Ninja Turtles, Transformers make short list for Razzies worst films of the year awards

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Jan 5, 2015

It’s not quite the typical award season, but nominations for the 2014 edition of the Razzies have been announced, and sci-fi fare is well represented among the worst of the worst.

The list includes a few obvious repeat offenders — i.e. Michael Bay’s explosion-tastic Transformers franchise — as well as a few newcomers, such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and I, Frankenstein. The swords-and-sandals flop Legend of Hercules (the one not starring the Rock) is also up for more than a few categories.

As far as the genre entries are concerned, there aren’t a ton of surprises here. Nominations for “Worst Picture” include Transcendence, The Legend of Hercules, A Haunted House 2, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Left Behind, Transformers: Age of Extinction and I, Frankenstein. On top of that, The Legend of Hercules, A Haunted House 2, Transformers: Age of Extinction, I, Frankenstein and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are all up for “Worst Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel.”

Check out the full nominees list below, and let us know who you think does (or doesn’t) deserve to make the cut:

Worst Picture:

  • Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas
  • Transcendence
  • A Million Ways to Die in the West
  • Atlas Shrugged: Part III
  • The Legend of Hercules
  • Sex Tape
  • A Haunted House 2
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Left Behind
  • The Interview
  • Transformers: Age of Extinction
  • I, Frankenstein

Worst remake, rip-off or sequel:

  • Noah
  • The Legend of Hercules
  • Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return
  • A Haunted House 2
  • The Expendables 3
  • Atlas Shrugged: Part III
  • Annie (RAZZable Remake of a 1981 Worst Picture Nominee)
  • Exodus: Gods and Kings
  • Endless Love (Yet Another RAZZable Remake of a 1981 Worst Picture Nominee)
  • Pompeii
  • Transformers: Age of Extinction
  • I, Frankenstein
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Worst Screenplay:

  • Transformers: Age of Extinction
  • A Haunted House 2
  • Pompeii
  • The Legend of Hercules
  • Sex Tape
  • Endless Love
  • Left Behind
  • The Expendables 3
  • Winter's Tale
  • Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas
  • Atlas Shrugged: Part III
  • A Million Ways to Die in the West
  • Noah
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Transcendence
  • I, Frankenstein

Worst Screen Combo:

  • Any Two Robots, Actors (or Robotic Actors) Transformers: Age of Extinction
  • James Franco & EITHER Seth Rogen or Randall Park (Kim Jong Un) / The Interview
  • Kellan Lutz and EITHER His Abs, His Pecs or His Glutes / LEGEND of HERCULES
  • The Entire Cast of The Expendables 3
  • The Entire Cast of Atlas Shrugged: Part III
  • Seth MacFarlane and Charlize Theron / A Million Ways to Die in the West
  • The "Rock Monsters" / Noah
  • Johnny Depp and His "Virtual Doppelganger" / Transcendence
  • Alex Pettyfer and Gabriella Wilde / Endless Love
  • Kirk Cameron and His Ego / Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas
  • Cameron Diaz & Jason Segel / Sex Tape

Worst Director:

  • James Manera / Atlas Shrugged: Part III
  • Jake Kasdan / Sex Tape
  • Darren Aronofsky / Noah
  • Seth MacFarlane / A Million Ways to Die in the West
  • Jonathan Liebesman / Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Renny Harlin / The Legend of Hercules
  • Michael Tiddes / A Haunted House 2
  • Michael Bay / Transformers: Age of Extinction
  • Wally Pfister / Transcendence
  • Darren Doane / Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas
  • Vic Armstrong / Left Behind

Worst Supporting Actor:

  • Shaquille O'Neal / Blended
  • Johnathon Schaech / The Legend of Hercules
  • Kelsey Grammer / The Expendables 3 and Transformers: Age of Extinction
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger / The Expendables 3
  • Morgan Freeman / Transcendence
  • Jack Black / Sex Tape
  • Liam Neeson / A Million Ways to Die in the West
  • Russell Crowe / Winter's Tale
  • Mel Gibson / The Expendables 3
  • Kiefer Sutherland / Pompeii
  • T.J. Miller / Transformers: Age of Extinction

Worst Supporting Actress:

  • Sophia Myles / Transformers: Age of Extinction
  • Jaime Pressly / A Haunted House 2
  • Susan Sarandon / Tammy
  • Bridgette Cameron / Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas
  • Carrie-Anne Moss / Pompeii
  • Amanda Seyfried / A Million Ways to Die in the West
  • Cameron Diaz / Annie
  • Megan Fox / Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Jane Fonda / This Is Where I Leave You
  • Emily Browning / Pompeii
  • Nicola Peltz (The Newest Michael Bay "Discovery") Transformers: Age of Extinction

Worst Actress:

  • Charlize Theron / A Million Ways to Die in the West
  • Elizabeth Banks / Walk of Shame
  • Jennifer Aniston / Horrible Bosses 2
  • Cameron Diaz / The Other Woman and Sex Tape
  • Gabriella Wilde / Endless Love
  • Nicole Kidman / Before I Go to Sleep
  • Melissa McCarthy / Tammy
  • Drew Barrymore / Blended
  • Gaia Weiss / The Legend of Hercules
  • Lea Michele (Voice Only) Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return

Worst Actor:

  • Seth MacFarlane / A Million Ways to Die in the West
  • Johnny Depp / Transcendence
  • Adam Sandler / Blended
  • Seth Rogen / The Interview
  • Kellan Lutz / The Legend of Hercules
  • Marlon Wayans / A Haunted House 2
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger / Sabotage
  • Aaron Eckhart / I, Frankenstein
  • Alex Pettyfer / Endless Love
  • Kirk Cameron /Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas
  • James Franco / The Interview
  • Nicolas Cage / Left Behind

(Via Movie Web)