Review: Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

I can’t even remember if I ever saw Ghost Rider. I’m pretty sure I haven’t. I had no intention to see the sequel – Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance – but it was one of very few English language choices on the TV as I was butt in seat recently. I figured with Nicholas Cage headlining, it wouldn’t be boring.

I have to admit, I was entertained.

Here’s the thing: this movie bears no real scrutiny. The plot has plenty of holes in it and much of the story exists just to pad out the movie or hit marks that the producers or directors wanted to hit. This is no masterpiece.

The big question: would I watch it again? Yes, I absolutely would. There’s a charm to this kind of movie when it is done with enthusiasm and love. Both of those seemed to be up there on the screen. And the cast? Cage is always amusing, but this movie also boasted Idris Elba, Cirian Hinds, and Christopher Lambert.

Be warned, if your cheese tolerance is low, avoid this. If you think b-movies can be fun, you’ll probably enjoy this. It’s led me to be curious about the original.

Then again, GR:SOV boasts the directors of Crank, whereas GR has the director of Daredevil, so maybe I’ll just continue to avoid the original.

I give Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance 3 flaming flatbed trucks out of 5.

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