Saturday, 8 September 2012

Movie: Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance (2011)

Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance (2011)
Action, Fantasy, Thriller


Lots of people have something against poor Nicolas Cage (Face Off, Kick Ass) but you know what, I like him! That's right mum, I said it! ...Okay, so maybe I don't like him in this but he's done some other films that were fantastic! Nic, my boy, don't you think you're getting too old to play a lead in an action film? Especially in the super hero / comic book era such as this... sort of... Ghost Rider isn't really a hero now is he?

The whole idea of this being a film is a bit ridiculous, there was no way they could have made this and done it justice. A flaming skeleton can only be done properly as a cartoon, in my opinion. They've tried to steer aware from the whole paranormal side of the story and make it more of an action flick, which they can do fantastically. Action distracts from the rest of the crap.

So the story goes; this poor fella's dad is sick, so he goes and makes a deal with the Devil, as you do, and becomes possessed by a demon that prays on the wicked. Okay, doesn't sound too terrible right? Right. Except, the demon sees the wickedness in us all. *evil laugh* Come on, you know you can't win with the Devil, haven't you see Supernatural? Tard!

I do have to admit, that Nic has a fantastic voice for a semi-evil doer. Maybe he should try being a voice actor instead? Beside ol' Nic, this stars Italian singer / songwriter Violante Placido. I've never seen her in anything before but she does make a very pretty leading lady. Also making appearances are the legendary Christopher Lambert (Mortal Combat, Highlander) and Buffy's Anthony Head, as well as Johnny Whitworth (Limitless, Empire Records) starring as the big bad... besides the Ghost Rider of course...

When someone tells you that they will give you the thing you most want if you do so-and-so for them, you know it's a trap, right? Right?! You would think so... Apparently being possessed by a demon impairs your intelligence.

I don't know if it's because I walked into the movie feeling negative before it even started or whether it truly is as terrible as I think it is... Someone please tell me I'm right!

2 out 5 bonfires...
[Best Bit]
All the flaming machinery! Awesome!