Ghost Rider Spirit Of Vengeance (2012)

It’s more of a reboot than a sequel, but with the only similarity being Nicolas Cage. The film takes place in Eastern Europe where Idris Elba tells the Ghost Rider to help save the child that could be the anti-christ.

This is such a mess of a movie, there’s just so much going on and it goes in too many different directions its as if it just doesn’t know what it wants to be.

The best thing about this film is Idris Elba, but even he doesn’t know what accent he’s supposed to have. I mean Nicolas Cage is just unbearable at times and the plot is just so pointless it just doesn’t really go any where.

There are some pretty cool animated cut scenes, but the fact that this is a reboot doesn’t make sense, I mean if you’re going to reboot a superhero series, change the actor. At times I think, if this was the first Ghost Rider film then a lot of it could work because a lot of the time it’s just so rapped up in the whole- I’m ghost rider, i look cool cause my skulls on fire. But it is a sequel so we’ve seen what he looks like before and the fact that he’s just standing there in front of everyone for like 5 minutes just makes him look lazy or just stupid, and I swear at one point he dances.

So, it’s incredibly disappointing because, what I’ve read of the comics, is quite cool, but Nicolas Cage and the two directors have just interpreted it in a completely opposite way that it should be. I mean, if they gave it like a Mad Max meets A Fistful of Dollars, you could have a really good movie. But here you just have a wild, goofy mess of a Nicolas Cage movie.

There are some fairly good special effects though, especially in the decaying bodies area.

F.O.T.M.

A highly disappointing and very boring second outing for what could have been  some sort of good.

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