Sunday, February 19, 2012

CLASSICS OF CRAP: VOLUME 25-The Wicker Man(2006)

Hey guys and gals, and welcome to a special anniversary edition of Classics of Crap. This is my 25th drawing honoring the best of the worst movies of all time. I still have lots more to go, but this is a big milestone for me. I have been doing one of these a week for 25 straight weeks, and it is one of the most enjoyable things I've ever done. I hope you are like them as well!

That said, for the 25th CoC, I wanted to paint one of the my favorite nutball actors in one of his nuttiest performances. Nicholas Cage, once a deeply respected actor, as of late has become almost synonymous with over the top acting histrionics, starring in what are essentially glorified B-Movies like Drive Angry, Ghost Rider, Trespass, Bangkok Dangerous, Season of the Witch, etc. It seemed odd to me that he would star in The Wicker Man. Adapted by Neil LaBute from a 70's genre classic, it is probably most famous today as a YouTube video of all of Cage's over the top freaky line readings. I highly encourage you to seek it out- it's more entertaining than the actual movie, trust me. This movie is mostly a slog to sit through, but Cage makes it extremely entertaining. Two words: Bear Suit. Be sure to stick around for the end, where you will see legendary actress Ellen Burstyn dressed like a cross between the Island of Dr. Moreau and Braveheart, feeding Nick Cage a bag of bees. And remember, HOW'D IT GET BURNED???


Maggie Cats said...

HA! Thank you for not forcing me to sit through this entire movie to enjoy the 2 minutes of actual entertainment. I think "NOT THE BEES!" needs to find a way into my everyday conversation.

Belle Dee said...

Some day I will sit down and watch this.