Movie Review: Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

Some movies just don’t seem to care about anything. They just drone on and on, and they don’t stop going until they’ve effectively wasted two hours of their viewers’ lives. This movie is so bad that mustering the amount of energy it would take to laugh at it properly seems like an impossible endeavor, especially when trying to fight off sleep. And don’t get me wrong. It might seem like I’m suggesting that this movie is at least good for a decent nap, but it’s not. It never will be. As a bad movie, it can’t even say that, because it’s so loud during the action sequences. And action sequences should be exciting, but I found myself not involved in any of it.

Furthermore, I just left the theater feeling utterly confused. I can’t tell if this is supposed to be a sequel or a complete remake. If it’s a sequel, I don’t think anyone cared to look back on the first one to remember what happened. So I’m going to give everyone the benefit of the doubt and say that this is a standalone movie.

Which then makes me ask: why the hell did they get Nicolas Cage back for the role? Could they not find a better actor?

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Trailer Tuesdays: Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance

*Sigh* It’s Trailer Tuesdays… and I guess we have to talk about Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

…I really don’t want to talk about this trailer. I’m sure you all can see that it sucks, right? Well, I guess in case some of you don’t, let me explain.

Ghost Rider, the first one, sucked. Oh, the trailer looked like it had promise, other than the questionable casting of Nicolas Cage as Ghost Rider, everything else looked awesome! The explosions, the motorcycle, and the demons made many fans hop right into their local theatre to see Marvel’s latest superhero movie.

But what we got was a big steaming pile of crap!

The storyline was cliché and extremely predictable. The demons were hardly scary or menacing. Nicholas Cage played himself the whole movie. Seriously, if you compared his acting in Ghost Rider with his acting in City of Angels you wouldn’t be able to see a difference in his two characters at all. As for the “awesome” special effects, it looked like a cartoon! I’m sorry I thought a skeleton that was walking around on fire was suppose to at least be intimidating, if not scary. Ghost Rider is from Marvel’s line of horror comics after all.

So obviously this movie completely tanked. So what did Marvel decide to do? Well, make another Ghost Rider movie of course, but this time it would be better! They promised!

…Well, let’s look into the eyes of the trailer now. There are explosions, a cartoony looking skull on fire, another clichéd love interest that isn’t afraid of Ghost Rider but should be—maybe she and Bella Swan can start a support group—there is potty humor, and… that’s it! Wow! Looks like Marvel really tried with this one—again!

I mean, come on! There isn’t even a discernible villain in this trailer. All I know right now is that Ghost Rider is fighting evil, he’s the darkest superhero (Rorschach is laughing as we speak), and it burns when he pees. Maybe the title of this movie should be Ghost Rider and the Search for More Money.

But hey, I’ve been wrong before. Prove me wrong, Marvel. I dare you.