Ghost Rider - Spirit of Vengeance 2012

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Nicolas Cage (Drive Angry, Season of the Witch) returns as Johnny Blaze in one of the year s most thrilling action-packed films. Struggling to live with his flame-headed alter ego the Ghost Rider, Blaze 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.

Starring:
Nicolas Cage, Johnny Whitworth
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 35 minutes
Starring Nicolas Cage, Johnny Whitworth, Idris Elba, Christopher Lambert, Ciarán Hinds, Ciaran Hinds, Violante Placido
Director Brian Taylor, Mark Neveldine
Genres Thriller
Studio ENTERTAINMENT ONE
Rental release 25 June 2012
Main languages English
Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 35 minutes
Starring Nicolas Cage, Johnny Whitworth, Idris Elba, Christopher Lambert, Ciarán Hinds, Ciaran Hinds, Violante Placido
Director Brian Taylor, Mark Neveldine
Genres Thriller
Studio ENTERTAINMENT ONE
Rental release 25 June 2012
Main languages English

Customer Reviews

3.3 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Benminx on 3 Sep 2012
Format: Blu-ray
This will be a pretty divisive film. Unfortunately Hollywood seems unwilling to bite the bullet and give us the Ghost Rider film we deserve - one where he's genuinely dark and dangerous, where the foes are appallingly vicious and lethal, and where the peril feels real.
Instead (maybe it's Cage, maybe it's the producers wimping out) what we get is a slightly better movie than the first. A little darker and dirtier, this time we get a grungier Ghost Rider - covered in leather that's charred and flaking in the heat, and riding a bike that looks more dirty and beaten up, less 'Hollywood'. We also get Idris Elba's alcoholic warrior monk.
However we also get considerable predictability - a mum trying to save her kid (pretty ineptly), the devil trying to steal the kid for an evil prophecy, and some henchmen for the Rider to destroy. Cage is thankfully a tiny bit more reined-in this time, playing the soul torment angle better; and other improvements include the idea that his Rider will punish the seemingly innocent too ("Everybody's guilty of something") and the fact that this time his main opponents are tougher to kill - unlike in the first movie where he pretty much killed them the moment he got in range.
The effects are fun, the story is weak, the acting is patchy, the violence and threat could be better, and it's still not the film we all hoped.
Is it a disappointment? (Even to someone like me who's not a die-hard comic book fan)? Yes.
Is it still quite a lot of fun? Yes. Does it expand and improve on the original like a sequel should? Again, yes. Don't write it off. If you're looking for some decent entertainment, this Rider's still got a few miles left in the tank.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. M. J. Turner on 8 Sep 2012
Format: DVD
I loved the first film and had high hopes for this one. I was sadly disappointed with this. I found it boring, nothing like the first one. I won't recommend it to anyone.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Timelord-007 TOP 500 REVIEWER on 7 Nov 2013
Format: DVD
Positive.
The action is a little grittier than the original.

Negative.
Nicolas Cage is to old to play this part & takes hammy acting to a whole new level here.
The CGI Skull effects are rubbish & there's nowhere near as much Rider in this.
Edris Elba & Christopher Lambert are wasted in there supporting roles.

Trivia.
Look out for Buffy & Merlin actor Anthony Stewart Head at the beginning of this movie.
Strangely this this is more a re imaging than a sequel

Dvd Info.
Running Time 92 Minutes approx, Behind the scenes documentary.

Review.
Oh dear oh dear Crank Directors Mark Neveidine & Brian Tyler have got this movie so wrong from it's frenetic editing to a OTT performance from Nicolas Cage.

The wafer thin plot resolves around former motorbike Stuntman Johnny Blaze whom was tricked by the devil & sold his soul in return for his fathers life but was manipulated by the devil who took his fathers soul & bestowed a curse on Blaze transforming him into the Rider to claim rogue souls as a Bounty Hunter for the Devil.

But Blaze supressed his duty of being a pawn in the Devils bidding fleeing & hiding away to keep the Rider at bay.

When the devil needs the body of the chosen one a boy named Danny who's body is needed by the devil to take possession as his old body is slowly weakening.

Blaze is sent on a mission by Moreau to protect Danny & stop the Devils plans of ruling & reigning his vengeance on bringing Hell to earth.

But along the way Moreau helps finds a cure for Blaze's curse & on taking Moreau help the curse is finally lifted returning Johnny Blaze to being set free of the curses influence.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Rowena Hoseason HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 16 Dec 2012
Format: DVD
If you hate daft action adventure flicks with idiosyncratic stars, speaking in dodgy foreign accents, riding obscure motorcycles which happen to be on fire, then you will not enjoy this film.
I loved it. It's a romping yomp with Nic Cage twitching and blazing on board a V-Max; Idries Elba speaking in a most peculiar accent and kind-of riding a Ural, and Christopher Lambert with a shaved head, tattoos and a big sword. Oh, and the devil, some trick riding stunts, lots of gunfire and flames, not too much reliance on cgi but some nifty sets and traditional FX, a dodgy script but a half-decent plot. And lots of fun.
Really, this film doesn't take itself too seriously, and it gave us an enjoyable couple of hours entertainment. The special features are unusually comprehensive and intelligent, too. I appreciate that enthisiasts of the original graphic compics will probably loathe and despise this interpretation. It's not art, but it kept me happy!
7/10
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Rowena Hoseason HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 18 April 2013
Format: DVD
If you hate daft action adventure flicks with idiosyncratic stars, speaking in dodgy foreign accents, riding obscure motorcycles which happen to be on fire, then you will not enjoy this film.
I loved it. It's a romping yomp with Nic Cage twitching and blazing on board a V-Max; Idries Elba speaking in a most peculiar accent and kind-of riding a Ural, and Christopher Lambert with a shaved head, tattoos and a big sword. Oh, and the devil, some trick riding stunts, lots of gunfire and flames, not too much reliance on cgi but some nifty sets and traditional FX, a dodgy script but a half-decent plot. And lots of fun.

Really, this film doesn't take itself too seriously, and it gave us an enjoyable couple of hours entertainment. The special features are unusually comprehensive and intelligent, too. I appreciate that enthisiasts of the original graphic compics will probably loathe and despise this interpretation. It's not art, but it kept me happy!
7/10
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