Razzies add 3D Category, Shortlist Misses the Point
/Film reports that the Razzies have added a new category this year: Worst Eye-Gouging Misuse of 3D. The contenders? So far it’s Piranha 3D, The Nutcracker in 3D and Resident Evil: Afterlife.
Now that’s not the whole list of eligible 3D movies (which isn’t yet available), but it’s the one the media is circling around. Nutcracker makes sense. There’s no reason for that to be in 3D. But where did the other two come from? Resident Evil is a bombastic action flick, a perfect candidate for 3D. I’m not saying it’s great, but how is that a “misuse of 3D?” And Piranha 3D? Half the joke of that movie is that it’s in 3D! I don’t understand it’s inclusion here.
You want to talk misuse of 3D? How about My Soul to Take? It wasn’t shot for 3D and was post-converted without Craven’s input. It gains nothing from being in 3D and the 3D itself sucks. Surely that’s a better fit for “misuse”. Or what about cheapo afterthought conversions like Clash of the Titans? If you’re just going to make the category “Worst Movies that Were Coincidentally Available in 3D” then call it that.