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A sheriff investigating the disappearance of a young girl from a small island discovers there's a larger mystery to solve among the island's secretive, neo-pagan community.

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Storyline

While recovering from a tragic accident on the road, the patrolman Edward Malus receives a letter from his former fiancée Willow, who left him years ago without any explanation, telling that her daughter Rowan is missing. Edward travels to the private island of Summerisle, where Willow lives in an odd community that plant fruits, and she reveals that Rowan is actually their daughter. Along his investigation with the hostile and unhelpful dwellers, Edward discloses that the locals are pagans, practicing old rituals to improve their harvest, and Rowan is probably alive and being prepared to be sacrificed. When he locates the girl, he finds also the dark truth about the wicker man. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated PG-13 for disturbing images and violence, language and thematic issues | See all certifications »

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1 September 2006 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$289,283 (Brazil) (3 November 2006)

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$1,391,887 (Brazil) (17 November 2006)
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Edward Woodward, star of the original The Wicker Man (1973), has said that while he was offered a part in the remake and declined, he nevertheless was "surprisingly impressed by the quality of the script". Nonetheless, the name of the young girl was changed from Rowan Morrison (in the original) to Rowan Woodward for this film. See more »

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When Edward is drinking the tankard of mead, we see his face through the glass bottom. A few moments later, he smashes a bee with it. In spun metal tankards of that type, the glass bottom is recessed to protect the glass. He could have trapped the bee, but not smashed it except with the bottom rim, which is too narrow to make such an action plausible. See more »

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Edward Malus: [a bee helmet has been placed onto his head and bees are being poured inside] OH, NO! NOT THE BEES! NOT THE BEES! AAAAAHHHHH! OH, THEY'RE IN MY EYES! MY EYES! AAAAHHHHH! AAAAAGGHHH!
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Time that you will never get back.
31 August 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Unfortunately, this movie does no credit whatsoever to the original. Nicholas Cage, fairly wooden as far as actors go, imbues the screen with a range of skill from, non-plussed to over the top. The supporting cast is no better.

The plot stays much the same as the original in terms of scene progression but is far worse. Not enough detail is given to allow the audience to by into what is being sold. It turns out it's just a bill of poor goods. Disbelief cannot be suspended, nor can a befit of a doubt be given. The only saving aspect of this film is that it is highly visual, as the medium requires, and whomever scouted the location should be commended.

There was much laughter in the audience and multiple boos, literally, at the end.

Disappointed! Wait for the original to come on television, pour a whiskey and enjoy.


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