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Space Jam: A New Legacy Nearly Completes Clean Sweep At Golden Razzie Awards

Rachel Lang

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Space Jam: A New Legacy Nearly Completes Clean Sweep At Golden Razzie Awards

Space Jam: A New Legacy has been ripped apart at this year's Razzie Awards.

The Razzies are a tongue-in-cheek response to the Academy Awards and their sole job is to honour the worst films and performances of the year.

The controversial Space Jam sequel was the second-worst film at the 42nd annual awards.

Recent Razzie winners include Cats, The Emoji Movie, and Sia's autism drama Music, so, you know... ouch.

The LeBron James-fronted basketball epic set in space narrowly missed a home run of Razzie awards, thwarted at the last hurdle by Netflix's streaming version of Broadway bomb, Diana: The Musical, which 'won' in five categories.

A New Legacy won three out their four nominations. It was called out as a 115 minute commercial for all things WarnerMedia.

LeBron James took out the award for Worst Actor and Worst Screen Couple alongside his cartoon co-stars and countless product plugs.

The film itself also won the Worst Remake/Rip-Off or Sequel category.

Probably the biggest ouch of the night though went to Bruce Willis, who had been given a special category called 'Worst Bruce Willis Performance in a 2021 movie' after releasing a whopping eight films.

The films were American Siege, Apex, Cosmic Sin, Deadlock, Fortress, Midnight In The Switchgrass, Out Of Death and Survive The Game.

It was Cosmic Sin that won in that specialised category, which - as you probably don't know - is a movie about seven rogue soldiers who launch a preemptive strike against a newly discovered alien civilisation in the hopes of ending an interstellar war before it starts.

Actually, I have a vague recollection of turning this on and then off after about 10 minutes - so there you have it folks: a semi-memorable (for all the wrong reasons) certified stinker.

Bruce Willis in Cosmic Sin, described as joyless, soul-less, and thrill-free. Credit: Saban Films.
Bruce Willis in Cosmic Sin, described as joyless, soul-less, and thrill-free. Credit: Saban Films.

Founder and president of the Razzies, John Wilson, said the whole point of the anti-awards night is about 'taking Hollywood's favourite pastime - congratulating itself - and turning it on its head'.

"It's our reminder that yes, you made movies like Doubt, Benjamin Button and Slumdog Millionaire, but you also made things like Love Guru and Meet Dave and Indiana Jones 4," he said.

The first Razzies ceremony took place in 1980, spawned from the fact Wilson had left film school at UCLA and gotten a job at a movie trailer company, where he was forced to sit through around 250 films at a film festival the company sponsored.

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures. Warner Bros. Pictures.

Topics: Entertainment, Film and TV

Rachel Lang
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