Sunday, October 21, 2007

Movie Review: The Wicker Man


It's getting to the point where if Nicholas Cage is in a movie it's a pretty good indication that it's going to be a crap fest, to wit The Wicker Man. I won't bore you with all the tedious details and my convoluted prose, but take my word for it, this movie sucks. Implausible, ponderous, predictable and worse yet - you never care for Cage's character. In fact I hoped he'd buy it in the most painful way possible. Unfortunately it takes nearly 100 minutes for it to happen. Whoops, that was a spoiler. Sorry.
If you must see a Wicker Man type movie, rent the original with Edward Woodward, it's much, much better. While your at it, rent another fine Edward Woodward film, perhaps his best, Breaker Morant.

2 comments:

Dexter said...

He was great as The Equalizer for a few years on CBS.

dolittle said...

I have maybe even mentioned this on your blog before but in my book Cage is the most overrated actor out there. And I was flipping through channels recently - came upon Wicker Man -
HOGWASH!