Thursday, March 15, 2012
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2.5)
The devil is trying to take human form and the rider is the only one who can stop him.
I liked this one better than the first. I honestly can't remember anything about the first movie other than the fact that I couldn't finish watching it because it was so bad. Trust me, I love all Nick Cage movies (Seeking Justice, Season of the Witch), but this one was beyond Nick Cage's help. If it was more like Drive Angry that was just all N Cage all the time instead of caring about someone else I would've liked it more. Instead, there wasn't enough N Cage for the bad to really be good.
The story was...lame. They kind of throw it at you and leave you to guess who this kid is and then when you find out it doesn't seem to matter at all and what you think will happen does and then it ends and that's that. Sort of worthless as a movie.
It had it's funny parts. Most of the time it was just Nick Cage acting like a crazy person and then turning into a crazy fire skeleton who was even more weird and seemed to enjoy just standing there while the camera shots flipped back and forth between close ups and wide shots of him...standing there...being on fire...ya.
Was hoping it was going to be better but I should've known. There were some cool parts though and some interesting ideas being tossed about but watch Drive Angry instead of this and then watch this if you're too tired to watch a movie that you have to remember.