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2.0 out of 5 stars Unbelievably, spectacularly bad. You have to see for yourself., August 31, 2006
Nicholas Cage stars as Edward Malus, a California police officer who goes on a leave of absence after witnessing a tragedy on the job. Taking pills to soothe the effects of his post-traumatic stress disorder, Edward is in a weak place when he receives a letter from his ex-fiance, Willow, requesting his assistance in finding her missing child. She bids him come to Summerisle, a small island off the coast of Puget Sound, and help her find her daughter, Rowan.

When Edward first arrives it's clear that Summerisle isn't like other places. Quite frankly, it's the land that time forgot. The women dress like pioneers and the men--well... there don't appear to be many men around. When Edward starts investigating Rowan's disappearance, he hears a different story depending on who he speaks to. Rowan is either: not even Willow's daughter, nonexistent, dead, or soon to die. Refusing to give up, Edward delves deeper into this strange community shrouded in mystery, secrecy, and deception.

The Wicker Man is not for those who can't tolerate trash, as is pretty obvious from the other reviews. I, however, revel in how far a movie can go in its efforts to be different. And different is putting it mildly where The Wicker Man is concerned. Also, for those who can't stand needless violence, at least three women were punched in the face over the course of this movie. Furthermore, there is a scene toward the end when everyone in the village is dressed in animal costumes that made me think I might have stumbled upon an acid trip gone wrong. You've been warned.

It's difficult to put into words how spectacularly bad this film is. I honestly think you should see for yourself. Not for full price, mind you, but at a matinee or second-run theater. It's worth it for the experience of wondering if you could actually be watching something so completely out of touch with reality.
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Initial post: Jul 9, 2007 10:35:40 AM PDT
A Reviewer says:
"at least three women were punched in the face over the course of this movie"

Of course it's perfectly ok for a woman to assault a man since that's what we see in almost every movie, tv show, commercial, etc., right? It's a shame how female on male violence is portrayed as acceptable, natural, justified, or just plain funny. But God forbid we see a show that has a scene or two with a man laying an unkind hand on a woman.

Who knows. Maybe the woman punching scenes were just a sub-communication to justify the misandric plot.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2007 10:12:53 AM PDT
K. Hinton says:
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Posted on Sep 4, 2007 2:31:26 PM PDT
Wuchak says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 5, 2007 9:05:17 AM PDT
K. Hinton says:
I liked American Beauty. And this movie was bad.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2008 6:24:15 AM PST
Z. Kambovski says:
feminism is active-this movie is among the best I've seen- serious and enlightening.

Well, its better than Oprah Winfrey Show or Tyra Banks which give me the creeps.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 4, 2008 1:31:11 PM PST
K. Hinton says:
Serious and enlightening? You're being facetious, right?

In reply to an earlier post on May 10, 2011 1:49:21 PM PDT
Rokit says:
"Also, for those who can't stand needless violence, at least three women were punched in the face over the course of this movie."

Hahahahaha!!!! Needless violence....more like a small sliver of justice. They weren't just women, they were wicked bitch hags from another world. These women burned people alive. They murdered innocent people and in the case of the pilot, gouged out his eyes, and sowed the sockets and mouth shut. You could throw one of these crazy bitches in the Octagon with Randy Couture for all I care.
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