Rant Of The Day THIS RANT 11/02/99

Rant Of The Day is where I get to mouth off about whatever I feel like for however long I like. Theoretically, I'll update my whinge/opinion piece every weekday; in practice, maybe not so often.

In defence of Spiceworld

I'm going to avoid talking about this week's crop of Oscar nominations, because plenty of other people have already pointed out how dull and predictable they are. Instead, I want to focus on the companion movie awards that were also announced this week: the Razzies, which go to the worst movies of the year.

I have no beef with The Avengers scoring mega-nominations, or Burn Hollywood Burn: An Alan Smithee Film getting heaped with ridicule. But I have to draw the line at the number of nominations achieved by the Spice Girls' cinematic epic, Spiceworld.

The movie -- which, as I've noted before on Gusworld, I found an entirely enjoyable romp -- scored the following noms:

In a year that gave us Godzilla, I see no excuse for this sort of behaviour. No-one is claiming that Spiceworld is a Citizen Kane-level classic, but compared to most of the turkey projects associated with rock stars (remember Cool As Ice, anyone), it was a complete masterpiece. The insult is doubled when you realise that the obvious shoo-in candidate for Worst Song, 'When You Believe', wan't even nominated.

Anyway, take my advice: Ignore the Razzies and rent it soon!

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