The Whiker Man

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  • #38559

    Anonymous

    Do you think it is really annoying when Hollywood takes films that were originally set in the UK and them remakes the film but set in the US. Like War of the Worlds and most recently, The Whiker Man!! It just really annoys me, sorry for the rant.

    #75482

    Anonymous

    Quite right Too

    Although as an (almost) Pagan – I object to the films being made at all!!!! <!– s:o –><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/shocked.gif" alt=":o" title="Shocked" /><!– s:o –>

    #75483

    Anonymous

    yes it does annoy me, but war of the worlds I can get because of the whole orson wells thing, but still.

    #75510

    Anonymous

    Wicker Man was good, I like Cage so hopefully this new version will be faithful and affectionate and not spoil the tone of the original.

    Of course, i did say hopefully…

    I haven’t been to the cinema this year – nothing is pulling me in!&nbsp; Superman seemed like it might, but no, it didn’t, Xmen 3 – no, is it just me or is there really no decent, interesting movcies being made by Hollywood?&nbsp; Do I have to wait for Film 4 and other independent prodcutions to hit TV or download them because the mass cinema industry won’t show works of art at their popcorn infested multiplexes?

    #75565

    Anonymous

    Christopher Lee’s character is now being played by a woman, thats take away from the character a bit but I still might give it a chance sometime or wait till it is on Sky.

    Maybe they could start making their own horror stories that are actually good. I can’t see any of the recent horror movies being remade in about 30years, unless things are really bad in cinema land.

    I think remakes work when they are told from a different point of view more than almost a direct copy of the original.

    The British Film industry should try and take advantage of the weaknesses in Hollywood at the moment (no offence to our American friends)

    #76730

    Anonymous

    No offense taken….

    I don’t think there are any good movies being made at the moment, and evreythings a remake to boot. As for horror films, it seems none of them have any plotting anymore or they ruin a classic horor film (Omen/Shining TV movie);
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    As for the practice of moving evreything to the USA, yes it does bother me a bit. I think I mentioned that I recently rediscovered Max Headroom, but as much as the US series was good, it was not as good as the original Channel Four film……

    BTW: The Whiker Man got terrible reviews in the Chicago Sun-Times, and from what I’ve heard from the people I know who have sen it it was pretty bad. The only two movies of Cage’s that I ever liked were ‘Raising Arizona’, which is hilarious, and ‘Peggy Sue Got married’, which is a good time travel tale.

    #76731

    Anonymous

    I’ll probably see what its like when its free on sky&nbsp; <!– s:P –><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/tongue.gif" alt=":P" title="Tongue" /><!– s:P –> But otherwise I am just avoiding it, the original was fine and didn’t need a big budget to make it good.

    Budget certainly doesn’t equal good film

    #76991

    Anonymous
    &quot;Nhoj&quot;:24zz0qo9 wrote:
    Quite right Too

    Although as an (almost) Pagan – I object to the films being made at all!!!! <!– s:o –><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/shocked.gif" alt=":o" title="Shocked" /><!– s:o –>
    [/quote:24zz0qo9]

    Why do you object, Nhoj?

    #77010

    Anonymous

    For their flagrant disregard and misrepresentation of the ‘old’ pagan religions – such as wicca

    If any other religion was portrayed (or more accurately villified) in this way – people would be burned at the stake -&nbsp; <!– s;) –><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/wink.gif" alt=";)" title="Wink" /><!– s;) –> – metaphorically – of course

    But then Wicca (and other minority belief systems) are fair game in the West – where a strange combination of Christianity, Agnostocism and Atheism hold sway

    Regards

    Nhoj

    #77012

    Anonymous
    &quot;Nhoj&quot;:dtqh973r wrote:
    For their flagrant disregard and misrepresentation of the ‘old’ pagan religions – such as wicca

    If any other religion was portrayed (or more accurately villified) in this way – people would be burned at the stake -&nbsp; <!– s;) –><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/wink.gif" alt=";)" title="Wink" /><!– s;) –> – metaphorically – of course

    But then Wicca (and other minority belief systems) are fair game in the West – where a strange combination of Christianity, Agnostocism and Atheism hold sway

    Regards

    Nhoj
    [/quote:dtqh973r]

    Ahhh…a man of reason……

    Yes it is sad is it not? The old ways reduced to a matter of jokes and horror movie plots. I for one hate movies that do this, and its always evil witches, magick is evil.

    Well, before you go, and having just watched Battle field, put away your cameras, scripts, and sfx equipment, because I love and in my own theorys trust in the Doctor’s view on ‘Clark’s law’ from that episode….movie makers…..more like black devils…capturing peoples souls on film…tsk, tsk…..

    #77014

    Anonymous

    I thought it was all dealt with rather sensitively in the Woodward movie?

    #77015

    Anonymous

    Never having seen it -should I?- I cannot comment on how that movie handled it, but most just kinda use cliches and such……its kind of like writing a movie about world war two where the Nazis attack Pearl Harbor and the Japenese bomb London. Its just too jumbled…I don’t mind if every third of fourth movie or tale was like that, hey its just fiction. But when you meet negative aspects in real life because of beliefs that people only know about from wrong views, well, its annoying to say the least.

    Its like sayimg all Americans are asses…oops, forget I said that.&nbsp; <!– s;) –><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/wink.gif" alt=";)" title="Wink" /><!– s;) –>

    By the way, how is the other version of this movie?? Worth twenty to thirty dollars or no?

    #77051

    Anonymous

    anything is the worth the price of seeing Christopher Lee in a dress <!– s::) –><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/rolleyes.gif" alt="::)" title="Roll Eyes" /><!– s::) –>

    #77057

    Anonymous

    ‘sensitively’  We must have different definitions of the word Atomic <!– s;) –><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/wink.gif" alt=";)" title="Wink" /><!– s;) –>

    But seriously – I knew a ‘confirmed’* druidic priest who went off like a super volcano – on seeing the film

    Regards

    Nhoj

    * ps ‘confirmed’ – as in, recognised by those who follow that way / or ‘by ancient rites’ – if you like

    #77142

    Anonymous

    Well what I meant was that life on the island was portrayed as an idyll in every scene where woodward wasn’t running from door to door.

    We always remember the bare boobies and woodward burning, and Christopher Lee being sinister, but there is far much more to it than that.

    Besides, I don’t hold much faith in religious leaders.&nbsp; Look at the outcry from the catholic church over the Life of Brian which wasn’t even about Christ!

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