The Wicker Man

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"Some sacrifices must be made"
  • PG-13
  • 2006
  • 3.8  (71,226)
  • 36

The Wicker Man is a 2006 horror-thriller film directed by Neil LaBute and starring Nicolas Cage, Ellen Burstyn, and Leelee Sobieski. The film is a remake of the 1973 British horror film of the same name. The movie follows a police officer named Edward Malus (played by Nicolas Cage) who receives a letter from his ex-fiancee Willow (played by Kate Beahan), informing him that her daughter Rowan has gone missing. Edward travels to a remote island called Summerisle, where Rowan's mother and other islanders live in a matriarchal pagan community.

As Edward begins investigating Rowan's disappearance, he encounters a series of mysterious and bizarre events that lead him to suspect that the islanders may be involved in her disappearance. He finds himself in a battle against the religious and cultural practices of the community, which clash with his own beliefs as a devout Christian.

Throughout the film, Nicolas Cage gives a gripping performance as a troubled and determined officer trying to solve the mystery of Rowan's disappearance. Ellen Burstyn also delivers a powerful performance as Sister Summersisle, the leader of the community and a formidable opponent for Edward.

The film's setting and cinematography also play a significant role in creating a tense and eerie atmosphere. The lush, green landscapes of the island and the elaborate pagan rituals performed by the community create a stark contrast to Edward's own world of modern technology and law enforcement.

Despite receiving mixed reviews upon its release, The Wicker Man has gained a cult following over the years and is considered a compelling and unique horror film. Its themes of religion, gender, and colonialism continue to resonate with audiences today.

The Wicker Man is a 2006 horror movie. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 3.8 and a MetaScore of 36.

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