battlefield-earth

This month, Roger Christian’s Battlefield Earth won the Razzie for “Worst Movie of the Decade,” an award that screenwriter J.D. Shapiro (Robin Hood: Men in Tights) accepted in person. Today in the New York Post, Shapiro offered a mea culpa, explaining how it is he got involved with the “suckiest movie ever” and what it’s been like for him to deal with that legacy.

The post begins with Shapiro apologizing for the movie and explaining, “No one sets out to make a train wreck. Actually, comparing it to a train wreck isn’t really fair to train wrecks, because people actually want to watch those.” Hit the jump for some more quotes from the letter, and how Shapiro’s penis ended up being the proximate cause of one of the worst cinematic abominations of all time.

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30th Annual Razzie Award Winners Announced

Ironhide from Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

The Golden Raspberry Award Foundation have announced the “dis-hours” for the year in film that was 2009. Michael Bay and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen was the big “winner”, taking home three awards: Worst Screenplay (Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci must be proud), Worst Director and the not so coveted “Worst Picture of 2009″.

Sandra Bullock, who is up for a Best Actress Oscar at this year’s Academy Awards for the movie The Blind Side, takes home two dishonors: Worst Actress (for her performance in All About Steve) and Worst Screen Couple (shared with Bradley Cooper for, yes, All About Steve).Bullock had said that she would accept her award in person if she won, and was true to her word. You can watch a video clip of Bullock’s acceptance speech embedded after the jump.

The Razzies also awarded Battlefield Earth with Worst Picture of the Decade. Check out the full press release, which includes a full list of winners, after the jump.
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