In the entertainment world, February is typically known as Oscars month, but there's one awards show the day after which is starting to get plenty of attention as well: The Razzies!
Next year will mark the 33rd anniversary of the Golden Raspberry Awards, which celebrates the most craptacular movies and actors of the year. We're not totally finished with 2012, but there are some flicks which we're pretty confident will be taking home one or more of those infamous awards. Check out our picks for the top 10 surefire Razzie winners of this year!
1. A Thousand Words
Starring: Eddie Murphy
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 0% rating after 54 reviews
Given how bad his previous movies have been, you'd think one where Eddie doesn't speak might be an improvement. Sadly, that's not the case. This flick was completed in 2008, but various budget and legal issues kept the flick under wraps until this year. Jack McCall (Eddie) meets with a spiritual guru and finds a tree in his backyard after; with each word he speaks, a leaf falls off. The crew and equipment can be viewed in some scenes and the acting is downright terrible. Need proof? NOBODY on Rotten Tomatoes had one good thing to say about it, based on its 0% rating.
2. The Cold Light of Day
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 6% rating after 33 reviews
A young wall street trader (Henry) searches for answers after his family is kidnapped and he tries to outsmart the people responsible: intelligence agents looking to recover a mysterious briefcase. The product placement throughout the movie makes it seem more like a reality show than a Hollywood movie and the storyline is painfully predictable. Plus, we're still unclear on how a Wall Street trader can outsmart trained CIA agents.
3. The Devil Inside
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 7% rating after 76 reviews
You know a flick is bad when the more than generous movie reviewers at Entertainment Weekly gave it an "F." Isabella (Fernanda) sets out to make a documentary to find out what happened to her mother, who murdered three clergy people. She meets with priests who explain her mother's condition could be an extra-human possession. There are several reports of movie-goers booing at the end of the flick and Fernanda's performance has been deemed to be among the very worst of the year.
4. Piranha 3DD
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 16% rating after 72 reviews
A movie starring Hasselhoff and Busey? What could have possibly gone wrong here?! A pre-historic school of blood thirsty piranhas make their way into a newly opened waterpark, but it's just not believable because the special effects could have been done by a first-year college student. Plus, it's just too hard to take anything Busey does seriously, even in an intentionally campy flick.
5. The Watch
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 17% rating after 144 reviews
Four men who find a neighborhood watch group to escape their boring family life suddenly find themselves defending the earth from an alien invasion. Even by Ben's standards, this movie is pretty awful. Moviegoers seemed to think so too -- despite its hefty $68 million budget, it only took home $34 million at the box office.
6. That's My Boy
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 21% rating after 109 reviews
Okay, seriously...has Adam Sandler ever done a good movie? He plays the role of Donny, absentee parent to Todd (Andy), who was abandoned after his 18th birthday and mortfied to find Donny crashing his wedding after having not spoken to him in years. The laughs and gags are this are typically predictable for a Sandler flick and fans might start to be thinking the same since it lost money at the box office after expenses.
7. What to Expect When You're Expecting
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 22% rating after 129 reviews
There have been worse rom-coms in history. It doesn't excuse the fact that this one is still painfully hokey and cheesy. Cameron and Jennifer have shown they can act and are simply better than this. As for Brooklyn? The verdict is still out on that one.
8. The Raven
Starring: John Cusack
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 22% rating based on 123 reviews
There have been numerous versions of this movie over the years, but this one is by far the worst of them. John plays the role of poet Edgar Allen Poe and we're willing to bet he's rolling over in his grave over this one.
9. This Means War
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 26% rating after 164 reviews
Two CIA agents wage an epic war against one another after finding out they are dating the same woman. Critics universally panned the movie and called it a career lowlight for all three of them. We have to agree. The dialogue is forced, the plotline is simply not believable and there's no chemistry between any of the actors.
10. The Lucky One
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 20% rating after 139 reviews
Taylor simply didn't show up for this movie. They could have brought in a watering plant and it would have had the same range of emotions. And we love Zac, but we're simply not willing to believe that he is a hardened war vet after multiple tours in Iraq.
What do you think is the worst movie of 2012 so far?
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