Poorly made,there are lapses in continuity and many implausible scenes (unless the cop is meant to be incompetent), the dialogue is generally awful, and the acting is overall poor. Maybe the original was better, but this is no good at all.
I know this was a remake of a 70's UK film, and I did enjoy it. It still has that creepy 70's horror feel, but that feel is a bit of a wrong fit these days. There were slightly ridiculous / annoying moments, and it was a bit simplistic. Freaky, but not scary.
Sorry, didn't like this one. Bit strange really. Not what you expect from Nicholas Cage.
Complete waste of 102 minutes of my life! Awful "remake" of a Christopher Lee/Edward Woodward classic!
This is one of the most truly inept remakes of all time. Where to start? So many rock bottoms to choose from. The bike scene, the bear scene, the karate scene. Oh no, wait, I remember, it's the bee scene which is the worst. "Oh no! Not the bees! Not the bees! Oh no! The bees!" yells Nic as CGI bees assail his face mercilessly. I laughed so hard all the way through this movie. It really is intergalactically bad.
Not as good as the original
Overall: it just felt so implausible. The storyline was so predictable, I was always one step ahead of it and the dialogue was so cheesy that I actually laughed out loud in parts. But I got to hand it to Nicolas Cage that he's one of the few actors that can deliver such ridiculous lines and still have "some" credibility. The ending was great but didn't have the impact it could have if the movie had built up to that moment. And finally, not sure how I felt about seeing the violence toward women at the end of the film either. They were total *female dogs* and even I as a woman was feeling like I hated them all deeply, but there's still something unsettling about seeing a man punch a woman in the face. I'd be interested in seeing the original for comparison.
Nah, it doesn't work. As a huge fan of the original version, this reworked effort was very disappointing. Nicolas Cage tries and fails and, try as they may, Americanising this classic was a recipe for disaster. The whole reason the policeman was chosen to meet the Wicker Man has been changed and, to me, that was an integral part of the original. Maybe young Nick didn't fancy having to play a virgin.
An ok movie but quite a few things didn't tie in at the end and if you like happy endings this isn't a movie for you. I felt ripped off with the ending.
Cliched and predictable plot, but good acting and gorgeous scenery.
Haven't seen the original 70s movie (which I think was British), but this remake had the feel of one of those 70's Hollywood B grade horror/suspense films - right down to the lame ending. Really not worth the effort - which is surprising with Nick Cage as the lead (although I guess he has done some shockers in his time).
An utterly dire film, which illustrates everything that is so wrong with most Hollywood remakes. An absolute disgrace - just don't let this movie sully your enjoyment of the stunning 1973 original, which remains one of the greatest horror / thrillers ever made.
Great movie, makes me want to find the orginal movie to compare them both. Ended not how i expected it too.
I?m still not shore whether I liked this movie or not it was wired, strange I?m just not shore it had a good plot, good acting but it was just lacking something.
Woorth a look - not a bad remake
Did not enjoy it - would not recommend.
What can one say about this movie? It is not at all what i expected and i was very surprised by the way it ended. This is certinally one of Nicolas Cage's movies that are out there with some of his eariler whacky films.
I did enjoy this movie, just found it a little wierd thats all, if you like movies that keep you guessing right to the end then this is the movie for you as you would never guess the end of this movie in a MILLION years!!
Don't bother with this movie - totally stupid, would never ever watch again!
Nicolas Cage how could you? This movie was certainly not what I expected or one that I enjoyed. Plot did not flow and was very questionable at times.
Well it started out ok and had a few little creepy scenes but by the end i was almost laughing at the stupidity. But generally ok as a one time watch for fun.
wasn't a great movie but the ending is worth watching for sure.
Absolute rubbish. Impossible to see why anyone thought it a good idea to do a remake.
Embarrassingly stupid and awful!
I didn't particularly like the orginal British movie on which this Hollywood version is based so I was intrigued as to whether the remake was any better. Unfortunately it isn't. Although this one has some plot improvements it, like the original, is not well executed. Also, all the sexual fertility cult stuff from the original has all but disappeared leaving it quite sanitised.
I like watching Nicholas Cage and was intrigued to see what he would be up to in this movie. It was a freaky little number to say the least. I did not expect the ending. Hey fellas - watch out for islands with only women living there! Run, run, for your life!
Hmmm. This movie was okay but very very slow... Not scary... Good idea but didn't go anywhere really...
