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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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Grannik
Sorin Tofan ...
Kurdish
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Terrokov
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Benedict
Cristian Iacob ...
Vasil
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Krakchev
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Toma Nikasevic
Ionut Cristian Lefter ...
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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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$57,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$51,774,002 (USA) (4 May 2012)
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Trivia

There are two references to Prince Vlad III of Wallachia a.k.a. Vlad the Impaler. His portrait is seen as one of the devil's personas and later the side of the tow truck reads 'Vlad's Recovery". Vlad inspired the Bram Stoker's book "Dracula", who also appears in various Marvel Comics, including as a foe to Ghost Rider. See more »

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The view through the Command Launch Unit (CLU) of the FGM-148 Javelin missile launcher is depicted as green night vision. The Javelin actually has a black and white, infra-red thermal sight, meaning hotter objects appear white. See more »

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Vasil: I got what you need for the shakes, my friend.
Johnny Blaze: Carrigan must have told about that thing that killed his men last night, huh? Yeah? That thing is inside of me. See, you're a bad man, and this thing, the Rider, he feeds on bad men. And he's hungry. He's hungrier than he's been in years. That's why I'm shaking! Because right now the only thing that's standing between you and the Rider is me. And he's just - He's...
[groans]
Johnny Blaze: He's scraping at the door. Scraping at the door! And if you don't tell what...
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References Kwaidan (1964) See more »

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Happy Just to Be Alive
Written by Doug Davis
Performed by Christopher Blue
Courtesy of Ramco Records and Fervor Records Vintage Masters
Under license from Wild Whirled Music
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Harmless fun!
18 March 2012 | by (Brisbane, Australia) – See all my reviews

At first glance, 'Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance' seems like an unnecessary sequel, another example of Hollywood mining old ideas and slapping the 3D label on it for a higher ticket price.

When viewed in right 'spirit', GR:SOV is a bit of harmless fun, a mindless superhero/action film where you can turn your brain off and relax. It's a nice antidote to the slew of overly serious superhero films.

Set in Eastern Europe, the plot is an unoriginal demon-possession story (done far better in the Omen franchise), with young Danny (Fergus Riordan) being chosen by Roarke (Cirian Hinds) to carry his evil legacy. On the proviso that he's rid of his curse, Ghost Rider/Johnny Blaze (Nic Cage) agrees to help Danny's mother Nadya (the absolutely stunning Violante Placido) save her boy.

Probably the highlight of the film is Nic Cage, who unashamedly hams it up. Sometimes it's fun to watch someone play a bad role with gusto and no shame. That's exactly what Cage does, and you know he's having a ball. More power to him.

This is complemented by some cool special effects, again they're cheesy, but a film about a demoniacally possessed daredevil with a flaming body and skull doesn't have to worry too much about realism.

Yes, GR:SOV is a bad film compared to 'Iron Man', 'Thor' and 'Captain America', but its good fun and a bit of escapism. If you go into it with the right attitude, you'll probably like it. Sometimes we need to stop taking films so seriously and enjoy them as they were intended.


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