Posted on Wednesday, January 21st, 2009 by Brendon Connelly
Published today are the finalised list of nominations for the Golden Raspberries, or Razzies. As ever, they’ve been announced the day before the Oscars but, this time, they contain a film I’d say is better in many respects than some of those we can expect to see heralded by the Academy.
That film would be M. Night Shyamalan’s The Happening, nominated for worst picture, director, screenplay and actor. Surely this is ludicrous? Indeed, I reckon the screenplay is really pretty good and Shyamalan made some very strong decisions in his directing of the film – so, of course, those two nominations don’t add up to me. Therefore, I’d also argue it surely can’t therefore be labelled as one of the worst films of the year. Most disappointing? Sure. I think was the most disappointing, bar none. A real 5 out of 10 film, but not Razzie-worthy by any measure.