DC Comics’ “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and a documentary attacking Hillary Clinton tied on Saturday at the annual Razzie worst-of film awards, Hollywood’s hall of shame.
The rivals won four “Razzies” each for their poor acting, writing and directing, although the anti-Clinton documentary walked away with the spray-painted trophy for “worst picture.”
“It all came down to two decidedly different examples of cinematic sludge: The $250 million comic book oop-us ‘Batman v Superman’ and the faux right wing ‘documentary’ ‘Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party,’“ a statement from the Razzies read.
Dinesh D’Souza picked up the prestigious double of worst actor for his narration and worst director on “Hillary’s America,” which has an average rating of 1.7 out of 10 on online reviews aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.
The site’s critical consensus reads that the movie has the conservative commentator “once again preaching to the right-wing choir -- albeit less effectively than ever.”
Rebekah Turner, unnamed by the awards, won worst actress for her turn as the losing Democratic presidential candidate, while worst supporting actress went to Kristen Wiig for her efforts in the panned “Zoolander No.2.”
“Batman” took the Razzie for worst supporting actor Jesse Eisenberg, who caused many a critic’s jaw to drop as he chewed the scenery as Lex Luthor.
The critical flop also won worst screen combo for dueling superheroes Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill, as well as worst screenplay and worst remake, rip-off or sequel.
The Razzies were created in 1980 as an antidote to Hollywood’s star-studded, back-slapping annual awards season, which climaxes Sunday with the 89th Academy Awards.
Nominees rarely attend the Razzies, usually held in small venues somewhere in and around Los Angeles, and there was no ceremony at all this year.