Basic Instinct 2 has swept the Golden Raspberry Awards – the annual ceremony which mocks the worst of Hollywood ahead of the Oscars presentation. The film picked up four awards – or Razzies – for worst movie, worst actress for Sharon Stone, worst screenplay and also worst sequel.
Little Man, a comedy by the Wayans brothers, collected three Razzies, including the worst remake or rip-off.
M. Night Shyamalan was named worst director and worst supporting actor.
‘No reason to exist’
Basic Instinct 2 is the sequel to the sex-thriller that made Sharon Stone a star in 1992.
The Razzie trophy is worth less than $5, organisers say
Razzies founder John Wilson said that although the actress still looked good in her late 40s, the film “had no reason to exist”.
“I mean, 14 years later – you haven’t got Michael Douglas – why are you making this?” Mr Wilson told the BBC’s Five Live Breakfast.
“And the box office proves there was no interest in it… When a $70m picture can’t make $6m, that’s pretty lame,” he said.
The Wayans brothers – Shawn and Marlon – were named worst screen couple and also shared the prize for worst actor.
Their Little Man film – a comedy about a tiny thief who disguises himself as a baby – was also awarded the Razzie for worst remake or rip-off.
Film-maker Shyamalan was named worst director and worst supporting actor for his film Lady in the Water.
The Razzie for worst supporting actress went to Carmen Electra for Date Movie and Scary Movie 4.
RV – a comedy starring Robin Williams – was chosen as worst excuse for family entertainment, in what was the newest Razzie category this year.
Mr Wilson created the Razzies in 1980. The dubious-distinction honours are decided in a vote by members of the Golden Raspberry Foundation.
Winners receive gold spray-painted trophies in the shape of a raspberry, which organisers say are worth less than $5.