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Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

A movie directed by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor

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Not exactly what i was expecting.

  • Feb 19, 2012
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I never followed the Ghost Rider series, mainly cause my Mother is Christian; Dude with a flaming skull head No no, "Its demonic" she said. So I wasn't allowed to read the comic or watch the movie. Luckily I have some cool family members who (secretly of course) allowed me to watch it at their house. I pop in this DVD watch it and after is done the first thing that came out of my mouth was “GOD THAT MOVIE SUCKED” I was super disappointed.  Fast forward to January 2012 I’m watching TV and a Trailer for a new Ghost Rider flick shows up, I’m watching this trailer and it looks really good, I’m liking the look of the action, it looks like it’s a fast pace than the last movie, I’m having high hopes right now. So Yesterday (Saturday February 18th 2012) I go out to see it with a few…………..”Acquaintances”
 
Ghost Rider Spirit of vengeance takes place after the first movie (No really?), Johnny is still dealing with his curse of being the Ghost rider. He is soon approached by a mysterious church to save a boy being hunted by Roarke(aka the Devil). At first he refuses but soon finds out that this kid may be the key to lifting his curse.
 
Ummm yeah Ok………ummmmm yeeeeeaaaaahh. So…….. *scratches head* Where do I start. Ummm  that was “intresting”. OK I will say this It was better than the first movie, I will give it that. And I will admit it was a super fun movie to watch (especially with friends). As I predicted (from watching the commercial) it was a really fast paced movie, it had a Crank 2/Roadhouse feel to it as evidenced in the shaky camera heavy metal style filming. At times though the movie felt abit too over the top and little immature (flaming pee really……Really……..Really) Perhaps it’s just me though as when I went to see this I was expecting it to be a little Darker and on a more serious tone than it was. Unlike the first film there is a ton more action and I really liked the updated Ghost Rider design. The Story wasn’t hard to follow and it wasn’t the greatest, if you watched the first movie and saw how it ended you will be wondering why he’s even trying to get rid of the curse in the first place. Some things didn’t make sense.
 
And that not the only thing the Acting was horrid I think now I know why my Sister hates Nicolas Cage, Dude seriously what was that? I understand your trying to keep within the tone of the movie but that was so amateurish its awful. And don’t get me started on the other guys, like Johnny Whitworth’s character Ray; the guy is just there, who are you?
 
Ghost Rider Spirit of vengeance is a fun, Wild, over the top, film filled with humor. It is the definition of thoughtless action. And that’s basically all it delivers on. If your going to see this movie for those reasons then by all means go ahead, watch it and enjoy. For everyone else if you are looking for that Dark portrayal of the character I suggest you stick with the comic books, or at least the first movie.



 

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review by . February 17, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
Better Than The First Film, But Not The Definitve Film on The Spirit of Vengeance
Ghost Rider has always been a favorite of mine since I was a teen. I mean, he was the ultimate anti-hero, a man torn apart between his humanity and his deal with the devil. The character reached new heights in the 80’s-90’s and reached a dimension that defined the character under the “Midnight Sons” label. I wasn’t very happy with how the 2007 film turned out, but hey, I guess I understood why it tried to do so many things that it lost its focus. Well, the sequel to …
review by . February 27, 2012
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Nicolas Cage sets his head on fire once again in Ghost Rider:  Spirit of Vengeance and the results are mixed.  While I wasn't expecting anything absolutely amazing, I was hoping that this sequel outdid its predecessor.  In some ways it did, but for the most part this was a very standard "get from Point A to Point B" type of flick.      The plot was very simplistic.  Co-writer David S. Goyer, who seems to only write films that are either awesome …
review by . August 17, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
*1/2 out of ****    The first one might have been God-awful, but there was always a chance that a good "Ghost Rider" movie could be made. When Neveldine/Taylor, the directing duo behind the loads-of-fun "Crank" movies, were announced at the helm of the sequel; I was hopeful. When Nic Cage's return to the role of Johnny Blaze was confirmed, I began to doubt the project more than I initially had. When the trailer came out, I was hopeful again. And when I saw the movie itself, I …
review by . February 18, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
Star Rating:         We have already learned that Johnny Blaze (Nicholas Cage) sold his soul to the Devil to become the Ghost Rider, a demonic bounty hunter who takes on the appearance of a flaming skeleton in a leather jacket. He rides a motorcycle, also flaming, and carries with him a chain which he uses as a weapon. About midway through Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, we learn that his powers extend beyond even this – according to what he tells a young boy, …
review by . February 21, 2012
There was no way anyone thought that Ghost Rider 2: Spirit of Vengeance was going to be anything more than a bad movie. The only debate was if it was going to be so bad that it was good or that it was going to be just terrible. It had all the tools to be the former, I'm just not quite sure if the movie got there. As long as you don't get bogged down by things like acting, cohesiveness or consistency then there is a chance you may find the trashy fun in Ghost Rider 2 that I'm …
Quick Tip by . February 14, 2012
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I've always loved this character and when he was pushed in the 80's-90's as a true dark anti-hero, I really wanted Hollywood to make a definitive movie on the character. I hope to see his classic villains and the trailers did show BLACKOUT; on this I am excited!      The first movie wasn't good, actually it was bad. I do hope that this time, they manage to get it right....though Nicholas Cage hasn't really made a good movie in awhile.      …
Quick Tip by . February 14, 2012
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I want this film to work so badly. The Rider is one of the coolest and most unique characters in the Marvel Universe, and I hope this film does him justice. I enjoyed the first film, but thought it could have been much better. I'll find out this weekend if the sequel betters the original.
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  • Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance is loosely based on the Marvel Knights series of the classic character and is a sequel to the 2007 movie "Ghost Rider", also with Nicholas Cage in the title role.
  • Opened February 17, 2012 | Runtime:1 hr. 36 min.
  • PG-13
    Intense sequences of action and violence, some disturbing images and language
  • While hiding out in Eastern Europe, Johnny Blaze (Nicolas Cage) must once again become the Ghost Rider when members of a secret church hire him to save a boy from Satan.
  • Cast: Nicolas Cage, Ciarán Hinds, Violante Placido, Idris Elba, Johnny Whitworth, Fergus Riordan
  • Director: Mark Neveldine
  • Genres: Action/Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
  • Teaser poster art for "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance." 
  • A scene from "Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance."
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    Release Date: Feb. 17, 2012
    MPAA Rating: PG-13
    Screen Writer: Scott M. Gimple, Seth Hoffman
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