Batman vs. Superman Isn't Even Best of the Worst

'Hillary's America' documentary gives Zack Snyder flop a run at the Razzies
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 26, 2017 6:33 AM CST
In Batman vs. Hillary, an Ignominious Tie
Dinesh D'Souza leaves federal court in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 after being sentenced to spend eight months in community confinement and undergo therapeutic counseling for arranging straw donors for a Senate candidate.   (AP Photo/Larry Neumeister)

Neither Batman nor Dinesh D'Souza could finagle their way out of a Razzie. The annual Golden Raspberry Awards bestowed a tying four "honors" to both D'Souza's documentary Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. D'Souza's film was named the worst picture of the year Saturday, marking a political turn for the awards, notes the Independent, and the conservative author got both worst director (with co-director Bruce Schooley) and worst actor for playing himself. Worst actress went to Rebekah Turner, who played Hillary Clinton. "This is absolutely fantastic," said D'Souza in a video. "My audience loves the fact that you hate me." Not to be outdone, Zack Snyder's $250 million Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice also picked up four "wins" including worst remake, worst screenplay, and worst screen combo for Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill.

Jesse Eisenberg was also singled out as worst supporting actor for his over-the-top portrayal of Lex Luthor. Both films were widely panned by critics upon release—D'Souza's film for being biased and sensationalist and Snyder's for its messiness, reports the AP. While D'Souza's outing is likely a one-time deal, there is more to come in the DC Comic Book Universe from Snyder, whose Justice League hits theaters in November. Another poorly received film, Zoolander 2, got away with only one award, which went to Kristen Wiig for worst supporting actress. This year's "redeemer" award went to Mel Gibson, who was previously nominated for The Expendables 3 and this year is up for a best director Oscar for his World War II film, Hacksaw Ridge. The Razzies are determined by around 1,000 voting Razzie members from 25 countries, while Worst Screen Combo was voted on by "thousands" through a Rotten Tomatoes partnership. (More Razzies stories.)

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