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Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011)

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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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Box Office

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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The second film to be released under the Marvel Knights banner, after Punisher: War Zone (2008). 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: You wanted to know why I look this way. Think of... a flamethrower.
[scene of Ghost Rider urinating fire]
Danny: [laughs]
Roarke: Is that funny? Okay. A flamethrower made of papier-mâché. All that power. But try to use it, you burn up. This body I'm living in, it's weak, human. It's dying. It was never made to things that I can do. But you... you're only part human. You have all the power that I have inside of you. Like father, like son.
[leans on to touch Danny, Danny shrugs him off]
Roarke: But this corporeal form can...
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The Line
Written by James Chapple, David Brian Kelly and Graeme Cornies
Performed by Triptaka
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Sequels can be rough.
20 February 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was able to see a screening of GR2, and the theater wasn't too crowded but there was a diverse group of people. I was glad to see that the audience wasn't just a bunch of nerdy white guys. The age groups were varied, as well as both sexes being represented. I don't think that you could have asked for a more random group of people. As the credits rolled, the murmuring that began echoed my own thoughts. "What the hell was that?"

I enjoyed the first Ghost Rider and thought that it stood on it's own. It didn't need the license behind it for you to understand or keep you in the seat. The sequel leaned HEAVY on the fact that you had seen the previous one and were able to understand Johnny Blaze's predicament. Very little character development on what had happened since we left, and what he'd been through. The new people that are introduced have a wisp of back story. There is so much emphasis on the action that the plot and dialog are left standing in the dust.

Rather than give a blow by blow explanation, I'll say this; the few parts of the movie that were received as I think they were intended had nothing to do with the rest of the movie. The few funny parts are the worst offenders. They were literally just asides to the audience, a wink if you will.

If you're looking for some action-oriented entertainment and able to overlook plot and dialog, I think you'll like it. There's a lot of well choreographed fights, and the visual effects are really good. I will say that the flame is the best I have ever seen. You'll chuckle a few times (flamethrower) and you'll root for the good guys. IMO, wait though. Don't see it in 3D (WASTE of time and money, added nothing at all) and wait for the BluRay or stream.


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