Adjunct Film Studies Professor
I guess someone thought, "Wicker Man" is a great movie, but what if we actually saw what goes on within that cult? Bad idea.
I kept thinking: Really? This was the most interesting thing you could imagine?
Within 5 minutes you guess where the whole thing is going and hope it will instead surprise you.
And it will surprise you — you will be surprised that, instead of actual horror, you are bombarded with 12-year-old-sensibility moments that make the audience…
The more I consider it, the more extraordinary this movie seems to me. It mixes nostalgia, humor, horror (it is one of the most horrific films I've seen in a long long time), crime-thriller, and buddy picture. So that even though you know where the story is going, it is a surprising ride. And I think it needs to be a little surprising, it needs to put you off balance because this discussion is far too important to be dismissed…