I wanted to like Ghost Rider:Spirit of Vengeance…really, I did…

Why? A comic book hero? Idris Elba? Nicolas Cage is a skeleton on FIRE?  C’mon!  And guiltily, I enjoyed the first Ghost Rider (2007)–it had a solid mythology and was fun.  So, I was thinking this would be more of the same or at least some Drive Angry horribliciousness (yes…it is my word to describe movies that are horrible and awesome–I will also use Badtastic–as in Starship Troopers!). Anyway–I was WRONG!

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance doesn’t even qualify as a sequel, since it has nothing at all that ties it to the original–not the story or even Nicolas Cage (who is now even more of a caricature).  The narrative is convoluted.  The acting is ridiculously bad–even by the good actors.  The script is actually just a string of clichés.  The only bright spot is the use of some cool special effects, but sadly one can not live on effects alone.

Oh, we did laugh. At the movie though, not with the movie.

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About nediunedited

Who is nediunedited? A lover of cinema since the age of seven! All kinds–all genres. Films (TV and Books, too) have shaped my life–they were my escape, my inspiration and even my first role models. I do not rate my films in the traditional sense (no stars, grades, etc.)–instead I give you my opinion and my take on it–I do not give traditional plot summaries either, because I want you to go in clear–ready for your own experience. There is nothing better than discovering a fine film, without any other influence. (Personally, when I want to really see something I practice media shut out–I refuse to watch too many trailers, viral promos, reviews, etc–I have been known to cover my eyes and ears in the theater during trailers–LALALALA!) That’s me–hope you come by and visit! I will definitely make the rounds and find some of you out there, too.

5 thoughts on “I wanted to like Ghost Rider:Spirit of Vengeance…really, I did…

  1. Sad that they have managed to screw up this character two times. Ghost Rider is one of the coolest characters in the marvel stable yet they can’t seem to make a good film based on the comic. I think I will blame Nic Cage since he was in both films.

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  3. Nic does need money…but a movie is inherently the fault of the script and the director. Ghost Rider really needed someone passionate about it’s world to write and direct the movies. As you can see I too watched this dismal movie! Cheers 🙂

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