Don't take this too seriously and just enjoy. Nic Cage is a detective brought to an isolated community to solve a missing person case. But something is just not quite right about this island where the women dominate and the men choose not to speak. I like the mix of female characters, strength, allure, intelligence, assertive, aggressive. Nic gets his answers in the end.
The story was unbelievable and portrayed the worst of human nature.Waste of time.
I thought this was a very ugly film,depicting the worst side of human nature-it was also unbelievable and a waste of my time watching it.
This movie is just so-so. The story line is not very convincing. The flow is rather confusing as well.
Has you going up the creek with out a paddle and can't even dump you over a waterfall with a thrilling ending. Don't bother.
words can not explain just how awful this movie is..if you want to have a nap on the couch..go ahead
knew how it was going to end from the start yawn!
I kind of eel like I'm taking crazy pills after reading the other reviews, but The Wicker Man was truly dreadful. Wooden acting, totally predictable story (I really only finished watching it to see if I was right, we figured it out about halfway through the movie). Easily Nicolas Cage's worst movie ever, I hope he got paid well for making this stinker, I can't imagine why he accepted this script otherwise!!
Worth Watching - Actually I would like to rate this movie as in between of Maybe and Worth Watching. What ever happenned with the first accident? A lot of funny phrases. NOT THE BEES!
pathetic update of original
ood remake. would watch again
Very different. Not to our liking.
What a waste of two hours. Only get this if you enjoy watching parliamentary debates (which is worse than paint drying).
not as good as the original but reasonable
Unanswered questions, plot holes, anticlimactic ending. It wasn't painful to watch like some movies, but I was very disappointed.
nowhere near the original english make. not a patch.
Bit slow but keep watching the twist in the end
A top remake of an older movie.
A promising beginning and a pretty good ending are let down by everything in between. See the original instead.
I hadn't read the reviews before watching it, and I hadn't seen the original. I actually enjoyed it while I was watching it, but thinking back now and trying to explain the movie to my husband, I realised how silly it really was. Must say, I didn't expect the ending, so that was a nice surprise. Worth watching just for the ending.
Nicolas Cage does totally weird very well.
Ian enjoyed wickerman he found it interesting as he has seen the original so he compared the two.
This was not one of Nicolas Cage's better movies. I normally enjoy Nicolas's movies. The acting was only fair. I was expecting a good horror movie but I did not jump out of my seat once. Ok movie but not as good as I expected.
A remake which should have been left where it was.
Pretty boring and uneventful
weird movie... odd ending. not my favourite, although the subject is interesting....
Easily the worst movie I have seen in the last year, stupid cast, dumb story, and the worst ending I have ever seen from any movie.
Every now and then Nic Cage does a movie that is just crap... And this is one of them. It is frustrating and in the end, plain stupid! Dreadful.
very predictable and I think one of the worst movies Nicolas Cage has done for a long time. Would reccommend if bored or nothing better to do
surprising ending, gets you in
One of the most painful movie experiences of my long life. I challenge you to sit through to the end.
Everything except the ending's good!
I thought overall it was a very good thriller and kept you guessing (even though I vaguely remembered the ending having seen the original years ago). It let itself down a bit in the plot I thought, as it didn't make sense at times for the policeman character not to ask the obvious questions he should have. Worth watching though. Especially for the ending!
apart from the fact that there were many unanswered questions at the end of this movie, I found the topic matter banal in the extreme. Nick Cage didn't engage me, and the 'women want to cut men's tongues out and keep them as sex slaves' theme is hardly interesting or original.
diferent thats what I can say nothing like seen before .
nicolase cage was a great actor as always good movie no complaints.
There was a nice twist to the ending would never thought that would happen but there you go it did, I will not spoil the ending
This is such a great movie.My husband and myself enjoyed it very much. Nicholas Cage,played his part wonderfully,as usual.This movie is not predictable,full of surprises,great story line ad great actors.If you want to watch something completely different for a change,try this./You will not be dissapointed !
I didn't see the original and if it is anything like this I'm suprised they wasted the time to remake it.
I don't know what Nicolas Cage was thinking when he made this film.It must be the worst film ever made in the history of movie making.Forget it.
i am so very disappointed by this movie. it was truly quite disastrous. DO NOT WATCH THIS... i love nick cage but this movie is just BAD.
Awesome movie. Totally loved the journey
Much preferred the original English version of this story.
awesome movie,the ending unexpected
Worst Nicholas Cage movie ever.The plot had more holes than a golf course.Recommend it to your enemies only,if you tell your friends to watch it they will become your enemies.Be warned!!
Oh My God! What a disaster!!! AVOID!