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** Let's go ahead and say most, if not all of the cult outfits during the climax are pretty ridiculous. It's hard to take you seriously or see you as frightening when you're dressed in bee costumes that look straight out of a school play.


* CrossesTheLineTwice: Violence against women has never been so hilarious.

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* CrossesTheLineTwice: Violence against women has never been so [[{{Narm}} unintentionally]] hilarious.

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* WatchItForTheMeme: Perhaps the only reason the film has any fans today, although curious viewers are advised to avoid the theatrical cut, which omits the classic "NOT THE BEES!!" showstopper.

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* SignatureScene: The [[MemeticMutation infamous]] "NOT THE BEES!" scene is probably the most well-known scene of the film, [[LargeHam for]] [[{{Narm}} many]] [[SpecialEffectFailure reasons]].

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* HilariousInHindsight: No wonder Nic Cage was complaining about the Bees. [[WesternAnimation/SpiderManIntoTheSpiderVerse He prefers spiders!]]


* DiscreditedMeme: The "Not the Bees!" scene has been overused so much over the years that most people recently got sick, tired and annoyed by it and don't get what makes this scene stand out more than most of the other scenes.



* HypeBacklash / DiscreditedMeme: The "Not the Bees!" scene from Film/TheWickerMan2006 has been overused so much over the years that most people recently got sick, tired and annoyed by it and don't get what makes this scene stand out more than most of the other scenes.

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* HypeBacklash / DiscreditedMeme: The "Not the Bees!" scene from Film/TheWickerMan2006 has been overused so much over the years that most people recently got sick, tired and annoyed by it and don't get what makes this scene stand out more than most of the other scenes.


** '''KILLING ME WON'T BRING BACK YOUR GODDAMN HONEY'''

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** '''KILLING ME WON'T BRING BACK YOUR GODDAMN HONEY'''HONEY!'''


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** It's even lampshaded on its Website/RottenTomatoes [[https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_wicker_man_2006 page]]:
-->'''Critics' consensus:''' Puzzlingly misguided, Neil [=LaBute=]'s update ''The Wicker Man'' struggles against [[{{Narm}} unintentional comedy]] and fails.


* 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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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Moving the original movie's events to an American setting is actually an intriguing concept, but placing the story in TheOtherRainforest UsefulNotes/TheOtherRainforest when it's better suited for LovecraftCountry or a SouthernGothic setting was the remake's first misstep.


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

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* WTHCastingAgency: Why are Creator/JamesFranco and Jason Ritter in the epilogue? The movie is surreal enough as it is, it didn't need these two guys to show up like they just walked out of a romantic comedy that was happening outside the bar.


* FountainOfMemes

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* CrossesTheLineTwice: The Nicholas Cage version. Violence against women has never been so hilarious.

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* CrossesTheLineTwice: The Nicholas Cage version. Violence against women has never been so hilarious.



* HamAndCheese: 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 [[ParodyRetcon was intentional]].

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



** Nearly every scene where Malus gets dramatic. The bit with [[MemeticMutation the bees]] is probably the most notable example.
** The way Malus goes around punching and kung-fu kicking all the cultists during the finale. Especially the bit where he silently walks up to the innkeeper before randomly punching her in the face.

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** Nearly every ''every'' scene where Malus gets dramatic. The bit with [[MemeticMutation the bees]] is probably the most notable example.
** The way Malus goes around punching and kung-fu kicking all the cultists during the finale. Especially finale, especially the bit where he silently walks up to the innkeeper before randomly punching her in the face.



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

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



* SoBadItsGood: The remake is a bad horror movie, but [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_mW8mBzmHo it's a great comedy]]. Also, in his review on ''[[Series/SiskelAndEbert Ebert & Roeper]]'', Richard Roeper ALMOST gives the Wicker Man a thumbs-up just because it's "a cinematic car wreck".
* SpecialEffectsFailure: In Cage's famous dying rant, ("'''No! NOT THE BEES'''") he screams twice that the bees are, "'''IN MY EYES!'''". We can clearly see that they're not. That, and they decided they wanted to be his [[IncrediblyLamePun beard for the night]].

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* SoBadItsGood: The remake is a bad horror movie, but [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_mW8mBzmHo it's a great comedy]]. Also, in his review on ''[[Series/SiskelAndEbert Ebert & Roeper]]'', Richard Roeper ALMOST ''almost'' gives the Wicker Man film a thumbs-up just because it's "a cinematic car wreck".
* SpecialEffectsFailure: SpecialEffectFailure: In Cage's famous dying rant, ("'''No! NOT THE BEES'''") he screams twice that the bees are, "'''IN MY EYES!'''". We can clearly see that they're not. That, and they decided they wanted to be his [[IncrediblyLamePun beard for the night]].



