screen Combo: Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill

Worst Remake, Rip-off, or Sequel: “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”

Worst Screenplay: “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” Written by Chris Terrio and David S. Goyer

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Guest

The fact that BvS won Razzies and Max Steel wasn’t even nominated for a single Razzie just proves you shouldn’t take this seriously. This was more about buzz and web traffic than deserving to be called worst of the worst.
Well except for, Worst Supporting Actor: Jesse Eisenberg…….that was…..well…..how can you…….I mean…….that’s our Lex Luthor………I need a drink.

DE-EL
Member

Wait, Max Steel WASN’T nominated?! That piece of crap wasn’t even nominated? You can’t be serious…

Guest

Movies with worse reviews and made less money that were not even nominated: Ice Age: Collision Course, The 5th Wave, The Divergent Series: Allegiant, Warcraft, Get a Job, When the Bough Breaks, Nina, The Choice, Man Down, The Sea of Trees, Search Party, Norm of the North, Nine Lives and Max Steel

DE-EL
Member

Oh, see now, that’s ridiculous. There HAS to be some form of prejudice going around. I mean, come on. Get a job and Warcraft alone shouldn’t have just been nominated. They should’ve won. Who runs these ceremonies anyway…

sundevil82
Member

Yeah the movie is flawed For sure, but razzies? Give me a break.

Norm of the North. Independence Day 2. The 5th wave. Dirty grandpa. The boss. Ride along 2 . The woods. Zoolander 2. Big fat Greek wedding 2… Shall I go on? Talk about being blown out of proportion.

Guest

Well no one would have cared if anything else won.

MattComics
Member

Earned it. But don’t blame Henry.

victor4782
Member

Indeed, if anything the writers cared nothing about him in the first place. He was the foundation and they spent to much time stepping on him than building him up.

Super El
Member

Eh, worst screen combo might just imply the fact that Ben and Henry’s Chemestry was terrible.

I’m pretty sure that aren’t blaming the individual actors for the terrible script

victor4782
Member

WELL DESERVED!!! This movie was terrible, a disappointment to the DCEU. It proves that DC’s rushing their franchise so as to compete with Marvel.

Terrible screenplay that some people claim is redeemed in the extended cut, its no better. Jesse was a terrible Lex, I missed all the Lex Luthors that came before him. I was willing to give Ben Affleck a chance but in the end he made me miss Christian Bale.

So glad Suicide Squad didn’t win anything, it was the superior DCEU movie of 2016.

car2nst
Member
The Razzies are as useless as RottenTomtoes.com. I loved BvS (was not perfect) but the general consensus I have read on countless forums seems to be 50/50….FAR from being a winner of flops…and yet these so called critics (a VAST minority of the total viewers) seem to think this is the lowest of the low. The negativity around this is like a disease that spreads. If you didn’t like the movie legitimately that is fine & your right, but don’t tell me every aspect of the movie was horrible and sit there & say it was the worst of the… Read more »
redcape
Member

Excellent points and right on the money. When it comes to these phony Razzies why they have any credibility at all is amazing.
The Razzies belong under the now famous label of being, “FAKE”.
In other words they have NO credibility. They just pick out high profile movies that were or still are controversial. And just for the record Suicide Squad was not any wheres near UN-entertaining movie that it was made out to be.

redcape
Member

One other thing. When they held advanced screenings of BvS it was met with very favorable reviews. It wasn’t until the opening day that Rotten Tomatoes managed to set a ruinous tone. It was all over the internet. So there is a large portion of movie reporters that apparently once their popcorn bag is empty their ability to pay attention dribbles out their ears.

Super El
Member
Critics lambasted Suicide Squad worse than Ghostbusters(2016). Yet didn’t matter then, where the overwhelming negative response from the critics didn’t stop SS from being a critical success nor did the positive reviews stop Ghostbusters from bombing horribly in the only way it counts, in the box office. There is a clear disconnect between audiences and critics alike. There has been for a very long while. All Rotten Tomatoes does is average “every” review out. The movie did fine, and it’s already getting a sequel. Rotten Tomatoes is just a concise scapegoat for you guys at this point, due to the… Read more »
sundevil82
Member

suicide squad just one an Oscar lol

Kal-Ed
Member

Best Makeup and hair. At least that.

