Friday, August 25, 2006

Does anyone else think that...

... the "Evil is waiting" tagline for the new abominable version of the cult classic "The Wicker Man" refers as much to the idea of doing the remake as it might refer to any evil the protagonist may encounter?

8 comments:

MediumRob said...

In the US, the tagline is "Some Sacrifices Must Be Made". I'm guessing they're referring to "quality" and "integrity".

Lisa Rullsenberg said...

BWAH!

Reidski said...

What is it with all the remakes? It went all really bonkers when Paul Verhoeven remade Psycho with all the same dialogue and, I think, with all the same camera angles. Now what the bloody hell was that all about?
But back to Wicker Man, it reminds me of a really pleasant evening spent with JJ a month or so back - no, of course she didn't do THAT dance ;-))

MediumRob said...

"when Paul Verhoeven remade Psycho"

It was Gus Van Sant. Verhoeven's nuts, but he's not that nuts.

holyhoses Rob said...

But... but... it's got Nicolas Cage in it, which means it will be fantastic. Then again, I thought the original was rubbish, so...

chrissie said...

I SO thought that the original was rubbish too. Way too up its own rear. At least Nicolas Cage may succeed in bringing the whole thing down a notch or two! Might be a tad more realistic. Who knows;I won't be clammering to see it anyhoo. Maybe I'll get hold of the DVD some months up the road Rullsenberg...and when I visit yours..we can enjoy watching it together!!! ;) ahem...you know you want to....oh well..just me then ;)

Lisa Rullsenberg said...

DVD watching with Chrissie - I can't think of anything better!

SimonHolyHoses said...

It's because the original was so rubbish that it's so good! Edward Woodward is excellently rubbish. You can peel his discomfort off the TV screen.

His performance is almost as convincing as that of Christopher Lee's magnificent Syrup.

The music is cracking too. Folkies with basin-head haircuts playing flutes and flogging someone if they so much as mention modern music. It's wonderful.

I fully understand the modern need to remake everything. It's just putting a new coat of paint onto the old woodwork for the youngsters who would otherwise be incapable of watching without getting very bored with it all.

Remember, newer is better.