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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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Scott M. Gimple (screenplay), Seth Hoffman (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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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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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$51,774,002

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$149,217,355
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2.35 : 1
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Was originally intended to be a dark and violent R-rated adaptation that would have fixed much of what fans disliked about the first installment but Sony got cold feet about the idea and instead wanted to go for a more marketing friendly PG-13 rating. 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 »

Quotes

Johnny Blaze: When we get where we're going, the Rider's going to come out. And when he does... he'll destroy whoever's got it coming. Nadya, this thing... there's no reason, no conscience, just hunger. In his eyes, you're no different than Carrigan. You're no different than any of them.
Nadya: I'm not afraid of you.
Johnny Blaze: Yeah? Well, you should be.
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A mindless CGI-fest that's so bad it's kind of funny.
29 April 2015 | by lnvictaSee all my reviews

Okay, I'm a Nic Cage fanboy. Let's get that out of the way. I'll watch anything the guy does no matter how terrible the reviews are, and sometimes I'll be pleasantly surprised, as was the case with "Seeking Justice", "Drive Angry", and "Kiss of Death". The guy has some hidden gems in his career. Is Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance one of them? Hell no.

The first Ghost Rider was campy and stupid, but it was a watchable popcorn action movie and it had Eva Mendes (hence, watchable). Spirit of Vengeance is just stupid. Everything about it is stupid. No part of this movie is fleshed out and none of it is interesting. It throws you right into the action with no exposition. It's just a bunch of things happening on screen oozing with CGI to make up for the complete lack of substance. You can tell this is the same guy that directed Crank: the difference is that movie didn't need any substance because the premise was so fun. This movie just pisses on Ghost Rider's origin (literally) and expects you to enjoy watching sh*t blow up for the sake of sh*t blowing up. The writing in this movie is especially horrendous; did they hire a 10 year old to do the screenplay? It sure as hell seems like it.

So you may be asking yourself, "why give it a 4/10 if it's so awful?" Well, I'm a sucker for laughably bad movies and this definitely qualifies. I mean, the dialogue alone tries to take itself seriously but ends up providing really good unintentional laughs. But I'll be fair, not all of this movie sucks.

Nicolas Cage is always enjoyable to watch. You can tell he's invested in the role, and his dedication really holds this movie together. Idris Elba is also in this movie for some reason and he's great in anything, even if his character is completely throwaway. The other acting is serviceable I guess. You can't really blame any actors here because it's obvious the filmmakers wanted it to be a massive CGI-fest with stupid dialogue to lead action sequence A to action sequence B. To their credit, the CGI in this movie is pretty cool. Ghost Rider looks badass, the visuals in the big set pieces are nice to look at, and if you have no interest in the story you can definitely shut your brain off and enjoy the insanity happening on screen.

So in a nutshell, you don't need to see this movie. You really don't. Not even the great Nicolas Cage is enough to hold this piece of trash together. But if you're really stoned or just want to see cool sh*t on screen for an hour and a half and there's literally nothing else to watch, go ahead and knock yourself out with Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. You may find a new B-movie comedy classic.


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