Saturday, December 10

The Wicker Tree Trailer Impressions: A Spiritual Successor to 1973's The Wicker Man

The Wicker Tree is a 2011 horror thriller film which contains various elements from the 1973 horror cult classic The Wicker Man. The Wicker Tree is based on a novel written by Robin Hardy who was also the director of The Wicker Man (1973). Will this spiritual successor be as popular as its cult classic brother? Find it out here.

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The Wicker Tree
Plot / Synopsis

Based on Hardy's own 2006 novel Cowboys for Christ, the film focuses on Texas pop star turned gospel singer, Beth (Brittania Nicol) and her cowboy boyfriend, Steve (Henry Garrett), both devout evangelical Christians from the church Cowboys for Christ, sent on a mission to spread the word of God to the people of Scotland.

Watch The Wicker Tree movie trailer here:

The Wicker Tree Trailer Impressions
The Wicker Tree Trailer Review

I am as confused as most of you when I watched the trailer for this film. There are cowboys, abduction, running ladies, a burning three, and sacrifices. In my honest opinion this trailer is not effective to build a hype.

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After researching though, an interest sparked. The Wicker Tree is said to be the spiritual successor of the 1973 cult classic "The Wicker Man", not the 2008 unofficial American remake of The Wicker Man starring Nicholas Cage. This time, this spiritual successor has all the blessings of the man who directed the 1973 cult classic for this was also based on his own novel. But going back to the trailer, if you are not familiar with the 1973 film, then this trailer can be a very confusing. It is not "new generation of movie goer" friendly as all it sows are the positive reviews stated by film critics. Given that it is that good, it is still is not enough to make one excited to go see it if ever it gets to be released this 2011. Take note that this trailer is released on December 8, 2011 and there is no exact date when it will be released, so it might be this December or next year. If they are trying to create another cult classic then they might be ale to pull it off. But like other cult classics, this title might be off on everyone's radar and people will only able to appreciate this film after some fifty or so years.

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What do you think about The Wicker Tree's official movie trailer? Have you seen the 1973 Wicker Man or even the 2006 remake of it? What can you say about those films and what does that make you expect about this one? Share your thoughts on the comments section below: