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Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
He Rides Again.
Nicolas Cage reprises his role as Johnny Blaze in Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance. In this gritty new vision for the character, Johnny is still struggling with his curse as the devil's bounty hunter - but he may risk everything as he teams up with the leader of a group of rebel monks (Idris Elba) to save a young boy from the devil... and possibly rid himself of his curse forever
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…
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.
A film with a bad-ass comic book character, Nicholas Cage and the duo who made the Crank films, what could possibly go wrong? ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING.
Now convinced this is their second best. PG-13 forces them to branch out their creativity, culminating in those gorgeous motorcycle shots. Their secretive skill with old school dramatics and character work is revealed here it spades, the final act a surprisingly moving piece of populist cinema (and easily the best adoption of T2's arc out there).
Superhero films should be allowed to get as weird and termitic as this. The genre could actually achieve something.
It's worst crime is not nearly being as offensive as it should be. It isn't at all, frankly and manages to be quite boring in the process. Slap an R rating on this and have the Rider go on a bloody tear ripping off heads and shit. Come on, give me that much.
Blah. I'm probably one of the few who enjoyed the first Ghost Rider but this movie isn't the first one. Don't get me wrong, I actually have no problem with Nicholas Cage as Johnny Blaze/ Ghost Rider but the writing is just terrible. Cage tries but there's not much you can do when the script isn't good. Nothing made me invested in this film. I know it's hard to make characters like daredevil and ghost rider PG-13 but you can make a good film regardless of the rating. Movie is good for a viewing but nothing more. Let's hope now that marvel studios owns the rights again they do the character justice. Hopefully, a show on netflix like they are with daredevil.
Half of a star for Nicolas Cage pissing fire while laughing the Cagiest of Cage laughs.
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I actually think this is a fun movie, it's so very flawed but I have a good time when I watch it. I like the look of the Rider more this time and I like that there are action scenes involving he's bike.
It's very silly and Nic Cage is at 11 in terms of overacting but I like the look and tone of the movie, nothing great here but still it entertains me.
Ghost rider: spirit of vengeance 3D
Nicholas cage. Cristopher Lambert.
first of all lets say that the first G.R movie was a fun, tongue in cheek romp and not that bad, (I liked it anyway)
this apparition is however, a dismal, awful waste of celluloid. avoid at all costs.
acting terrible, plot none existent, 3D effect, hardly noticeable. an hour and a half of my life I can't get back!!!
This year is getting hotter and hotter. The ghost rider himself look's scary in this film. But in the first movie the rider just look's like a cartoon, and I can say that this film is better then the first one.
What do all these numbers have in common? They're ridiculously low ratings for one of the most creative, batshit crazy, and just all around fun comic book adaptations ever made. This is my first experience with Neveldine/Taylor, and after seeing there unique visual style I definitely will be coming back for more. Seriously, they direct the fuck out of this movie, and without them we would've received another dull superhero film like the first Ghost Rider. I don't think there's a single good performance in this movie, but it's good that no one takes there role too seriously to stay with the tone of the film. The film is packed with amazing visuals, stuff I'd never thought I'd see in a studio comic book movie. Ghost Rider 2 has been unfairly mauled by critics, and if you go in with a positive attitude you're in for one hell of a ride.
This is what I saw following the end of PIFAN and knew what I was in for, having heard the coverage of the movie on bad movie podcasts. I am not going to cover that material again here. Nicholas Cage looked too old to be Johnny Blaze in the first movie but I sort of went with it. This one just went a little too far on several counts. However, I was still entertained enough to keep watching. Having missed the very start, I would watch it again to catch that, but I think it would probably make me like the movie less as some of the charm is that I took the scenes for what they were without having to be fully tethered to the actual intent of the movie, which is probably less creative than my imagination of how the plot was set up.
When Ghost Rider is beating up bad guys this movie is pretty awesome, when Ghost Rider isn't beating up bad guys this movie is nothing of actual value. A character like Ghost Rider seems far to restricted in a PG-13 flick. I see lots of potential with a Ghost Rider movie if it can be more grim and dark in tone, as it looks now it just doesn't work out.
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