History YMMV / TheWickerMan

1st Dec '16 10:03:02 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: There are two camps for Howie's character -

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: There are two camps for Howie's character -
28th Nov '16 3:48:25 PM crl85
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** Also, this film's wicker man structure. It looks too much like something someone would make into a makeshift shed, at least to this troper.
21st Nov '16 8:39:29 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Scotland Doubling--the aerial shots from the sequence in which Howie flies into Summerisle were actually filmed in South Africa, because the film's budget wouldn't allow them, according to director Hardy, "to glue blossom to that many trees".



* {{Dedication}}: One of the ''weirdest'' examples ever. Nicholas Cage dedicated the film to ''Johnny Ramone''. That's right, the '''guitarist of Music/TheRamones'''. [[note]]Johnny Ramone introduced Nicolas Cage to the original movie.[[/note]]



* HamAndCheese: Nicolas Cage's acting is as over the top as ever, but when interviewed seemed annoyed that it was assumed the film wasn't meant to be ridiculous. He maintains that the over-the-top-ness was intentional.

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* HamAndCheese: Nicolas Cage's Creator/NicolasCage's acting is as over the top as ever, but when interviewed seemed annoyed that it was assumed the film wasn't meant to be ridiculous. He maintains that the over-the-top-ness was intentional.



** There is a heavy layer of misogyny present throughout the film. The main villain was changed from a man in the original to a woman in the remake, the Celtic neo-paganism of the original is diluted in favor of [[StrawFeminist straw feminism]], and Nicolas Cage runs around punching women in the face.

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** There is a heavy layer of misogyny present throughout the film. The main villain was changed from a man in the original to a woman in the remake, the Celtic neo-paganism of the original is diluted in favor of [[StrawFeminist straw feminism]], and Nicolas Cage Creator/NicolasCage runs around punching women in the face.



** These factors combined all enhance the disturbing subtext of the scenes where Nick Cage shrieks about the [[NoIndoorVoice '''BITCHES!!!!!''']] and throws punches at anything feminine by the end.

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** These factors combined all enhance the disturbing subtext of the scenes where Nick Nic Cage shrieks about the [[NoIndoorVoice '''BITCHES!!!!!''']] and throws punches at anything feminine by the end.
29th Oct '16 9:35:14 PM Scifimaster92
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** There is a heavy layer of misogyny present throughout the film. The main villain was changed from a man in the original to a woman in the remake, the Celtic neo-paganism of the original is diluted in favor of something which more resembles radical feminism, and Nicolas Cage runs around punching women in the face.

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** There is a heavy layer of misogyny present throughout the film. The main villain was changed from a man in the original to a woman in the remake, the Celtic neo-paganism of the original is diluted in favor of something which more resembles radical feminism, [[StrawFeminist straw feminism]], and Nicolas Cage runs around punching women in the face.
15th Oct '16 8:06:17 PM Fireblood
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Scotland Doubling--the aerial shots from the sequence in which Howie flies into Summerisle were actually filmed in South Africa, because the film's budget wouldn't allow them, according to director Hardy, "to glue blossom to that many trees".



** Lord Summerisle's kilt seems to be made of the tartan of Clan Morrison (a detail confirmed in the novelisation), which introduces the possibility that he might be Rowan's uncle (or other blood relative).

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** Lord Summerisle's kilt seems to be made of the tartan of Clan Morrison (a detail confirmed in the novelisation), novelization), which introduces the possibility that he might be Rowan's uncle (or other blood relative).



* MagnificentBastard: Arguments can be made for [[spoiler: Lord Summerisle, who manipulates the entire population of his island to help him manipulate Howie, managing to come across as really evil but so damn [[AffablyEvil affablly so]].]]

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* MagnificentBastard: Arguments can be made for [[spoiler: Lord Summerisle, who manipulates the entire population of his island to help him manipulate Howie, managing to come across as really evil but so damn [[AffablyEvil affablly affably so]].]]



** It's also worth noting that Howie ''doesn't'' initially act religiously intolerant toward the islanders; he just ignores their paganism the best he can and tries to do his policework. It's only when the islanders keep on dicking around with him and not cooperating that his anger brings out the uglier side of his religious views.

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** It's also worth noting that Howie ''doesn't'' initially act religiously intolerant toward the islanders; he just ignores their paganism the best he can and tries to do his policework.police work. It's only when the islanders keep on dicking around with him and not cooperating that his anger brings out the uglier side of his religious views.



** There is a heavy layer of misogyny present throughout the film. The main villain was changed from a man in the original to a woman in the remake, the Celtic neo-paganism of the original is diluted in favour of something which more resembles radical feminism, and Nicolas Cage runs around punching women in the face.

