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Monday, September 10, 2007

"Killing Me Won't Bring Back Your Goddamn Honey"

Recommended by Ryan over at American Stranger, some unintentional comedy courtesy of the 2006 remake of The Wicker Man. The director and screenwriter, Neil LaBute, who also directed the impressive In the Company of Men (1997) and the droll Nurse Betty (2000), gets it oh-so-wrong here. Stick with the blunt observations on contemporary American masculinity, Neil!

To be fair, though, he's working with Mr. Ghost Rider himself, Nicolas Cage. Is is just me or is this guy becoming a parody of himself the more he bags leading, "action-packed" roles? Oh, Nick, can't you go back to being lowly Ben Sanderson from Leaving Las Vegas (1995)? Hmmm... probably not, considering National Treasure III: Breaking the Bank is on the horizon.

3 comments:

traxus4420 said...

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James Ayers said...

You're soooo missing the point of this (almost perfect) new Cage classic. These guys get it...

http://ayearinthecage.blogspot.com/2012/01/2006-wicker-man.html

James Ayers said...

You are soo missing the point of the new classic Cage masterpiece. These guys get it...

http://ayearinthecage.blogspot.com/2012/01/2006-wicker-man.html