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Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011)

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Johnny Blaze, tortured by the Ghost Rider's curse, gets a chance of redemption through protecting the Devil's son, whose father is pursuing him.

Directors:

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

Writers:

Scott M. Gimple (screenplay), Seth Hoffman (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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4 nominations. See more awards »

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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 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

(at around 35 mins) When Toma is describing the FGM-148 Javelin missile launcher, his description is of a oxygen-depleting thermobaric weapon. The Javelin actually has a conventional shaped charge HEAT (High Explosive Anti-Tank) warhead. See more »

Quotes

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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Soundtracks

Turn It Out
Written by Sebastien Grainger and Jesse Keeler
Performed by Death From Above 1979
Courtesy of Last Gang Records Inc.
and Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp./Vice Records
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Could've been waaaay better
17 February 2012 | by tjjavierSee all my reviews

Judging from the mood of the theater I was in, the consensus of this film was "...."

Yep, the pacing and storytelling of the film was so bad that it's actually hard to appreciate the plot, and even the action scenes. The otherwise simple plot becomes a task and even a bore to follow due to the bad editing and pace of the story. Things that are supposed to hit home through a joke, or a "Wow!" action scene, fail to do so either because you've gotten lost in all the distractions the film throws at you, or you just merely lost interest due to the lackluster story telling.

It's quite a shame in my opinion that there were many scenes that were supposed to evoke emotion, that just did not. It's hard to comprehend how these scenes fail, when in the back of your head, you actually know that in another occasion, that scene should've been really bad-ass, or really funny. Better editing and better character development would've made the movie easier to follow, and would've given meaning to all the great visuals and occasional funniness the film has.

Now how does it compare to the first? Dare I say Apples and Oranges? The first was coherent and easy to understand but way too cheesy and campy (lacked action too), while this one was heavy and slow with a lot of zany visuals and camera work. Both seem to want to achieve completely different results from an audience that it's actually difficult to say which one's better.

If you're looking for great eye-candy, and whack visuals, then Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance delivers. As a complete entertainment experience though, it falls flat.


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Official Sites:

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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

Gross USA:

$51,774,002

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$132,563,930
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2.35 : 1
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