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** There is a heavy layer of misogyny present throughout the film. The main villain was changed from a man in the original to a woman in the remake, the Celtic neo-paganism of the original is diluted in favour favor of something which more resembles radical feminism, and Nicolas Cage runs around punching women in the face.
2nd Sep '16 8:42:43 PM crl85
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** There's one bit that was never filmed that definitely would've fit this trope: the film crew approached a local man named Jimmy Kirkpatrick, who was to play a man who would don a dinner jacket, act crazy, walk across a bridge, and jump into a river (it is presumed that this would've occurred on the mainland). The scene was never shot, because the weather turned bad, and the river was at half-tide when the scene was supposed to be shot. It doesn't appear in the script at all, so, it seems that it was thought of during filming.
2nd Sep '16 7:58:27 PM crl85
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* {{Sequelitis}}: Hardy hoped to make a ''Wicker Man'' trilogy. The "spiritual sequel", 2011's ''The Wicker Tree'', was heavily criticized for bad acting, what many saw as a poor script by Hardy, and bad logic. Many felt Christopher Lee's cameo was a letdown, since it was so short, and also seemed to be a case of ThrowItIn, just say Christopher Lee was in the film. Its star, newcomer Brittania Nicol, had never been in a film or television production of any kind before filming - and hasn't since. Some feel that ''the remake is better than this film.'' Hardy's attempt to crowdfund the third film, ''The Wrath of the Gods'', [[https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-wrath-of-the-gods#/story fell flat on its face]], and his death in 2016 likely spelled an end to any hopes of it ever making it to the screen.

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* {{Sequelitis}}: Hardy hoped to make a ''Wicker Man'' trilogy. The "spiritual sequel", 2011's ''The Wicker Tree'', was heavily criticized for bad acting, what many saw as a poor script by Hardy, and bad logic. Many felt Christopher Lee's cameo was a letdown, since it was so short, and also seemed to be a case of ThrowItIn, just to say that Christopher Lee was in the film. Its star, newcomer Brittania Nicol, had never been in a film or television production of any kind before filming - and hasn't since. Some feel that ''the remake is better than this film.'' Hardy's attempt to crowdfund the third film, ''The Wrath of the Gods'', [[https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-wrath-of-the-gods#/story fell flat on its face]], and his death in 2016 likely spelled an end to any hopes of it ever making it to the screen.
2nd Sep '16 7:57:59 PM crl85
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* {{Sequelitis}}: Hardy hoped to make a ''Wicker Man'' trilogy. The "spiritual sequel", 2011's ''The Wicker Tree'', was heavily criticized for bad acting, what many saw as a poor script by Hardy, and bad logic. Many felt Christopher Lee's cameo was a letdown, since it was so short. Its star, newcomer Brittania Nicol, had never been in a film or television production of any kind before filming - and hasn't since. Some feel that ''the remake is better than this film.'' Hardy's attempt to crowdfund the third film, ''The Wrath of the Gods'', [[https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-wrath-of-the-gods#/story fell flat on its face]], and his death in 2016 likely spelled an end to any hopes of it ever making it to the screen.

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* {{Sequelitis}}: Hardy hoped to make a ''Wicker Man'' trilogy. The "spiritual sequel", 2011's ''The Wicker Tree'', was heavily criticized for bad acting, what many saw as a poor script by Hardy, and bad logic. Many felt Christopher Lee's cameo was a letdown, since it was so short.short, and also seemed to be a case of ThrowItIn, just say Christopher Lee was in the film. Its star, newcomer Brittania Nicol, had never been in a film or television production of any kind before filming - and hasn't since. Some feel that ''the remake is better than this film.'' Hardy's attempt to crowdfund the third film, ''The Wrath of the Gods'', [[https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-wrath-of-the-gods#/story fell flat on its face]], and his death in 2016 likely spelled an end to any hopes of it ever making it to the screen.
3rd Jul '16 3:26:57 AM OlfinBedwere
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* {{Sequelitis}}: Hardy is hoping to make a ''Wicker Man'' trilogy. The "spiritual sequel", 2011's ''The Wicker Tree'', was heavily criticized for bad acting, what many saw as a poor script by Hardy, and bad logic. Many felt Christopher Lee's cameo was a letdown, since it was so short. Its star, newcomer Brittania Nicol, had never been in a film or television production of any kind before filming - and hasn't since. Some feel that ''the remake is better than this film.'' Hardy's attempt to crowdfund the third film, ''The Wrath of the Gods'', [[https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-wrath-of-the-gods#/story fell flat on its face]], showing that people aren't exactly clamoring for a third film.

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* {{Sequelitis}}: Hardy is hoping hoped to make a ''Wicker Man'' trilogy. The "spiritual sequel", 2011's ''The Wicker Tree'', was heavily criticized for bad acting, what many saw as a poor script by Hardy, and bad logic. Many felt Christopher Lee's cameo was a letdown, since it was so short. Its star, newcomer Brittania Nicol, had never been in a film or television production of any kind before filming - and hasn't since. Some feel that ''the remake is better than this film.'' Hardy's attempt to crowdfund the third film, ''The Wrath of the Gods'', [[https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-wrath-of-the-gods#/story fell flat on its face]], showing that people aren't exactly clamoring for a third film.and his death in 2016 likely spelled an end to any hopes of it ever making it to the screen.
17th Jun '16 5:19:23 PM nombretomado
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* TearJerker: Many people say that Howie's horrible fate has reduced them to tears. One girl who had never seen the film before watched PawDugan's review of it on ThatGuyWithTheGlasses.com, and commented that the clips of the final scene made her bawl, and that it also made her decide to ''never'' watch the film in its entirety.

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* TearJerker: Many people say that Howie's horrible fate has reduced them to tears. One girl who had never seen the film before watched PawDugan's review of it on ThatGuyWithTheGlasses.Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses.com, and commented that the clips of the final scene made her bawl, and that it also made her decide to ''never'' watch the film in its entirety.
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