I don’t want to be needlessly cruel to Neil LaBute, a favorite filmmaker of mine, but a recently discovered YouTube video of only the best parts of his 2006 remake of The Wicker Man is the kind of thing that will have tears streaming down your face.
Click here to watch the video. For the record, yes, that is Nic Cage in a bear suit running up to and slugging a woman. And yes, that is Nic Cage delivering a jump kick to the face of Leelee Sobieski. And no, it’s only the last twenty minutes or so of the movie that is this deliriously bad – the rest is just kind of dull.
Again, sorry Neil. I’m rooting for your next one… but The Wicker Man is turning into a so-bad-it’s-good classic right under our very noses.