The Sex and the City 2 actresses and action fantasy The Last Airbender were the big winners – or losers – at the traditional eve-of-Oscars Razzie awards for the worst film achievements of Hollywood.
The Last Airbender – about people who can command fire, air, water and earth – took the very much uncoveted Razzie for Hollywood’s worst film of 2010.
In all The Last Airbender took five awards with M Night Shyamalan picking up two for worst director and worst screenplay.
The movie also received Razzies for worst supporting actor (Jackson Rathbone, who was cited for both The Last Airbender and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse) and for a special award, worst eye-gouging misuse of 3D.
Sex and the City 2 took three Razzies, including worst actress, a prize shared by co-stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon, worst screen couple or ensemble for its entire cast, and worst prequel, remake, rip-off or sequel.
Ashton Kutcher was picked as worst actor for Killers and Valentine’s Day, while Jessica Alba took the Razzie as worst supporting actress for four 2010 releases, The Killer Inside Me, Little Fockers, Machete and Valentine’s Day.
Shyamalan has been on a downward spiral since 1999 Oscar best-picture contender The Sixth Sense, which earned him directing and writing nominations at Hollywood’s highest honours. He won Razzies as worst director and worst supporting actor for his 2006 fantasy flop Lady in the Water.
Despite terrible reviews, The Last Airbender managed to find a decent audience, pulling in 300 million US dollars worldwide at the box office. Shyamalan adapted the movie from the animated TV series Avatar: The Last Airbender.
“He managed to take a cartoon property and make it even less lifelike by making it with real actors,” said Razzies founder John Wilson.
“Most people who like the show, and this would include my 14-year-old son, hated the movie. It made no sense whatsoever.”