Blockbuster letdown Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice was considered the favorite at this year's Razzies, AKA, the Golden Raspberry Awards for terrible movies, having racked up a whopping eight nominations.
With those kinds of odds, one would think it'd take a pretty gut-wrenchingly awful movie to upset the widely-panned superhero bonanza in each of the event's top (or bottom) prizes.
Luckily for Zack Snyder and company, Razzie voters found such a film in...conservative pundit Dinesh D'Souza's Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party.
The right-wing documentary, which one critic described as an "embarrassment to propaganda films," took home raspberry-shaped trophies for "Worst Picture," "Worst Director," "Worst Actor" (for D'Souza, who plays himself, in dramatized parts) and "Worst Actress" (for breakout Becky Turner, who played Hillary Clinton).
The movie sports a dismal four-percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Batman v. Superman did however still manage to snag another four awards—"Worst Screenplay," "Worst Supporting Actor" (for Jesse Eisenberg's Zuckerberg-like villain) and "Worst Screen Combo."
Between a self-aggrandizing dramatization that makes D'Souza's stint in a white-collar detention center look like an episode of Oz and a strange scene in which Barack Obama's Kenyan father holds a spear while visiting his young son's classroom, there's plenty to cringe at in the pundit's mess of a movie.
Batman v. Superman, on the other hand, was derided as an overstuffed, pretentious mess that blew through a massive budget for little reward—though it still ranks at a comparatively stellar twenty-seven percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
"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 Razzies spokesperson said in a statement.
For his part, D'Souza actually accepted the award via video, because trolls be trolling, as he told the audience:
“The reason you’re giving it to me is that you’re very upset that Trump won. You haven’t gotten over it and probably never will.”
If you're into, uh, being trolled, you can watch D'Souza's "acceptance" speech here (it starts at 5:56):
The only two remaining awards went to Kristen Wiig—for her supporting role in Zoolander 2—and Mel Gibson, who earned a special "redeemer" award.Topics: Batman v Superman, dinesh-dsouza, Entertainment, Movies, razzies