The Wicker Man (remake)

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release date September 1 2006
studio Warner Bros.
director Neil LaBute
writer Neil LaBute
starring Nicolas Cage, Ellen Burstyn, LeeLee Sobieski, Molly Parker, Kate Beahan
site thewickermanmovie.warnerbros.com
trailer 1 Trailer #1

26 comments

  1. Avatar of Psychotic
    Posted By Psychotic on April 5, 2008 @ 12:45 am

    If you want to see this movie, look for the original. The original is far better than this sad excuse for a remake. More of a suspense/thriller, with a tasteful tinge of horror.

  2. Avatar of JonnyRotten
    Posted By JonnyRotten on August 6, 2008 @ 5:49 pm

    Not scary at all. If the intent was to make a horror film they were way off

  3. Avatar of chaosnbeer
    Posted By chaosnbeer on August 7, 2008 @ 2:13 am

    Makes a great comedy..bear suit punch-out the only highlight of this otherwise piece of shit excuse for a movie

  4. Avatar of Protecious
    Posted By Protecious on September 30, 2008 @ 6:38 pm

    Disaster from beginning to end, if you want to watch the wicker man, stick with the orignial, much better and creepier than this one, i dont know why nicolas cage produced and stared in this thinking it’s actually going to be good?

  5. Avatar of Toxique-Waste
    Posted By Toxique-Waste on November 22, 2008 @ 6:20 pm

    Despite the reviews,I thought it was a really good movie.Nice plot and very interesting characters,especially on Nicolas Cage’s part~

  6. Avatar of horrorfan25
    Posted By horrorfan25 on January 27, 2009 @ 9:41 pm

    Before everybody kills me, I actually liked this film. I didn’t see anything wrong with it. The twist was good. The scares were okay and I thought it was a decent plot, even for a remake. The only thing that bugged me was the acting. Of course it was bad, but the film was actually reasonable. I wouldn’t mind seeing it a few times here and there, but I don’t understand such the low ratings. The wicker man is a decent, average horror flick that delivers on some levels.

  7. Avatar of truchainsaw28
    Posted By truchainsaw28 on July 9, 2009 @ 5:37 am

    Great cinematography and unintentional laughs. could have been worst. One things for sure the scene where Nicholas Cage is dressed as a bear and jump kicks Leleigh Sobieski in the throat is one of my favorite bad movie scenes ever on film.

  8. Avatar of Skratchy
    Posted By Skratchy on August 17, 2009 @ 1:48 am

    Hey, another anal raping of a classic. Sweet. At least they kept the original ending I guess. But what the fuck was with all the lesbian bee keepers? Gay.

  9. Avatar of Josh Grahame
    Posted By Josh Grahame on April 18, 2010 @ 1:27 pm

    This Remake was such a big massive pale of Shit, it was crap & boring all the way through the Movie, while acting was ok by all cast, the film really never keep my eyes on the screen which is really bad, while it an odd/weirdo remake on the cult classic 17973/1974 Original which look really (from seeing on the Trailer & will have to watch soon), it a dull & freaky Remake, it is one f the Worst in Horror Remake that I have ever watched (soo far, because I love Remake & the Original, but this movie give the Remakes’ a bad name) I HATE this FILM!

  10. Avatar of bloody-hand-prints
    Posted By bloody-hand-prints on July 9, 2010 @ 7:52 pm

    This is the worst film I have ever seen. I saw this in the movie theaters and hated every minute. It just keeps getting worst as the movie progressed. Every scene in the movie is stupid but there is one scene thats so stupid I might have ripped my eyes out. Then the ending was so bad that made my whole viewing pointless. Maybe this movie was trying to be the next Plan 9 From Outer Space. The movie is total garabage. I can’t stress how bad this movie is. Terrible!

  11. Avatar of the_ugly
    Posted By the_ugly on July 25, 2010 @ 6:00 pm

    I was drunk when I went to the advance screening of this movie, so pretty much all of it was a blur. I remember waking up at one point near the end, and Nicolas Cage was running around screaming, punching random women in the face. I guess I must have been passed out when they explained why he was doing that… I don’t remember much else, something about bees, and a missing child, people who dress up in animal costumes. Oh yeah, (SPOILER) Nicolas Cage ends up getting his legs broken by an angry mob, tossed inside a giant wicker man statue, and burned alive at the end, in some weird ritual sacrifice or something. I gave The Wicker Man a score of 10 because if you had asked me how I felt about it immediately upon leaving the theatre, that’s probably what I would have rated it. Definitely worth a drunken rental with some friends.

  12. Avatar of misskreuger
    Posted By misskreuger on August 21, 2010 @ 7:28 am

    This remake is a steaming pile of dinosaur crap. That is all I have to say.

  13. Avatar of Captain-Pissgums
    Posted By Captain-Pissgums on September 1, 2010 @ 1:00 am

    Ever notice how Nicolas Cage sounds like Mr. Ed? “HELlooHH, I’M Mr. ED.” Whenever Hollywood gets around to re-making Mr. Ed for the big screen, Nick Cage would be the perfect voice.
    Anywho, this Wickerman re-make is garbage. The original one wasn’t very good. I don’t know why they bothered.

  14. Avatar of weasel-corpse-666
    Posted By weasel-corpse-666 on September 27, 2010 @ 4:03 am

    This has to be one of the worst remakes ever! Fuckng complete garbage!

