Struggling to live with his flame-headed alter ego The Ghost Rider, Blaze (Nicolas Cage) is offered the chance to rid himself of his curse forever, but to do so he must defeat The Devil in a terrifying battle for survival.
Ghost Rider - Spirit of Vengence
- Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance review by LF
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After watching the first Ghost Rider the previous night, my husband and I were keen to watch the follow up. From the beginning the film showed a different flashback of how the first film had started which really disappointed us. We both looked at each other in amazement. Surely Cage would have dug his heels in on this. The story line could have worked but had unnecessary graphics which weren't appropriate for the script. Plus the Ghost Rider used his mouth instead of his eyes to draw the souls of the dammed. The acting was truly awful, especially from Cage and, the Devil himself, well, had us in hysterics. At one point we were considering if it were a comedy. The makeup looked as it if was a throw back of a bad 80's film. The producers should have done a critic themselves before letting it go public. We both felt the budget was very low on this film compared to the other.
Nicholas Cage stars in the sequel to 2007’s Ghost Rider, as Marvel comic’s motorcycling hero Ghost Rider.
After the antics of the first Ghost Rider movie Johnny Blaze has taken himself off to Europe to lead a quiet life and forget about his secret alter ego; things are going reasonably well until the Devil himself begins attempting to take physical form on Earth. It’s at this point that Blaze realises he must use the powers given to him by God to stop Satan from destroying the world as we know it.
His righteous quest is aided by a Monk who promises to rid Blaze of his dangerous other half, the Ghost Rider but in return Blaze must help protect a young boy who is an integral part of the devil's evil plan.
Or something along those lines… for what on the surface looks like a fairly run of the mill comic book action movie Ghost Rider: the Spirit of Vengeance has a painfully complicated plot that I genuinely struggled to follow. Couple this with someone with the less than immense acting talents of Nick Cage and an obscene over reliance on special effects and you have what was probably the most monotonous 100 minutes of my life.