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Will it be a Smurf-tastic year at the Razzies? [poll]

July 29, 2011 |  2:46 pm

The Smurfs movie news

"The Smurfs" is such a lousy film that it scores only a lowly 30 at Metacritic. The New York Post's Lou Lumenick gives it the lowest possible score -– zero -- while blasting it as a "relentlessly witless and cynical children's movie packed with potty jokes, product plugs and double-entendres along the lines of 'What the Smurf?' "

Razzies chief John Wilson mounts an all-out nuclear attack: Few entities are as gag-inducing as "The Smurfs," he says. "We sincerely hope whoever thought this would be a money maker was wrong and that they will burn in Hollywood hell for inflicting something this noxious on the paying public. The blame for 'Smurfs' reaching theater screens can be squarely placed at the feet of the two inexplicably successful 'Alvin' movies (both of which were listed in various places on previous Razzie nominating ballots)."

While both the reboot of "Alvin and the Chipmunks" in 2007 and "The Squeakquel" in 2009 made the Razzie shortlist, they didn't actually get nominated. Do you think "The Smurfs" will have better luck  achieving full Razzie glory?

— Tom O'Neil

Photo credit: Columbia Pictures

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