The Wicker Man Clips

Several people have told me that Nicholas Cage’s performance in The Wicker Man (2006) is awful. They’re absolutely right. In fact, this remake of the 1976 classic is so bad that it has become one of my favourite films.

How can you not love lines like this:

You little liars. Rowan Woodward is your classmate. Isn’t she. Isn’t she! That is her desk! And you’re the biggest liar of them all. I’m warning you. You tell me another and I’ll arrest you myself. That is a promise!

I can’t understand why director Neil LaBute agreed to do the remake. Many of the scenes are incredibly campy with Cage in the lead role. The dialogue is horrible and the plot is a mess. The film didn’t screen for critics when it was released and was genrally panned - it has a score of 36 on Metacritic.

How can Cage win an Oscar for Leaving Las Vegas, act so poorly in The Wicker Man, then perform so well in Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans? They guy is all over the map but he makes me laugh every time he screams, “how’d it get burned? How’d it get burned? How’d it get burned?”

Posted in Movies at 10:07 PM