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
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 »
When Moreau has the tires on his bike shot out and falls off the cliff, he shoots a P90 at the car, with the ejected rounds flying out of the side of the gun. In reality, the rounds eject out of the bottom of the gun, not the side. See more »
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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