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As Johnny Blaze hides out in Eastern Europe, he is called upon to stop the devil, who is trying to take human form.

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Storyline

Johnny Blaze, a man who made a deal with the Devil who called himself Mephistopheles at the time (now Roarke), is on the run trying to make sure no-one is harmed by his alter ego, The Ghost Rider. He is approached by a Monk named Moreau who tells him that he can help be him free of the Rider, but first, he needs Johnny's help to protect a boy, whom Roarke has plans for, to help him take human form. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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He rides again.


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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action and violence, some disturbing images, and language | See all certifications »

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17 February 2012 (USA)  »

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Ghost Rider 2  »

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Budget:

$57,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$22,115,334 (USA) (17 February 2012)

Gross:

$51,774,002 (USA) (4 May 2012)
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Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor:  In the sequence where Johnny Blaze (Nicolas Cage) is explaining the deal with the devil the film's directors are pictured shaking hands, while one of them is on fire. This mirroring the cover to 'Pink Floyd''s album "Wish You Were Here." See more »

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Engine sounds vary throughout the movie and are frequently mismatched with the engine configuration from the vehicle they're meant to portray (e.g. an inline four-cylinder sound on a twin-cylinder bike, and sporadic narrow-angle twin sounds on Blaze's balanced V4 engine). See more »

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Roarke: [answering phone] Carrigan!
Ray Carrigan: I got your package but the cost of doing business with me just went up.
Roarke: I don't understand.
Ray Carrigan: What's not to understand? I want more. You understand that?
Roarke: We had an agreement, Carrigan. Changing the defined terms of an agreement is something we just don't do.
Ray Carrigan: You told me to get a kid. Not a problem. I've done that with people before. And I have a history with his bitch of a mom, so there's no better guy for the job. But what you didn't tell me, is that I'd be walking ...
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That Old Black Magic
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Performed by Shirley Horn
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A Marvel film far under the average
18 February 2012 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

The first Ghost Rider was already a disappointment – compared to other Marvel adaptations to the cinema, it was far under the average. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, however, is even worse. It didn't even look like a big Hollywood production – the special effects and the action sequences were sometimes absurd going to the ridiculous. It looked like a low budget film – a poor visual with only one or two exciting scenes

  • if I can call them exciting.




Then, there is the plot issue. Those 'blockbusters' are not supposed to have a story with philosophical meanings as they are made aiming pure entertainment, but this one actually didn't even have a story. It was totally redundant, silly and cliché – actually kind of ambiguous because the characters were not well explained or explored - things seemed too much up in the air leading the audience to nowhere.

Nicolas Cage also didn't help at all as he was not convincing on what he was doing. But, we can't put all the blame on him – the character was already badly written by the screenwriters who didn't know how to make him interesting. The Ghost Rider is not the conventional superhero – he has an obscure personality. So, where is this aspect on the story? Where is the true nature of the Marvel superheroes? In this film, there isn't any.

What surprises me most is the fact that this film coasted $75 million and no one knew how to make a good use of this big budget. It was a total waste of money and time – not only for the audience, but for the actors too. A superhero movie that promises more than it really has to offer. If you didn't like the first film, you'll probably hate this one.


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