  15. Avatar of OctoberScorpio
    Posted By OctoberScorpio on January 11, 2011 @ 9:41 pm

    I tried watching this movie on AMC and it is the worst movie in the world, I couldn’t finish this movie I watched an hour of it and it did badly. IT SUCK’s DON’T WATCH IT. Don’t waste money. Watch it on Cable it comes on AMC, you will probably turn it off and not finish it. IT’S CRAP. The worst part about it is Nicolas Cage is a real good actor and he acts in this movie.

  16. Avatar of cannibalgirl
    Posted By cannibalgirl on February 16, 2011 @ 12:22 am

    first cage is horrible and he always sounds depressed and has face less expression. 2. this movie was so horrible the orignal is way better

  17. Avatar of TheGonzoJoint
    Posted By TheGonzoJoint on May 7, 2011 @ 10:12 pm

    *This deserves 1/10, but this site won’t let me do that.*

    If Anthony Shaffer’s “The Wicker Man” is one of the best films of all time, and to me it is, then Neil LaBute’s remake/update is most certainly one of the worst. Here is a film that abuses the terms “remake”, “update”, and “re-imagining”. This is not so much a remake of “The Wicker Man”, although it intends on doing what just about every other remake does; introduce an old and good movie to the rest of the world.

    Now, I have seen some bad remakes, but this one just plain takes the cake. I love “The Wicker Man”, and I would have loved to see it get a remake that was at least mediocre, but the material to be found here is just too unbearably bad. Truth be told, this is one of the worst films ever shot, edited, and made. It’s horribly put-together, and lacks the disturbing whimsy of the original film. It also would seem that LaBute doesn’t really love the original film, because in Interviews he has dissed the original film’s score, as well as many other things. He may as well be dissing it by making this remake.

    The story of the police officer who goes to an isle called “Summersisle” to find a missing girl, and who gets more than he bargained for when the community of the island turns out to be a bunch of good-for-nothing Pagans. That part of the story stays the same, as does the ending, but LaBute, having wrote and directed the film, changed plenty of things. First, the police officer was not going to the island at the request of a lost love in the original film; he was going because it was strictly work, and he knew nobody on the island. Now it would seem that he would “fit in” more with the community, but since they’re all howling mad on this island, no dice.

    Edward Woodward played the policeman in the original film. And he was unforgettable and damn wonderful at it; but here, he’s replaced by Nicolas Cage. Now, I have no problem with Cage. He’s had some good movies, some good roles, and his madness can be tamed. Yet this is his worst performance where he goes over-the-top in all the wrong ways. He’s laughable, actually, and makes this movie slightly funny; gearing towards a so-bad-it’s-good sort of movie, but it just doesn’t work out. Mind him, the rest of the male cast, primarily, are replaced in this remake by woman; one of which is the talented Ellen Burstyn, who cooks up a performance so heartless and emotionless that you can’t help but cry even more when you see her in her…better days.

    Also, what’s with all this hate against…humans? It’s difficult to call this movie misogynic, because it also deals with misandry. Consider the fact that men are not exactly “accepted” in Summersisle, while in the original film, the damn place was ruled by a male. I get the misogynic speculations from the scenes in which Nicolas Cage gets to beat up woman. There’s a very funny scene in which he gives a woman a knuckle sandwich, while in a bear costume. Funny, but at the same time cruel.

    The look of the film is incredible grim, and the soundtrack is utterly uninspired. But Neil LaBute seems pretty proud of it; and knowing how bat-shit crazy he must be to make a movie this bad, alone; he must have liked the final product all-together as well. But I don’t. I hate it. I find it unwatchable when it comes to remaking a classic favorite of mine into such a bad, horridly disgusting perversion of bad filmmaking. The film doesn’t look or feel good enough to be entertaining. “The Wicker Man” shall be remembered for its disturbing finale, Woodward’s performance, and the creepy atmosphere that built up throughout. This remake shall be remembered for sucking as much as it does, and that’s more than most films can manage, so why don’t we give LaBute a round of applause? Silent, applause? Oh, yes please, mates.

  18. Posted By T H E _ T H I N G on October 2, 2011 @ 8:43 pm

    stupid. Hated it.

  19. Avatar of bowers
    Posted By bowers on October 23, 2011 @ 6:43 am

    To my everlasting shame, I actually liked this one. Disregarding it as a remake and judging it by it’s own merits, look at the facts: Nicolas Cage in a bear suit punching various bitches in the face. Also, the infamous “NOT THE BEES!” scene–that’s worth buying the movie alone, and rewinding it again and again for the ridiculous sound he makes. Bottom line: pretty interesting if often ridiculous, and I didn’t fall asleep (though there were a few zone out moments). Will probably watch it again some day. THE BEEEES!… sorry.

  20. Posted By Helle on December 5, 2011 @ 1:20 am

    I can see why men don’t like this movie.

  21. Avatar of Scream1210
    Posted By Scream1210 on October 1, 2012 @ 4:16 am

    What a terrible movie! A complete waste of time. I’ve never seen the original but just watch that one instead. It has to be better that this crap. Its long, boring, terrible brutal and stupid. Its poorly written and poorly acted. Nicolas Cage disappoints. Something he’s good at.