* TookTheBadFilmSeriously: Played straight with the actors for the cultists. Completely averted by Nicholas Cage, who's has gone on the record saying that he quickly realized how awful the film was (which might explain some of his more goofy moments).

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* TookTheBadFilmSeriously: TookTheBadFilmSeriously:
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Played straight with the actors for the cultists. cultists.
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Completely averted by Nicholas Cage, who's who has gone on the record saying that he quickly realized how awful the film was (which might explain some of his more goofy moments).

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* NightmareFuel: Despite the {{Narm}}y performance of Creator/NicolasCage, getting a mask filled with angry bees stinging your face is a horrifying thought.

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* AlternateAesopInterpretation: Neil [=LaBute=] claims that he was trying to show what patriarchial power dynamics would be like if the genders were reversed. Most viewers get the exact ''opposite'' vibe from the movie, thinking it's anti-feminist to absurd degrees - his intended message likely falls flat from the men having their tongues cut out in adulthood, [[spoiler: and the ritualistic sacrifice]], which are hardly present in your average patriarchal-society.
* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: One fan-made trailer [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_mW8mBzmHo states]] that ''The Wicker Man'' was actually a StealthParody.
* {{Anvilicious}}: Either way you take the film's supposed moral (see above), it still comes across as this.
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Wait, wait, wait. Summersisle has a '''''website?''''' Malus couldn't get cell reception!
* {{Corpsing}}: Near the end, Ellen Burstyn can barely keep a straight face. Considering the dialogue and the ''Film/{{Braveheart}}''-esque face paint she's wearing, you can hardly blame her.
* CrossesTheLineTwice: The Nicholas Cage version. Violence against women has never been so hilarious.
* FountainOfMemes
* HamAndCheese: 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 [[ParodyRetcon was intentional]].
* MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6i2WRreARo This montage]] of scenes from the film. On their own, they're hilariously inexplicable. Viewers who saw the film have said they make even less sense in their context.
* MemeticMutation:
** '''AHHH, NOT THE BEES!!!'''[[note]]Ironically, this was only in the uncut version, not the theatrical cut.[[/note]]
** '''KILLING ME WON'T BRING BACK YOUR GODDAMN HONEY'''
** How'd it get burned? '''How'd it get burned!? HOWDITGETBURNED HOWDITGETBUUURNED!!??'''
*** '''''I! DON'T! KNOW!'''''
** [[IdiotBall What's in the bag, a shark or something?]]
* {{Narm}}: So very much:
** Nearly every scene where Malus gets dramatic. The bit with [[MemeticMutation the bees]] is probably the most notable example.
** The way Malus goes around punching and kung-fu kicking all the cultists during the finale. Especially the bit where he silently walks up to the innkeeper before randomly punching her in the face.
** Never has a little girl getting hit by a truck looked so hilarious. The fact they use it continuously doesn't help.
* NightmareRetardant: The weird, ''Film/{{Braveheart}}'' face paint that the cult leader is wearing in the climax.
** Also, this film's wicker man structure. It looks too much like an Art Deco version of a forest ranger's lookout tower.
* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: The original's version of Howie was disliked by many audiences because of his religious behavior. Thanks to Cage's ham-filled performance, the remake's Howie (renamed "Malus") brings life to what would otherwise be an atrociously boring film.
* SoBadItsGood: The remake is a bad horror movie, but [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_mW8mBzmHo it's a great comedy]]. Also, in his review on ''[[Series/SiskelAndEbert Ebert & Roeper]]'', Richard Roeper ALMOST gives the Wicker Man a thumbs-up just because it's "a cinematic car wreck".
* SpecialEffectsFailure: In Cage's famous dying rant, ("'''No! NOT THE BEES'''") he screams twice that the bees are, "'''IN MY EYES!'''". We can clearly see that they're not. That, and they decided they wanted to be his [[IncrediblyLamePun beard for the night]].
* 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.
* TookTheBadFilmSeriously: Played straight with the actors for the cultists. Completely averted by Nicholas Cage, who's has gone on the record saying that he quickly realized how awful the film was (which might explain some of his more goofy moments).
* WhatAnIdiot: The denizens of the island act as suspiciously as possible, and any rational cop would call for back-up or at least alert authorities that he was in a potentially dangerous situation so things would be investigated if he didn't come back. Even in handling the case of the missing little girl, he bungles it; waiting several hours before taking the first step of asking to be shown the last place she was seen.
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