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When you’re celebrating the worst of something, it’s impossible to get it right. Just like everyone’s favorite movies are subjective, so are the bad, but then there’s a whole other level missing. You go out to movies hoping for them to be good. Very few people seek out the really bad movies – at least not on initial release. So unless you see every single movie that comes out in a year, really, you’re just picking the worse movies you saw, not the worst movies period. Or even worse, the movies someone thinks are bad without watching them.

That’s just one of a hundred reasons The Razzies are so useless. Sure it’s funny in theory to crown the worst movies of the year, but the process by which they choose their short list of nominees is a total mystery. For example this year, Noah, a movie with a fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, is a possible nominee. If this was being serious, shouldn’t something like that be automatically be crossed off? Do they really hate a movie like The Interview or is it just included because it’s popular at the moment? Is that the same reason why seemingly every single possible actor mentioned is incredibly famous?¬†There are a ton of questions raised, but very few answered, by the 2014 Razzie nominations short list which you can see below.

Here’s the full 2014 Razzie nominations short list via their website. Feel free to discuss your thoughts about it below.

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

Look – it’s hard to deny that a lot of those movies are really bad. The ones that I actually saw on the list – Transcendence, A Million Ways To Die In The West, Ninja Turtles, Transformers: Age of Extinction, are all pretty bad. Others, like The Expendables III, Noah or The Interview, I actually like. That doesn’t make them good, but not the worst of the year. Still, I’m probably taking this way too seriously not to mention these aren’t even the final 2014 Razzie nominations anywhere. It’s just the short list. But there are definitely lots of very bad movies that aren’t mentioned here, probably because they just aren’t as funny to nominate.

Any thoughts on this list?

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