NeoRanger
Member
That’s not entirely true. For one thing, reports of advanced screenings aren’t completely reliable; there’s a lot of misreporting when it comes to those. For another, the generally positive view of the movie during very early screenings for select few (months before release) were, reportedly, of the full three-hour cut. The problem with RT isn’t the critics themselves, it’s the binary logic it encourages. It gives percentages, based on a ‘yay’ or ‘nay’; it’s a movie-going guide, it doesn’t grade the quality of a movie. Of course the damage was done and it has become extremely popular hating on BvS;… Read more »
redcape
Member

Well….all that might be true but RT was (and is) a vehicle that has gotten what appears to be more so excepted as an indicator of whether or not a particular movie is worth watching. After BvS was released you were hard pressed to read or hear about the movie and it’s negative critical impressions directly from Rotten Tomatoes. To me it’s just another stupid internet site that has some how managed to gain credibility.

NeoRanger
Member

One of two typical Oscar bait movies wins Best Picture.
The highest-profile controversial movie wins 4 Razzies.

Who needs taking movies seriously, amirite guys?

LarGand
Member

This is garbage – they just jumped all over ‘BvS’ because they thought doing so would generate the most publicity for them by stirring up fanboy outrage and internet buzz. For heavens’ sake, this is a year that gave the world ‘Dirty Grandpa’ and ‘Zoolander 2’, yet the Razzies choose to jump all over ‘BvS’ because … I don’t know … Ben Affleck, or something.

Also, ‘Suicide Squad’ just won an Oscar. The world has never been stupider than it is today.

Kal-Ed
Member

I still can’t get all the negativity surrounding it. People kind of expected something else entirely and when they don’t they start complaining. While certainly it was not what I was expecting I’ve come to enjoy and appreciate it very much and I was just glad that the two heroes were finally paired on the screen together after spending so much time in the limbo of development hell. DC films should NOT be like Marvel at all.
Kudos to all who were involved. They’ve been treated unfairly but the efforts to entertain was magnificent in my opinion.

Hollywood
Member

Clearly another part of the underhanded conspiracy among critics to make BvS look bad…

Hollywood
Member

Everyone knows I’m being sarcastic right…?

NeoRanger
Member

Yep XD

Hollywood
Member

Okay good. Some of the following responses had me worried folks thought I was serious. :X

sundevil82
Member

I wasn’t referring to your comment with mine. I could tell your comment was tongue in cheek, but there definitely are people who are really divorced from reality when it comes to this film

sundevil82
Member
I don’t think the movie is terrible, but I don’t understand how people think there is a conspiracy against the movie. I believe in 10 years this movie will be like Superman Returns, where certain scenes are fun to watch, but to sit through the entirety will be a chore. I wanted to love the movie I really did, but if I’m being completely honest with myself and to all of you, my love for superman and batman made me give this movie more goodwill then it deserved. I do my part as a Superman fan defending it to friends… Read more »
NeoRanger
Member
Not many people seriously think there is a conspiracy against the movie; I think it’s mostly frustrating that Marvel is being propped up as wonderful for producing essentially the same movie time and again and the moment DC steps out with something that’s significantly different, it’s being shot to hell, particularly by critics. People tend to forget that critics don’t exist to rate the quality of a movie, their job is to let people know whether or not they should pay 10 bucks + popcorn and soda to watch a movie in theaters. For what’s worth, my best friend (who… Read more »
Supermaniac
Guest
Marvel is being propped up as wonderful for producing essentially the same movie time and again I hear this a lot about Marvel movies. The thing is, essentially the comics are pretty much the same thing time and again, so it really shouldn’t be a surprise when the movies reflect this. the moment DC steps out with something that’s significantly different, it’s being shot to hell, particularly by critics. I don’t think the critical review had much to do with S v B being different, it had more with the fact that it’s just a really sloppy movie. B v… Read more »
NeoRanger
Member
I hear this a lot about Marvel movies. The thing is, essentially the comics are pretty much the same thing time and again, so it really shouldn’t be a surprise when the movies reflect this. Really? Hmm, I thought I was the only one who thought that, never heard it before. In any case, the point is that all their movies follow the same structure, look the same, sound the same and go through the same steps. They found a good formula with Iron Man and they are milking it. Good for them; most their movies are of decent quality… Read more »
Supermaniac
Guest

I see what you’re saying — that makes sense.

