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Best Worst Picture Bracket Game Winner


 

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Most of our bracket games run for a couple of weeks, but this one is a little different in that it ties into the completion of a series that ran for nine months.  As such, crowning the winner feels like we have come to the end of a lengthy journey.  As you can see from the picture above, the title of Best Worst Picture has been awarded to John Travolta’s ultimate vanity project, Battlefield Earth.

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Best Worst Picture Bracket Game: Mommie Dearest Vs. Battlefield Earth


Mommie Dearest Vs. Battlefield Earth

That wasn’t really close.  Battlefield Earth annihilated I Know Who Killed Me with over 80% of the votes.  That means you’re looking at our two finalists right here.  It’s Mommie Dearest vs. Battlefield Earth for the title of Best Worst Picture.

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Best Worst Picture Bracket Game: Battlefield Earth Vs. I Know Who Killed Me


Battlefield Earth Vs. I Know Who Killed Me

If you’re still coping with the fact that the weekly Golden Raspberry articles have caught up to current day, never fear.  We’re going to ease you off your Razzie addiction with a few more days of the Best Worst Picture Bracket Game.  Today’s match-up is between a torture porn movie and a movie that is just plain torture.

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Best Worst Picture Bracket Game: Battlefield Earth Vs Wild Wild West


Battlefield Earth Vs. Wild Wild West

The most obvious connection between Battlefield Earth and Wild Wild West is that they both have science fiction elements.  Battlefield Earth is futuristic taking place in a world in which humans have been enslaved by giant dread-locked aliens.  Wild Wild West is a rare cinematic take on the subgenre of steam punk.  Unfortunately, its failure poisoned the water for anyone else who might have been thinking of following suit.  But there’s another connection which is admittedly a bit of a stretch.

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Best Worst Picture Bracket Game: The Postman Vs. Battlefield Earth


Postman Vs. Battlefield Earth

Movie stars reigned supreme in the nineties.  An actor who had demonstrated drawing power at the box office could jump-start their pet project even when no one else believed in it.  At least two of the decade’s biggest stars decided that the best use of their cache was a sci-fi opus that meant something.  The Postman attempted to make audiences appreciate the simple gifts a central government brings like daily mail whereas Battlefield Earth tried to cover it’s pro-Scientology message with Star Wars window dressing.  But critics and audiences alike found these movies more ridiculous than enlightening.

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Golden Raspberry Awards: Worst of the Decade – 2000’s


Razzies 2000s

The Golden Raspberries started off as an informal joke.  Something for a publicist and his friends to do after the Oscars had ended.  Over time, it has become and enduring and irreverent tradition.  In theory, The Razzies poke fun at the worst movies of the year.  But like any awards ceremony, the Razzies frequently make the wrong call.  We’re going back and looking at the history of the Golden Raspberry Awards one year at a time.

Every ten years or so, the Razzies look back at some of their least favorite movies.  On the occasion of their thirtieth annual awards ceremony, they looked back at their third decade and proclaimed that Battlefield Earth was still terrible.

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Golden Raspberry Awards: Worst of the First 25 Years


Razzies 25 Years

The Golden Raspberries started off as an informal joke.  Something for a publicist and his friends to do after the Oscars had ended.  Over time, it has become and enduring and irreverent tradition.  In theory, The Razzies poke fun at the worst movies of the year.  But like any awards ceremony, the Razzies frequently make the wrong call.  We’re going back and looking at the history of the Golden Raspberry Awards one year at a time.

As part of the twenty-fifth annual ceremony, the Razzies got retrospective.  Despite the fact that they had just done a 20-year recap five years prior, they decided to issue another set of special awards covering the first 25 years of their rich cinematic history.  They also took the chance to give an award to a frequent nominee who had never won before.

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Golden Raspberry Awards: 2000


Razzies 2000

The Golden Raspberries started off as an informal joke.  Something for a publicist and his friends to do after the Oscars had ended.  Over time, it has become and enduring and irreverent tradition.  In theory, The Razzies poke fun at the worst movies of the year.  But like any awards ceremony, the Razzies frequently make the wrong call.  We’re going back and looking at the history of the Golden Raspberry Awards one year at a time.

The twenty-first annual Razzies nominated the movies of 2000.   How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Cast Away were the highest-grossing movies that year.  Gladiator won Best Picture while Steven Soderbergh took home Best Director for Traffic.  Meanwhile, the Razzies were consumed in an intergalactic conflict with Earth as its battlefield.

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Movies that were supposed to launch franchises (but didn’t) Pt. 1


 

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In journalism classes, they teach you never to refer to something as “first annual”.  No matter how good the intentions, sometimes events that are planned as annual never have a second installment.  The same is true in movies.  Some films were clearly intended to launch long-lasting franchises but act two never came.

What follows is a cautionary tale about what can happen when a franchise dies out after the first installment.

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