Ghost Rider is not so much a superhero movie as a folktale western, which is very cool. The script is great for the most part, though there are many unnecessary lines and speeches, but overall it is very good. The visuals are mind blowing, the locations for all the scenes are perfect, the performances by Cage, Elliot, and Bentley are terrific, and the cinematography is GORGEOUS. I would like to see a sequel, which obviously will happen with the great opening it has had. Sam Elliott steals the show as Carter Slade, he's mysterious and I had a feeling he would turn out to be a key role in the movie. He's a great actor and has made many, many great movies.
Although there are a few things I didn't like about the movie... The final fight wasn't as cool or epic as any Spider-Man or X-Men fight, but it fit and made sense with the rest of the plot. And of course we don't need to see so much of Eva Mendes' chest.
Ya know, CGI has come a long way and you would expect a movie like Ghost Rider to take advantage of that and make this movie look good. Instead it really did look fake. I thought I was watching a cartoon whenever he turned into the Rider. Plus, they just made the Rider part of Blaze cheesy as hell. There are just some comics that I don't think should be made into movies and this was one of them. I pray there isn't a sequel. As far as a plot, there … more
Pros: See Review Cons: See Review The Bottom Line: Ghost Rider is a lazy film that is regrettably uninterested in it characters, and equally as uninterested in its audiences ability to tell a turkey from a swan. Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie''s plot. Hasnt the Marvel Comic Books stable of heros ran out yet? Apparently not; queue Ghost Rider (2007), a movie that when the credits rolled … more
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The prophetically named Johnny Blaze and his father perform death-defying stunts in a carnival, but the real danger to his dad's life is the cancer growing within his dying body. To save him, Johnny makes a deal with Mephistopheles (Peter Fonda, EASY RIDER) and sacrifices his soul. When his father is killed mid-stunt, Johnny runs away, leaving behind his grief and a young love named Roxanne. Years later, Johnny (Nicolas Cage, WORLD TRADE CENTER ) is the most famous rider in the country. Despite his daredevil tendencies, Johnny is a different man when he's not riding his bike. Though he wears leather jackets and pants, he prefers jelly beans to Jim Beam while listening to the Carpenters. Years have passed since Johnny has seen the love of his life, but he still carries a torch for Roxanne (Eva Mendes, HITCH). When he sees her after a stunt, he tries to regain her love and trust. But it's time for the devil to take his due as he brings Johnny into an epic battle with Blackheart (Wes Bentley, AMERICAN BEAUT...