COMEDIES, NOW THAT THEY HAVE BEEN ALLOWED TO GET RAUNCHY, HAVE ALSO GOTTEN LAZY. A LOT OF THE WRITERS ON THESE SEEM TO THINK THAT ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS HAVE CHARACTERS SAY EXPLICIT CUSS WORDS, OR SAY AND DO CRAZY THINGS, AND THEN IT WILL BE AN INSTANT HIT, BUT THAT IS NOT SO SIMPLE. THESE MOVIES SEEM TO FORGET HOW TO BE CLEVER, AND OUT OF ALL OF THESE UNCLEVER, RAUNCHY MOVIES… THIS FILM, FIST FIGHT, IS JUST ONE OF THEM.
THE WRITING DOESN’T MAKE SENSE, AS IT APPEARS TO TAKE PLACE IN A WORLD WHERE CHILDREN CAN BASICALLY BEAT UP ADULTS WITH NO REPERCUSSIONS FOR DOING SO. ALSO, ICE CUBE’S CHARACTER THINKS THAT MONEY IS NOT BEING SPENT PROPERLY FOR THE SCHOOL. OKAY… BUT DOES DAMAGING PROPERTY WITH AN AXE REALLY HELP MATTERS? AND SPEAKING OF MR. CUBE, HE ESSETIALLY DOES THE SAME SCHTICK HE DOES IN EVERY MOVIE. CHARLIE DAY ESSENTIALLY DOES THE SAME SCHTICK HE DOES IN EVERY MOVIE. TRACY MORGAN ESSENTIALLY DOES THE SAME SCHTICK HE DOES IN EVERY MOVIE (HEY, I’M GLAD YOU SURVIVED THAT CRASH, BUT THAT DOESN’T MEAN I’LL GO EASY ON YOU). BASICALLY, NEARLY EVERY ACTOR IN THS MOVIE IS DOING THE SAME SCHTICK THEY DO IN EVERY MOVIE. ANOTHER THING WORTHY OF NOTE IS THAT THE FILM SEEMS VAGUELY SIMILAR TO THAT OF AN OLD 80S FILM CALLED THREE O’CLOCK HIGH, WHICH MANY AGREE USED ITS PREMISE TO BETTER EFFECT.
WHILE PEOPLE HAVE SAID THAT THE TITULAR “FIST FIGHT” WAS WELL DONE AT THE END OF THE MOVIE, IT DOES NOT MAKE UP FOR ALL THE SCENES THE AUDIENCE HAS TO SUFFER THROUGH TO GET THERE. MIGHT AS WELL WAIT UNTIL THE SCENE GETS ON YOUTUBE. BUT THAT’S ENOUGH FROM ME, WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK? IS THIS A GOOD CONTENDER FOR WORST SCREEN COMBO?
Worst Actor - Tom Cruise (nom) (Winner of the Razzie for Worst Screen Couple and the Razzie for Most Tiresome Tabloid Target (which really didn't have anything to do with movies, but whatever), but he never won Worst Actor, where he was nominated twice. Will third time be the charm?), Matt Damon (nom) (Been called uninteresting and is also accused of promoting a white savior movie. Also since his buddy Ben Affleck has been nominated multiple times, why not him?), Johnny Depp (Just imagine the cruel irony of winning for the role that original got him his first Oscar nom.), Jamie Dornan (nom) (Won for the role last time, need I say more?), Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (nom) (Not only did his movie pretty much flop, but he ends up complaining about the criticism on Twitter! Plus, he's been nominated before and Jumanji doesn't look so hot either.), and Mark Wahlberg (nom) (If this is his last "hurrah" in the Transformers movies, maybe he should get a nom as extra motivation to stay away. Marky Mark doesn't want to become a repeat offender, does he?)
