There are plenty of bad films in the world. However, I am usually content to observe that they are not very good and never think of them again except perhaps for amusement, or as an example of a bad film.
This film on the other hand, leaves me haunted, unable to eradicate the knowledge of it from my tortured mind.
How could so many people think this was a good idea? Many of the recent "classic horror" film remakes have certainly been pointless, but none of them have so disrespectfully ravaged the source material as this film has.
The original Wicker Man had so many unique ingredients that could not be repeated, meaning that a remake was clearly NOT a good idea. In fact, it is amazing that the original worked, but it toed that fine line between genius and insanity so close to the edge, and for taking this risk it was rewarded by becoming the wonderful classic it is today.
A good comparison is perhaps Star Wars - imagine a remake of that. Not because of its popularity, but because of the nature of the material. Yes, maybe a remake would look slightly better, perhaps even have better direction and dialogue - but it would be AWFUL! The Wicker Man comes under the same category. It could only ever have worked at that time, in that style, with those people, with that material.
The fact that this film fails to even be successful in its own right, and is generally seen to be a poor film by those unfamiliar with the original says it all.
Shame on you Nic Cage, you nitwit. As for the person who came up with the idea of creating this rubbish and defecating on the original with such disrespect... GRRR!
I know it's a cliche on amazon reviews, but why oh why can't there be a 0 stars option. Or even minus stars?