Friday, 16 March 2012

Ghost of Vengefulness

For a few blissful moments, I thought I was watching the wrong movie, with its complete lack of Nicholas Cage in the opening scene, but soon he's there, baring his arse...

There's not much of a plot worth talking about. The Devil got himself a son, so the movie is spent helping the son not be with him. I have to say that there was more story in the first movie, and certainly Ghost Rider gets zero arc. Okay, not zero, but nothing more than five minutes of arc. The rest of the time we are supposed to care about the kid, and watch various CGI battles of Rider and other people. And not to give anything away, but the ending is exactly as you'd expect from the beginning.

All the actors in this movie are... there, really. Cage is phoning it in and the other leads find one note to go with their performance and play that note in every scene they are in. Spot guest cast in the form of Anthony Head and Christopher Lambert (why? why did they agree to be in this?).

Nothing in this movie gives any reason for this movie to exist. It's a sequel because the movie studio thought they could get some money. I can't see this giving rise to a third movie.


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