History YMMV / TheWickerMan

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.
3rd Jun '16 3:36:47 AM Ezclee4050
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* HollywoodPudgy: The script and the novel suggest that Alder [=MacGregor=] is supposed to be quite rotund, but he's played the rather averagely-built Lindsay Kemp.
29th May '16 3:46:57 PM FlashSteps
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** Some viewers can't get past Howie's prudish religious/authoratative behavior and consider him [[spoiler:an AssholeVictim by the end]], but putting all religion and whatnot aside, he ''is'' the only character in the film who is trying to save a life (or at least thinks he is), while the [[AffablyEvil affable islanders]] have manipulation and murder on their minds.
** 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 cooeparating that his anger brings out the uglier side of his religious views.

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** Some viewers can't get past Howie's prudish religious/authoratative religious/authoritative behavior and consider him [[spoiler:an AssholeVictim by the end]], but putting all religion and whatnot aside, he ''is'' the only character in the film who is trying to save a life (or at least thinks he is), while the [[AffablyEvil affable islanders]] have manipulation and murder on their minds.
** 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 cooeparating cooperating that his anger brings out the uglier side of his religious views.
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.
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