The Wicker Man is probably one of the unintentionally worst films I’ve seen. There is so much wrong with the film that it’s hard to decide where to begin.
I’d like to start with Nicolas Cage - as I genuinely believe he is the BEST thing about this film. He is over the top the entire film, but the only character in the film that is actually grounded enough to relate to. He doesn’t understand what’s happening and no one answers his questions when he asks them. He gives a bizarre performance and some of his line readings are ridiculous, but with everything else at play in this film, he’s the best part. Nicolas Cage is amazing.
The rest of the film is confusing and muddled in confounded logic. As soon as Nicolas Cage reaches the island, all bets are off. It is just a mess. If you want a good party movie, or something to sit down with friends and laugh at - this is your film. This is the perfect movie to do something like that with. From Nicolas Cage hijacking a bicycle to slugging a woman in the face, each shot is more and more unbelievable.
The film is garbage though - so keep that in mind.
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The Wicker Man (Widescreen Unrated Edition) - DVD