Worst Actress - Kate Beckinsale (nom) (The series that gave her something resembling a career has hit a new low. Will it final get her a Worst Actress award?), Katherine Heigl (SHE MUST WIN!), Scarlett Johansson (nom) (Starred in two box-office bombs, one of them with the stigma of whitewashing. Plus it'd be interesting to have her.), Dakota Johnson (nom) (Won for the role last time, need I say more?), Milla Jovovich (nom) (Considering that the last outing got her a nom, maybe she'll receive another one.), and Amy Schumer (nom) (Not only has her humor been described as getting stale and one-note, but she's been labeling any criticisms of that as "evil conservatives" to try and dismiss them, and now this led up a movie that is not so well received for many reasons, not the least of which being that she did not bring the funny, and did pretty poorly at the box-office.)
Worst Supporting Actor - Javier Bardem (nom) (He does not lend much to the movie he stars in, and the special effects on him make his performance look worse!), Anthony Hopkins (If he is nominated, he'll break a Razzie record. If he wins, he'll break TWO records!), Eric Johnson (nom) (Basically used to make Christian Grey look less bad by comparison!), Ben Kingsley (nom) (Not only a Razzie repeat offender, but his character in Collide keeps watching the Razzie nominated movie Perfect and keeps talking almost creepily about Razzie perennial Burt Reynolds!), Rob Lowe (nom) (Previously won a Razzie in this category, why not nominate him again if he's going to appear in films like Monster Trucks?), and John Turturro (nom) (He has made the ballots for the Transformers movies before, but always gets shut out. Maybe this will be his chance at a nom.)
Worst Supporting Actress - Kim Basinger (Basically in this movie because 9 1/2 Weeks, her first Razzie nomination.), Faye Dunaway (nom) (Razzie perennial Dunaway is attempting to make a big comeback, but starting off with The Bye Bye Man, not to mention being a part of the Best Picture flub at the Oscars, things do not look good for her.), Laura Haddock (nom) (She seems to be a good actress, but when put into a Bay movie where she has to look pretty while being a scientist, Star-Lord's mom cannot pull it off.), Marcia Gay Harden (nom) (Jane Seymour got a nomination for the parody version of the role, so why not the real thing?), Goldie Hawn (nom) (Making her big-screen comeback in Snatched... a movie which stunk and she stunk in it, a surefire way to receive a second nom in this category.), and Isabela Moner (nom) (Comes off as a preachy character, more than likely going to annoy some.)
Worst Director - Michael Bay (nom) (Going to go down in history as the most Razzie nominated director thanks to these Transformers movies. I would not be surprised if he wins.), James Foley (Previous Razzie nominee has returned after about three decades to direct the sequel to the Razzie winning Fifty Shades of Grey. I'd say he has this in the bag.), Alex Kurtzman (nom) (Speaking of Transformers, one of the Razzie winning writers of the first and second one tried to start a cinematic universe, and boy howdy, did it get off to a rocky start!), Guy Ritchie (nom) (Speaking of cinematic universes, previous Razzie winner and husband of Madonna tried to start one too, and man did it turn out messy!), Chris Wedge (nom) (Going from animation to live-action and came out with a write-off... yeah...), and Zhang Yimou (nom) (Even with his stylized directing, he could not make the characters interesting, or those lizard creatures look convincing.)
Worst Actor Charlie Day. He is more irritating than funny.
Ice Cube. He spends most of his time putting on a mean face and does little else.
Worst Supporting Actress Christina Hendricks. Being easy on the eyes does not hide the fact that her performance is bland and unfunny.
Jillian Bell. Her presence is just as annoying as Charlie Day's.
Worst Supporting Actor Dean Norris. He appears to be just going through the motions with his performance and doing not much else. This result in an insignificant presence on screen.
Worst Director Richie Keen's directing is of poor standard. The result is the scenes looking like they have been randomly selected before being put together. He also failed to get funny performances from the actors.
Worst Screenplay Van Robichaux and Evan Susser. The screenplay is bereft of anything funny.