It can be difficult to pin down what makes a great film truly great. Is it the powerful performances? The artful direction? Meaningful dialogue? Maybe the breathtaking cinematography or thought-provoking themes? Whatever the case, there is one certainty: the critics didn’t find any of these things in this year’s Razzie nominees for Worst Picture.
That said, most of us are guilty of indulging in a little junk food from time to time, and the five candidates listed below are, at least according to critics, some of the the junkiest offerings served up at the cinema in 2017. The satisfaction they bring may be fleeting and minimal, but for some, it’s satisfaction nonetheless, and that’s where you come in. Maybe you loved Dwayne Johnson’s glistening abs in Baywatch, or you appreciated The Mummy’s low-key female empowerment narrative, or maybe you just love toilet humor, emoji-style. Whatever your bent, you can cast your vote below for a special, RT-presented Razzie category for the Rotten 2017 movie that deserves more credit than it got. These are some of the worst-reviewed films of the last year, but that doesn’t mean everyone hated them, so choose your favorites below between today, February 15 and next Thursday, February 22, and check back on March 3 to find out who won. You can also check out the full list of Razzie nominees here.