Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Review

Johnny Blaze, still struggling with the curse of being the Ghost Rider, is hiding out in a remote part of Eastern Europe when a secret sect of the church asks him to save a boy from the devil. At first Johnny is reluctant to use his power, but it’s the only way to save the boy and possibly rid himself of this curse forever.

Lets start with a general perception about Hollywood movie buffs in India.Majority of people beleive if its Hollywood then its good. If its a superhero then it is much better. Movies based on comic books don’t need much acting and emotions (clearly they haven’t seen Dark Knight and Captain America) and know these characters as much it is written in Wikipedia.

So I am here to review Ghost Rider 2 Spirit of Vengence.I wanted to like Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance like so much. The trailers and TV spots were so refreshing and action packed and despite the fact that Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor aren’t the best filmmakers out there, a watchable action flick could have been expected from them but not. In fact, the directing duo can count themselves in the list of worst Comic Book Movie filmmakers and enjoy. Simply put, the film is a mess, and while it at least delivers on some of the promise of what we’ve so far seen, the sequel or sequel boot ends up being nearly as bad as Ghost Rider’s movie released in 2007. It has its moments, but they are few and far between.

Ghost Rider transform

The script is horible. There is nothing like a real plot, and it is incredibly weak and predictable. The dialogues are so bad that you’ll find yourself laughing at wrong moments, while the characters are as paper thin as the pages from the comic books that the movie claims to based upon. Spirit of Vengeanceis a a sequel and a reboot, but it will leave anyone who hasn’t read a comic book or watched the first part badly confused and like what happened ???. The new back story makes Blaze’s motivation unclear and unclearer. Scenes are edited in cartoon-like sequences and weird montages make the film even more idioticAlso his voice,  They went to a lot of trouble synthesizing animal noises through an electric guitar to pull off the perfect “unholy” sound they were after.  The problem?

Nicolas Cage portrays Johnny Blaze in utterly ridiculous fashion. There are moments where his acting becomes ridicules and stupid. He decided to play Ghost Rider by himself which was a good decision but the way he walks makes him a laughable piece of shit of all superhero movies. Ciarna Hinds-Rourke who plays devil not at all looks scary of threatening instead he looks as laughable as Nicolas Cage . Johnny Whitworth is no better as Carrigan,an uninteresting character whom the real Ghost Rider would have blown into ashes in 35.55 secs.His appearances give feeling of a clown prince trying scare people as hard as he could . Violante Placido puts in a good performance as Nadya, while Idris Elba is perhaps the films only real saving grace as Moreau. However, with little screentime, poor characterisation and and mostly awful dialogue, it’s hard to really praise anyone.none of them have a lot to do, and Fergus Riordan’s as a young Danny (Ketch?) is better we don’t mention it. The movie starts in a ridiculous fashion and soon gets into the boots of Terminator 2. With Blaze trying to save a kid from becoming the Devil

The special effects are good and Ghost Rider looks fantastic. While Blaze is in his fiery form, the leather on his jacket and his chain and bike. The only action scenes and Chases scenes are the ones which you have already seen in the trailers and TV spots. Unfortunately, the 3D effects are nowhere near as effective, serving only as a reminder of why seeing any film that wasn’t shot in the format or at least converted properly is a waste of time and money.If you really want to watch Spirit of Vengeance , do so in 2D.

So if you want to watch the movie to see a man with skull on fire there aren’t enough scenes where this man really has his skull on fire

My Ra(n)ting 1.5 out of 5 and I want my money back

If I knew where Nicolas Cage lived, I’d send him a copy.  It would be….appropriate somehow.


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2 thoughts on “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Review

  1. Yasmeen February 18, 2012 at 9:56 am Reply

    HAHAHA!! Brilliant post Anshul, BRAVO my friend! 😀 *applauds*

    (P.S.: those pics of Nicholas Cage are damn freaky..I guess no one could do this pathetic role better than him! =P)

  2. tsaffron February 19, 2012 at 4:42 am Reply

    Nice. Well written! Movie was too boring!

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