Will this year's Worst Picture be a dreadful comedy like "Jack and Jill" or "Bucky Larson," perhaps? Or will Razzie voters favor bloated, big budget fare like the latest "Twilight" or "Transformers" flicks? There is surprising variety competing for the title of worst in show. After reviewing the category handicapping enter your predictions.
RAZZIES : Worst Picture
Alvin and the C
It's not clear how these "Alvin and the Chipmunks" films get away from Razzie nominations. It would not be a shocker if "Chipwrecked" threw voters overboard and they finally punished the franchise. But otherwise, count on it to be ignored.
A few years back, an adaptation of "Atlas Shrugged" was batted around starring Angelina Jolie. It seems the producers had to settle for a low budget and a cast of nobodies. It seems Angelina dodged a bullet because people absolutely hate this film version of Ayn Rand's famous novel.
Big Mommas Like
Another one of these "Big Momma" movies, eh? With so many lame sequels in the mix, it's hard to see voters rallying behind this one. "Transformers" and "Twilight," among others, are bigger fish to fry.
Breaking Dawn P
The tide has turned against this blockbuster franchise, about a teenage girl and her vampire lover. First installment "Twilight" (2008) got a free pass from Razzie voters. Its sequel "New Moon" (2009) was less fortunate; it racked up nods for Worst Remake or Sequel, Screen Couple, Screenplay, and Supporting Actor (Robert Pattinson). By the time the third film, "Eclipse" (2010), hit theaters, the Razzies had really taken notice. That flick picked up a shameful nine nominations, including nods for Worst Picture, Actor (Pattinson and Taylor Lautner), Actress (Kristen Stewart). Jackson Rathbone won Worst Supporting Actor (along with his work in "The Last Airbender"). Though "Breaking Dawn - Part 1" is directed by Oscar winner Bill Condon ("Gods and Monsters," "Dreamgirls"), it would take a miracle to get it off&
A critically reviled comedy makes a showing at the Razzies every year. With a humiliating 0% on Rotten Tomatoes, "Bucky Larson" easily ranks among the most hated films of 2011. About a young man who sets out to follow in his porn star parents' footsteps, "Bucky" is further doomed by being a sex comedy. The meant-to-be-sexy flops "The Hottie & the Nottie" (2008) and "Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo" (2005) were cited in recent years while "Dirty Love" (2005) won Worst Picture. The film furthermore has the distinction of being co-written by Adam Sandler, whose studio Happy Madison produced the film. They have produced a handful of Razzie favorites, including "I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry" (2007).
Jack and Jill
Gender-bending comedies regularly pick up plenty of nominations, proven by "Norbit" (2007) and "White Chicks" (2004). That suggests so-called somedy "Jack and Jill" is tailor-made for the Razzies and should be considered a frontrunner to win Worst Picture. You can certainly bet on Adam Sandler to be a strong competitor for Worst Actor and Worst Actress for his dual roles. Sandler already has six nominations for Worst Actor with a victory for "Big Daddy" (1999).
The Hangover Pa
One of the most disappointing sequels of recent years, "The Hangover Part II' bored moviegoers and critics alike. Though the flick still made money, viewers may be angry enough to give it a Razzie nomination. Maybe that'll prevent an otherwise inevitable, unwanted "Hangover Part III."
The Human Centi
Icky predecessor "The Human Centipede" was not nominated for any Razzie Awards. Though "The Human Centipede II" is bigger and grosser than the first film, practically no one saw it in theaters. (It has made less than a million dollars at the box office and is only playing in major cities.) Queasy voters could nominate it based on its plot details alone. Considering the film has no big stars it seems unlikely they would go after it, but that did not stop them from nodding horror film "The Blair Witch Project" (1999).
No one likes movies based on TV shows, especially when they ruin your childhood memories. "The Last Airbender" (2010) learned this lesson just last year when it won Worst Picture. "Smurfs" may, however, be inoffensive enough to escape Razzie nominations. The "Alvin and the Chipmunks" series, for instance, has not made it into Worst Picture yet.
"Transformers: Dark of the Moon" is getting nominated for Worst Picture. You can take that one to the bank. Only two years ago, "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" (2009) won Worst Picture. Razzie voters cannot tolerate director Michael Bay. His movies have periodically popped up in this category since "Armageddon" (1998). It is highly probable that "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" may be the most successful film at the Razzies yet since lead actor Shia LaBeouf is long overdue to be nominated.