Bad news to devoted Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice fans. The controversial cinematic confrontation between the DC Universe's two biggest icons bagged four trophies from the 37th Annual Golden Raspberry Awards. The Razzies, as they are called, are a satirical version of the Oscars, naming films, performers, and artists as the worst of their kind, as opposed to the august film body's best.
Without much adieu, as covered by The Hollywood Reporter, the four 'wins' of the DC clash of titans are as follows:
*Stars Ben Affleck (Batman) and Henry Cavill (Superman) as the Worst Onscreen combination
*Jessie Eisenberg's performance as Lex Luthor got him a Worst Supporting Actor Award;
*Worst Screenplay; and
*Worst Remake, Ripoff, and Sequel.
These awards will still pour salt on the wounds of fans who believe that the movie got an unfair drubbing. Some of them say that the recent DVD release which had more footage was a huge improvement.
While this can be seen as a setback, it's still far from projecting DCEU as a monumental failure. We still have the forthcoming Justice League movie and based on the trailer below, director Zack Snyder seemed to have learned from his mistakes in the Batman vs.Superman movie.
And maybe that's one bit of good news: Snyder did not get the Worst Director Award.
Justice League, directed by Zack Snyder and starring Ben Affleck, Ezra Miller, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, and Henry Cavill, will open in cinemas on November 17, 2017.