Dwayne Johnson is an untouchable box-office megastar, routinely catapulting his projects into cultural ubiquity. Whether starring in the ultra-successfulÂ Fast and the FuriousÂ franchise, or helping bringÂ JumanjiÂ back into theatres, Johnson’s ability to connect with paying audiences is undeniable. However, that does not always ring true with the perceived quality of his projects.
Baywatch, the much maligned cinematic reboot of the classic television series, was basically a shoe-in for the Razzies when it debuted back in the summer of 2017. The film was ripped apart by critics, and audiences did not turn up en masse to witness this certifiable crap fest.
The film eventually went on to win a newly minted accolade called the “SpecialÂ Rotten Tomatoes Award: The Razzie Nominee So Bad You Loved It!” Johnson took to Instagram yesterday to speak about this dubious honour, especially in connection with the Oscars, which routinely celebrates cinema’s best.
The actor took the dishonour in good spirits, simultaneously acknowledging the film’s shortcomings, while also revealing the good intentions he and the cast/crew had when creating the project.
“It’s Oscar Sunday, I’m super pumped and very proud of my buddies who are nominated. I’m pulling for you guys to bring home the gold,” heÂ gleefully exclaimed. Johnson further reveals how “I’m also excited because I was just informed that I too am bringing home the gold tonight, no not an Oscar, but maybe one day, but a Razzie.”
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