Depending how you slice it, the Razzies – that annual event memorializing the worst achievements in cinema history – can be Science Fiction’s best or worst friends. I say this because the Razzies never fail to acknowledge yearly in their nominations process at least one (if not many) SciFi-ish properties. Naturally, these nominations pique the curiosity of a particular audience, persuading those folks to seek out and explore new films and new filmic situations … and that inevitably leads more people who aren’t normally interested in said genre to hate it even more.
That said, this year’s nominations are out. If you’re interested, then I’d encourage you to pop on over to Razzies.com for the full listing.
On the plus side, there are only two films I’d honestly classify as Science Fiction that received nominations for Worst Picture (thank you very much Transcendence and Transformers: Age of Extinction for being singled out) but there are a handful of others that tend to get ‘associated’ as SciFi due to the broadest definition possible (kudos to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and I, Frankenstein for lowering the bar). As they say, it is what it is, so there’s no use in crying over spilled blue milk. (Star Wars fans will get the reference.)
So may the lamentations begin!