30 terrible movies saved by great endings

Bad films that find their footing at the last minute

The Wicker Man (2006)

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A remake of the 1973 British film of the same name, The Wicker Man follows police officer Edward Malus (Nicolas Cage), whose ex-fiancée Willow Woodward (Kate Beahan) informs him that her daughter Rowan (Erika Shaye Gair) has disappeared and asks for his assistance in her search. When he arrives at the island where Rowan was last seen, he suspects something sinister about the neo-pagans who reside on the island.

The Neil LaBute-directed remake is puzzlingly misguided and struggles against unintentional comedy and fails. But the film’s tragic ending elevates the quality of the film. Edward is captured by the weird cult members of the town, who think that killing him will make their honey harvest better. Edward is tortured with bees and subsequently dies after being burnt inside a giant wicker man.