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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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Mark Neveldine (as Neveldine), Brian Taylor (as Taylor)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicolas Cage ... Johnny Blaze / Ghost Rider
Violante Placido ... Nadya
Ciarán Hinds ... Roarke
Idris Elba ... Moreau
Johnny Whitworth ... Ray Carrigan
Fergus Riordan Fergus Riordan ... Danny
Spencer Wilding ... Grannik
Sorin Tofan ... Kurdish
Jacek Koman ... Terrokov
Anthony Head ... Benedict
Cristian Iacob ... Vasil
Christopher Lambert ... Methodius
Jai Stefan ... Krakchev
Vincent Regan ... Toma Nikasevic
Ionut Cristian Lefter Ionut Cristian Lefter ... Young Johnny Blaze
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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.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Language:

English | Romanian

Release Date:

17 February 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ghost Rider 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Romania See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$57,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,115,334, 19 February 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$51,774,002

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$149,217,355
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2.35 : 1
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For some unexplained reason, this movie (which was released in the US by Sony Pictures and produced by Marvel) was released in some Asian countries including the Philippines by Warner Bros. Pictures, which holds rights and produces adaptation of Marvel Comic's rival, DC Comics. The Sony and Marvel credits are retained, however. See more »

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While driving the ambulance, Carrigan's power does not decay the steering wheel, the back door or the gurney but it does work on metal as he destroyed the sword and a gun. See more »

Quotes

Johnny Blaze: What is it? This thing inside of me? I'd like to know before we, uh, commence.
Moreau: Hm. Zarathos was an angel, a Spirit of Justice. Sent to protect the world of men. But he was tricked, captured, brought down to Hell, corrupted. Driven insane. Heh. His mission to protect the innocent was perverted into a lust to punish the guilty. He became the Spirit of Vengeance.
Johnny Blaze: Yeah, but the angel, the Spirit of Justice, he's alive in there? Somewhere?
Moreau: He could be. Do you feel him?
Johnny Blaze: No.
Moreau: Cheer up, my man. Soon, ...
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A Marvel film far under the average
18 February 2012 | by yamaguchi-victorSee 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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