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When the devil resurfaces with aims to take over the world in human form, Johnny Blaze reluctantly comes out of hiding to transform into the flame-spewing supernatural hero Ghost Rider -- and rescue a 10-year-old boy from an unsavory end.
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance is the best comic-book adaptation ever made. The brilliant hands-on auteur pairing of Neveldine/Taylor continue their streak of incredible films by doing the impossible: making a good comic-book movie.
Sure, there have been good films that are based on comics, such as The Dark Knight and Spiderman 2, but those aren't comic-book movies. The problem with a director like Christopher Nolan (and to a lesser extent, Sam Raimi or Bryan Singer), is that they want to bring the comic characters into our world. For a film like Watchmen, which is based on serious material, this is not a problem, but most comics aren't serious properties. If you break down comics to their bare essentials, you…
I should probably stop doing this to myself...
The original Ghost Rider movie was shoddily made, anemic and, most importantly, incredibly dull yet there should be something cinematic about the comic book character. The prospect of Neveldine and Taylor, the directors responsible for the wonderfully over the top Crank series, seemed like a perfect fit for our flame skulled anti-hero, so what went so horribly wrong?
Well if Neveldine and Taylor’s involvement in non-Crank films is anything to go by they struggle when they aren’t coming up with ways for Jason Statham to keep his heart ticking along. Whilst they have shown they work well on a tight budget this time around they appear to be curtailed by studio control too. At no point should this have ever…
"Merry Christmas, you assholes!" - Johnny Blaze
I can think of worse ways to spend 90 minutes. With exceedingly low expectations, and a constant referral back to the horrifically average 2007 original, I was prepared for the worst. But in my eyes, the Cage is never boring. And this is the Cagiest Cage film I've seen in a while.
Dripping with his own personal brand of madness, the film is far from good, but it's so over-the-top and mental that it's kinda loveable. Cage owns the movie by being the worst thing in a bad film, and like in The Wicker Man, this helps things considerably.
My rating of this film is not for the quality of it. It's for the enjoyment. Just a good bit of mental fun, and a completely harmless waste of time. Plus, Christopher Lambert is in it. If that doesn't make you want to watch it, then there's nothing I can do for you.
Vulgar auterism. 👍
There is a kind of pleasant insanity to this film that makes it a bit better than the rather bland first one, but this still is by no means a Ghost Rider film.
I used to collect comics and one of my favourites was the Ghost Rider comic. Ghost Rider is a bleak, depressing and inhuman superhero without any kind of empathy. Its human host suffers from this as well but embraces it and tries to inject some humanity into the spirit of Vengeance, thus making a great symbiosis. This could make for a great film character, but here the emphasis lies on the action and it is more about Cage than about his demon.
Cage's interpretation of Blaze is…
Wertloser Film. Absoluter "Trash" im Wortsinne, nicht was heute darunter verstanden wird: Wertloser Müll. Cinematography, Geschichte, Sets, alles einfach nur wertlos. Cage scheint nur in wenigen Momenten durch diesen Haufen Scheiße und kann den Rest auch nicht mehr retten.
seen at Regal Deer Park Stadium 16 (DCP)
It's extremely low on substance, but the visuals and special effects are surprisingly glorious. Normally these factors aren't enough to make me like a movie, but this - at the very least - seemed to do whatever it could to make sure the frame looked awesome. The story is stupid and familiar, but the spectacle here was enough for me. Nic Cage is so out of place as the titular character that you kinda can't help but like him. The Ghost Rider makes up for most of the spectacle and Idris Elba is always fun, as well.
Basically: shit story, awesome visuals. Also: why didn't I think this was as bad another Transformers flick, you ask? I could actually comprehend what was happening. It was never a cluster-fuck of particles and explosions. Each explosion counted or was presented creatively. Also the stupid story is kind of fun considering I didn't care about anything that was happening.
Christopher Lambert deciding last-minute on a bargain bin KWAIDAN Halloween costume.
bad movie with a few cool scenes. the first one was better.
Love Ghost Rider, Haat Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
Encore un film avec un homme qui essaie d'échapper à une entité/une drogue/un joueur qui possède son corps (on comprend pourquoi un des deux est allé faire un film d'exorciste après la séparation d'avec l'autre), mais c'est beaucoup moins délirant et plus conventionnel dans la mise en scène (pas assez de rollerblade). Il reste quelques répliques hilarantes et un casting rigolo, du Giles de Buffy à Highlander, et, bien sûr, Nic, dans un rôle sur mesure (même si en réalité on se doute bien que c'est lui qui a imposé un deal au diable et non le contraire).
comic book mayhem
Help me out with this one guys.
"It's Mission Impossible!" is the true peak of cinéma.