History YMMV / TheWickerMan

27th Apr '16 11:49:18 PM crl85
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Wait, wait, wait. Summersisle has a '''''website?''''' Malus couldn't get cell reception!
12th Mar '16 12:02:49 AM Scriptrix
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* {{Dedication}}: One of the ''weirdest'' examples ever. Nicholas Cage dedicated the film to ''Johnny Ramone''. That's right, the '''guitarist of Music/TheRamones'''.

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* {{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]]
4th Mar '16 4:43:13 PM Ezclee4050
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* GeniusBonus: 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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** "The Landlord's Daughter" and "Willow's Song" are both based on actual ditties - the latter a compilation of two - that are OlderThanDirt. In fact, the latter is considered one of the oldest recorded songs ''in the world''.
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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).
4th Mar '16 4:36:10 PM Ezclee4050
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* GeniusBonus: 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).
1st Mar '16 6:51:43 PM Ezclee4050
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* ItWasHisSled: These days any first-time viewer is probably already well-aware of how it will end (the ForegoneConclusion nature of the film's title doesn't help). But it's the way the ending is presented, and the context set up by the rest of the film, that makes it so powerful.
27th Feb '16 4:16:18 PM Ezclee4050
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Moving the original movie's events to an American setting is actually an intriguing concept, but placing the story in TheOtherRainforest when it's better suited for LovecraftCountry or a SouthernGothic setting was the remake's first misstep.
26th Feb '16 7:17:54 AM erforce
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* {{Corpsing}}: Near the end, Ellen Burstyn can barely keep a straight face. Considering the dialogue and the ''{{Braveheart}}''-esque face paint she's wearing, you can hardly blame her.

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* {{Corpsing}}: Near the end, Ellen Burstyn can barely keep a straight face. Considering the dialogue and the ''{{Braveheart}}''-esque ''Film/{{Braveheart}}''-esque face paint she's wearing, you can hardly blame her.



* NightmareRetardant: The weird, ''Braveheart'' face paint that the cult leader is wearing in the climax.

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* NightmareRetardant: The weird, ''Braveheart'' ''Film/{{Braveheart}}'' face paint that the cult leader is wearing in the climax.
24th Jan '16 5:22:31 PM colonelquaritch
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** Also, some neopagan viewers ''hate'' the movie ''because'' the pagans are the bad guys. But actually, the reason behind this particular group of pagans going bad is given in great detail by Lord Summerisle in the movie, and isn't supposed to represent ''all'' pagans.

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** Also, some neopagan viewers ''hate'' the movie ''because'' the pagans are the bad guys. guys and the paganism in general is horribly misrepresented in the movie. But actually, the reason behind this particular group of pagans going bad is given in great detail by Lord Summerisle in the movie, and isn't supposed to represent ''all'' pagans.pagans - [[spoiler: the pagan cult was created by Lord Summerisle's grandfather based on the limited knowledge of paganism available in the Victorian Era in order to motivate the villagers to work for him. Modern knowledge of paganism has advanced far beyond what was known in Victorian times and modern pagans do not have a cult leader actively manipulating them with spurious beliefs.]]
29th Dec '15 8:08:15 PM crl85
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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 an 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 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 an 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.
19th Dec '15 8:37:40 AM MrStath2015
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*** [[IdiotBall What's in the bag, a shark or something?]]
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