Reviews and Problems with Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
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Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
Sound & Vision Magazine
17 September 2012
Excerpt: Johnny’s pursuit of evil soon puts him at odds with his old helpmate Satan, who has spawned a son to take over the family business. When a rogue priest promises to free Johnny from the spell if he saves the boy from Lucifer’s clutches, he takes up the challenge.
REVIEW: Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Just Another Flaming Pile of Cage-y Nonsense
3 August 2012
Excerpt: When you're not going to win on points, you may as well try to shoot the moon — that seems to be the thought process behind Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance , the sequel to Marvel's 2007 Ghost Rider .
Excerpt: To save his father, stunt biker Johnny Blaze made a deal with the devil (named Roarke) but things didn’t quite turn out alright. Johnny turned into the Ghost Rider, an angel captured by demonic forces, driven insane and let loose with a perverted idea of his mission: instead of protecting the...
Excerpt: There’s some irony in this Ghost Rider sequel/reboot/do over in that the church sees a purpose in Johnny Blaze (Nicholas Cage). They’re courting a demon, and Blaze has went all wolf man, going into seclusion to protect others from himself.
Excerpt: The Film There is CollegeHumor Original skit called " Nicholas Cage's Agent ," which has the Oscar Award Winner signing on to bad film after bad film after bad film. Sadly many of these fictional films - Superman's Cat and A Very Pol Pot Christmas - probably would still be better career choices than...
Conclusion: Whether or not you liked the first Ghost Rider film, chances are you won't think much of Spirit of Vengeance . This sequel takes a distant approach, but winds up disappointing even more than the silly original.
Conclusion: Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance is an exciting thrill ride that puts all three Transformers movies to shame. Yeah, I said it. I do wish it would have been rated R, but oh well. I found it fun and that’s all that matters.
Conclusion: From the guy who gave us 'Crank,' there's no reason why this (supposed) reboot of the 'Ghost Rider' franchise should not have been an off-the-rocker crazy guilty pleasure. Instead, it's a movie with a cliche-filled, predictable and used-up story and special effects worthy of an actually good movie.
Conclusion: Take away its special effects, and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance fails on every level. That's a shame, because the character seems ripe for a dark, violent, brooding sort of detailed character study intermixed with hellish violence.
Excerpt: The second attempt to ignite a franchise based on Marvel�s flame-headed anti-hero, Spirit of Vengeance is a modestly entertaining slice of supernatural nonsense, enlivened by a bug-eyed performance from Nicolas Cage.