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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

"You Have A Date With The Wicker Man"

Folks, if you have any interest in seeing the soon-to-be-released remake of The Wicker Man, I'd like to propose that you see the original first. The reason I'm suggesting this? Well, the remake may inspire you to catch the original afterwards anyway; at which point the ending will be ruined for ya.

I'm not saying that the remake is going to be bad. Far from it. I plan to see it and enjoy it as much as possible. But the original has enough strikes against it without virgin audiences (har dee har har) knowing beforehand how it's going to end-- namely that it's obscure as hell, and the quality of the footage has suffered from very poor storage over the years.

Any movie with a twist in the ending is going to have its impact softened when it's the case; and if any flick deserves maximum effect, it's this one.

Heck, I'd be willing to co-host a screening some time if someone with a decent-sized screen is up for a night of Scots-Pagan creepy fun. *cough* Michael! *cough* Jeff! *Cough* It stars Christopher Lee for cryin' out loud. Christopher Lee.

I'm not gonna twist your arm. Just puttin' it out there for you to ruminate on.

*whistles innocently*


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