Genre: Comic superhero, action
Running Time: 1 Hour 37 Minutes
Director: Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Ciarán Hinds, Idris Elba, Christopher Lambert, James Remar, Violante Placido, Johnny Whitworth and Fergus Riordan
Synopsis: “Johnny Blaze, aka Ghost Rider, hides in remote Eastern Europe and struggles to repress his curse. Blaze is recruited by a sect to take on the devil, who wants to take over his mortal son’s body on the boy’s birthday (Warner Bros Pictures).
Verdict: It wasn’t the worst film I’ve seen this year but I’m very surprised that it still holds a rating higher than 10% on Rotten Tomatoes. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance is a very flawed movie. Bad acting, unconvincing CG effects, and a horribly written screenplay with corny one liners and numerous scenes that are either pointless, left explained or just pure dumb. You’d also see Christopher Lambert in the worst role he’s taken thus far. The only entertainment I got from Ghost Rider 2 was Nicolas Cage‘s amusing acting.
The aftermath: Cage had apparently sacked a 12 year-old kid who has been the one responsible for selecting the film roles for him in the past few years. What took him so long? Wait, why would any actor let a young boy do such an important job in the first place?
Another sequel? Everyone in the whole world would rather see a reboot. I’m positive.
Second opinion: “The movie’s quite lame but I liked some of the effects and illustrations” (Iris Loong).
Rating: 0.5 / 5
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Noticeable flaws: Ghost Rider/Johnny Blaze (Cage) goes unconscious after having a small grenade launched at him. A Javelin missile, however, doesn’t do any damage to him at all. He wakes up in the hospital and manages to escape along with his motorbike that’s strangely not taken to the police station instead. He gets his revenge on Ray Carringan (Johnny Whitworth) later on but doesn’t burn him to death like he does to all the other cameo villains resulting Ray to left to die on ground, even the ambulances around don’t pay him any attention. He is turned into Blackout (an undead with supernatural abilities) by Roarke Mephisto the Devil (Ciaran Hinds). Blackout cannot control his new found powers, decaying anything he touches except for the plastic wrapping of Twinkies and the steering wheel of the car he drives. At the end, Johnny Blaze attempts to save Danny (Fergus Riordan) without any of the weapons that Moreau (Idris Elba) offers, punching Roarke in the face with his bare fist. Not too bright, my friend.
If pissing when on fire is like a flamethrower, I wonder how it’d be like if he jerks off when on fire.
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Special thanks to YuberActive for the complimentary passes.