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.