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|The Wicker Man |
Full Screen Unrated/Rated Edition
Actors: Nicolas Cage, Ellen Burstyn, Leelee Sobieski, Kate Beahan, Frances Conroy
Director: Neil LaBute
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
Out patrolling a California highway, police officer Edward Malus (Nicolas Cage) stops a station wagon to return a little girl's lost doll. Moments later, a runaway truck slams into the station wagon, igniting it into a fie... more »
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Chad B. (abrnt1) from CABERY, IL
Reviewed on 2/10/2012...
One of the most pointless remakes in recent memory (now that's saying something)
The original The Wicker Man is a subtle horror classic of creeping dread. Throughout it you are left with the feeling that something bad can happen at any time and it maintains this level of unease in the viewer throughout. The remake is like the punchline to a bad joke. No attempt is made at all to capture the feeling of subtle menace and the viewer is left with Nicolas Cage giving one of his lesser performances. What really doesn't make any sense is the fact that this was something of a pet project for Cage. He stated in numerous interviews before the remake's release that he was a fan of the original. The changes made are what hurt this film the most. Watch the original and stay away from this version of the film.
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Mike P. from BANGOR, ME
Reviewed on 5/19/2011...
Nick Cage can't act- that isn't news. This movie is so bad that my roomates and I have half a dozen inside jokes spawned from it's lines. (COVERED IN BEES) If Evil Dead tried to take itself seriously, this is what would be created. Take it home, watch it, get the jokes, trade it back.
0 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Marleen M. from WHEELING, WV
Reviewed on 9/24/2009...
One of the worst movies ever. Don't waste a credit on this one.
2 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Alice H. (singlegalkansas) from TOPEKA, KS
Reviewed on 1/18/2009...
Terrible movie, with Nick Cage getting beat up by woman with foolish stories and then at the end seeing N. Cage get what he deserves for making such a crappy movie!
1 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.
As if an idiot was asked to remake the original.
Maine Writer | Maine, USA | 09/02/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"It's that bad.
I've always been enamored of the original version. Although it has flaws, it has always been among my favorite films.
This version misses virtually every important point behind the original, and is nothing more than a sloppy, stupid, and ultimately incoherent mess.
I really don't want to waste a single second more on this review. See the original. Please."
Unbelievably, spectacularly bad. You have to see for yoursel
K. Hinton | Atlanta, GA | 09/01/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Nicholas Cage stars as Edward Malus, a California police officer who goes on a leave of absence after witnessing a tragedy on the job. Taking pills to soothe the effects of his post-traumatic stress disorder, Edward is in a weak place when he receives a letter from his ex-fiance, Willow, requesting his assistance in finding her missing child. She bids him come to Summerisle, a small island off the coast of Puget Sound, and help her find her daughter, Rowan.
When Edward first arrives it's clear that Summerisle isn't like other places. Quite frankly, it's the land that time forgot. The women dress like pioneers and the men--well... there don't appear to be many men around. When Edward starts investigating Rowan's disappearance, he hears a different story depending on who he speaks to. Rowan is either: not even Willow's daughter, nonexistent, dead, or soon to die. Refusing to give up, Edward delves deeper into this strange community shrouded in mystery, secrecy, and deception.
The Wicker Man is not for those who can't tolerate trash, as is pretty obvious from the other reviews. I, however, revel in how far a movie can go in its efforts to be different. And different is putting it mildly where The Wicker Man is concerned. Also, for those who can't stand needless violence, at least three women were punched in the face over the course of this movie. Furthermore, there is a scene toward the end when everyone in the village is dressed in animal costumes that made me think I might have stumbled upon an acid trip gone wrong. You've been warned.
It's difficult to put into words how spectacularly bad this film is. I honestly think you should see for yourself. Not for full price, mind you, but at a matinee or second-run theater. It's worth it for the experience of wondering if you could actually be watching something so completely out of touch with reality."
Bad Film Fans--This Is the One You've Been Waiting For!
Rascal Fan | U.K. | 10/20/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Oh this film is so very, very bad--totally delicious! You've read the plot line in previous reviews, so my review is more about the essence of the movie. I saw this in a packed cinema--never has one movie given a group of people such unexpected surges of pleasurable hilarity. Everything was fine until Nicolas/Edward almost drowns and then snaps out of his trance to find a dead girl on his lap--the audience couldn't control itself from this point on--the guy in front of me was laughing so hard I thought he'd pass out. I mean, up until now, we only had Exorcist II and Plan 9 From Outer Space to enjoy bad movie-wise--but Wicker Man 2006--thank you Nicolas! Thank you Neil LaBute! The "Bike Scene" the "Rowan and Edward the Bear in the Woods Scene" the "Schoolroom Scene" the "Killing Me Won't Bring Back Your God**** Honey Scene" are all moments to treasure--I can't remember when I've seen such an excellent very bad movie--it makes stuff like Aeon Flux looks like Fellini...my dreams would come true if "Wicker Man II--the Sequel" with Nicolas Cage was announced! Nicolas Cage is at his very best--see him stare...see him punch/slap/kick many of the movie's actresses..see him wear a bear suit...see him come up from underwater with lots of hair dye running down his neck...see him shout out fabulous lines like "Step away from the bike!!!" and "Owww!!! My legs!!!" See him rant and rave and carry on like a maniac. Connoisseurs of really bad movies must see this--you'll totally love it!"