Steve Wright
Editor

The Razzies have never been serious and don’t even try to hide that. They pick movies that will get them on the websites and news. BvS is the perfect choice for them. The critics liked it and the fans were divided. And now it’s starting to bee seen in a much more favorable light since the extended version. So what better way to get the fans in an uproar and get publicity then using the movie?

Supermaniac
Guest

“The critics liked it”

I think that’s stretching it a bit. Batman v Superman gets a score of 27% on Rotten Tomatoes, and of audience score of 64%. The movie dropped 69% it’s second week — marking the most severe second weekend decline on a percentage basis for a major film featuring either Batman or Superman. That suggests not only were the critics not wowed, the general audiences weren’t, either.

I agree, though, that the Razzies are just a way to thumb their noses at big studio stinkers.

Steve Wright
Editor

I actually meant to put the critics didn’t like it. My Bad on that one. My point was that the critics hated it and the fans were divided. Which made it a movie that everyone was talking about.

Super El
Member

(The critics liked it and the fans were divided.)
That’s not true. It’s actually the other way around. Critics hated it and fans were divided. Most fans, according to RT, actually thought it was ok, although there is legit division.

NeoRanger
Member

That’s not true either. The move has a 4.8/10 rating on RT, which doesn’t point to hate, it points to a divide. Fans were also divided, but that was expected from even before the movie launched. Audiences as a whole are ‘generally favourable’ towards the movie, across RT, Metacritic and IMDB. The most damning thing about BvS remains the Cinemascore, which is undoubtedly low at merely a “B”.

Hollywood
Member

#standwithrazzies

macca38
Member

Not suprised but I’m sure other films could’ve pipped it. Anyone who reads my messages will know my feelings on Snyder productions & this just illustrates the disappointment of this film. Man Of Steel was better, Superman Returns was better again despite issues. I’m waiting on Snyder & Warners parting company, a new batch of Superman films which deliver but tv show would be preferable.

Hollywood
Member

Well hey, if no one else will say it, I will.

Congrats Batman v Superman for finally winning some awards! :)

manofsteel
Member

Goes to show how much blind hate exists for this movie. No way did it deserve these Razzies. It’s just their opinion, and it’s a stupid opinion.

redcape
Member

Correct…….same thing can be said regarding the movie critics that caused a low rating on RT.

Bea1968
Member
You are right about these so-called critics. Low RT score is often used as the ultimate proof that BvS is bad, but it is an illusion (or lie). When you look closely at the reviews (and many people did it) you would find something interesting. Most reviews (including many posistive ones) are highly un-professional – they are just subjective opinion pieces, using hyperboles and expressing preconceived notions of the viewer. Reviews that actually analyze the movie are positive (even glowing). It is sad that moviegoers trust “critics” as professionals to tell them which movie is good or bad, but most… Read more »
manofsteel
Member

Yep. Facts are, people who were underwhelmed with the Theatrical Cut have come to appreciate Snyder’s true vision in the Ultimate Edition. Not liking Batman or Superman’s characterisation doesn’t make the film bad. But that’s the argument the other side uses.

Bea1968
Member

True. It is natural that fans are biased and think a movie is bad if they don’t get what they want. Our perceptions are subjective and we are entitled to it, even if our confirmation bias deprives us of new, interesting experiences. The critics, however, should not get a pass for it, because their opinions are treated as the only “objective truth”. When they act like amteurs (or click-bait addicts) they betray the public trust and influence the trends in pop culture that can lead to its downfall. I consider it despicable.

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