Elektra the warrior survives a near-death experience, becomes an assassin-for-hire, and tries to protect her two latest targets, a single father and his young daughter, from a group of supernatural assassins.
Will Yun Lee
When the motorcyclist Johnny Blaze finds that his father Barton Blaze has a terminal cancer, he accepts a pact with the Mephistopheles, giving his soul for the health of his beloved father. But the devil deceives him, and Barton dies in a motorcycle accident during an exhibition. Johnny leaves the carnival, his town, his friends and his girlfriend Roxanne. Years later Johnny Blaze becomes a famous motorcyclist, who risks his life in his shows, and he meets Roxanne again, now a TV reporter. However, Mephistopheles proposes Johnny to release his contract if he become the "Ghost Rider" and defeat his evil son Blackheart, who wants to possess one thousand evil souls and transform hell on earth. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Nicolas Cage is an avid comics fan; he took his stage surname, Cage, from character Luke Cage. His son is named "Kal-El", Superman's Kryptonian name. He was previously considered to play Green Goblin in Spider-Man (2002), and Superman in Tim Burton's aborted film project, but Ghost Rider is Cage's first role based on a comics character. See more »
After Ghost Rider gets the leather jacket with the spikes on
the shoulder you can see his chain pass through one of the spikes in scenes where he wraps his chain around himself, revealing the CGI effect. See more »
It's said that the West was built on legends. Tall tales that help us make sense of things too great or too terrifying to believe. This is the legend of the Ghost Rider.
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The Marvel logo features comic-book images of the Ghost Rider in its pages; after it fully forms it blazes briefly, then turns metallic and grows spikes, replicating the Ghost Rider's transformation. See more »
I went to see this film in the process of my work and so didn't pay and was just able to sit back and enjoy it for what it was.
I would probably not have paid to see this film anyway because it just did not look like something that i would be into, however, i am glad i have seen it and i really did enjoy most of it.
Sure, some parts just made me want to get up and leave, and the film as a whole seemed to be carried by the fact that cage was in it(i am sure it would have been a straight to DVD/video if he had not been) but the acting was of a good standard, it had comic undulations that probably only appeared to those with shall we say a more 'eccentric' attitude to comedy, and it had some moments that made you twitch a little in your seat.
Funny, scary, pathetic, bad can all be used to describe this film, and it will probably be slated for all its worth.
All i have left to say is this:
To all the dads out there, get your kids, take them to see this film. They will enjoy it for its scares and fantasy, you Will enjoy the fact that Raquel Alessi and Eva Mendes are in it. Just do it!
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