I loved the original, I even love the music in it. Gently Johnny and Willow's song are my favorites as well as the opening score. I wish the opening score was longer. I have the collectors DVD with the extending version and the released version plus a bunch of extras including a 40ish minute piece on the making of the movie and its trials to get to the screen in the first place.
The original has the clash between Paganism and Christianity. What I am hearing is the new version is the clash between men and women.
My sister also does not think that Cage will be sacrificed, that he would not allow himself to be burned in the Wicker Man. If this is true I will be majorly upset. That is the whole point of the movie, that is why the first was so good, so creepy.
The ad campaign is also making it look satanic, not happy with that either.