Monday, April 18, 2016

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011)

Batman V Superman got really bad reviews but at least it is not Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. I didn't expect this to be this bad. I don't remember much from first Ghost Rider movie. I have watched it few times but I have not memory what it was like. I don't think it was this big mess. I think it was more serious.

This time we get full crazy Cage. Everything he does is either weird or crazy. He doesn't seem to be into the role. He looks like he is doing this for the money. Director wanted something crazy and he delivered. Ghost Rider is as weird and crazy as Cage and some how off. Guess they had limited effects budget. Superpowered villain's effect are shot against black background and filtered heavily. They looked as bad as Ghost Rider.

We have seen the story dozens of times before. There is nothing unexpected. There is little kid who is destined to be possessed by demon or something like that. Idris Elba promises to remove Ghost Rider curse if Cage help to get the boy to safety. He does that but Demon get the boy afterwards. Idris Elba, boy's mom and Cage have to save the boy. Only question is how Cage gets Ghost Rider's powers back.

It is impossible to write what is wrong. Too many things are wrong starting from the story. It didn't make any sense and explained almost nothing. Most of the movie is random action scenes. Rest is Cage being weird. First time Ghost Rider meets bad guys he is shot with bazooka. He is hurt so badly Cage wakes up in hospital. During next meeting he is shot again but this time it doesn't even slow him down. Movie is full of this kind of inconsistencies which force you not to care because what you thought could hurt heroes will not do it next time.

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance is just big mess. It might feel like cheap old time superhero/action movies but those movies didn't have this much inconsistencies and they at least tried to do something with what they had. I am not sure if anyone outside couple special effects guys really cared. Some effects look good. Most don't. I can't recommend this. I usually like these effect heavy hell themed movies. But not this one.

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