2014 Razzie Nominations Short List Blends Obvious And Well-Regarded Choices

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?