Nicolas Cage objected to the criticism that the film was unintentionally funny, saying that he and Neil LaBute knowingly made the picture an absurdist black comedy and that it should have been seen and judged as such. See more »
Willow's hair switches back, and forth, between a single part in her hair to a double, somewhat braided, part in her hair. See more »
The Unrated DVD includes an alternate ending in which Malus is held down and his legs are broken at the knee. A wire mesh helmet is placed over his head and live bees are poured in. After he passes out, the helmet is removed and he is revived with a shot of adrenaline in the neck from his med-kit. Throughout all this, he keeps asking how can he be a good sacrifice if he does not believe in their religion. The movie proceeds along the lines of the theatrical version except the credits begin after the wicker man's burning head falls off. The "6 months later" scene is missing. See more »
What was I expecting? It was a pointless remake of a classic British film starring Nicholas Cage and re set in the States.
The first question I find myself asking is why did I watch this? Curiosity I think.
It really is quite simply terrible. Nicholas Cage when given free reign is a destructive influence to a film. Here he out loons even himself in one of the strangest performances I have ever seen.
Even writing about this film hurts. It's so utterly bad, I started doing the ironing to distract me. On a Sunday night.
The Original film is slowburn with a quirky offbeat kinda feel.
With a remake, all of the unknown plot points and twists from the first film would be apparent to the audience, so surely the impact would need to be replaced and the tension built through another means?
Wells sadly in this film having Nic Cage run around punching women in the face whilst dressed as a bear is about as tense as it gets.
Yes, that's right - he punches women whilst dressed as a bear.
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