There were a whole lot of bad movies last year, but after all the votes were tallied and the industry grudges settled, Hollywood officially named the worst film of 2012 yesterday at the 33rd annual Razzie Awards — and "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" was the clear
winner loser, earning Golden Raspberries in seven categories including Worst Picture.
But was it really the worst film of the year?
It's clear that the people voting for the Razzies thought so. Besides Worst Picture, "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" also won for Worst Actress (Kristen Stewart), Worst Director (Bill Condon), Worst Supporting Actor (Taylor Lautner), Worst Screen Ensemble, Worst Rip-Off, Remake or Sequel and Worst Screen Couple for the admittedly creepy pairing of Mackenzie Foy and Taylor Lautner.
"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" wasn't the only film being pilloried, of course. Adam Sandler, for instance, won Worst Actor for the second year in a row, for the truly terrible "That's My Boy" (which also won Worst Screenplay). And Rhianna was justifiably singled out as Worst Supporting Actress for her role in the mega-bomb "Battleship."
Still, we think these results are more about "Twilight" fatigue than "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" as an actual movie. Sure, it wasn't very good, but was it really that much worse than "John Carter," which somehow wasn't even nominated in a single category? And how did it beat out "The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure," which set an all-time record for the worst box office debut ever for a film appearing in more than 2,000 theaters?
Oh, well. At least there's one bit of silver lining: They can't possibly give any Razzies to "Twilight" next year, right?