Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance 2012 PG-13 CC

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Johnny Blaze, aka Ghost Rider, is now hiding out in remote Eastern Europe, struggling to repress his curse. Blaze is recruited by a sect to take on the devil, who wants to take over his mortal son?s body on the kid?s birthday.

Starring:
Nicolas Cage, Violante Placido
Runtime:
1 hour 36 minutes

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Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance

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Product Details

Genres Fantasy, Thriller, Action
Director Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor
Starring Nicolas Cage, Violante Placido
Supporting actors Ciarán Hinds, Idris Elba, Johnny Whitworth, Fergus Riordan, Spencer Wilding, Sorin Tofan, Jacek Koman, Anthony Head, Cristian Iacob, Christopher Lambert, Jai Stefan, Vincent Regan, Ionut Cristian Lefter, Will Ashcroft, Sabina Branduse, Tobias Öjerfalk, Adina Galupa, Alin Panc
Studio Columbia Pictures
MPAA rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

Nicholas Cage has forgotten how to act.
Eric Rife
It's not that it was the worst sequels ever, it's ONE OF THE WORST MOVIE'S EVER!!!
Beetgrinder
The story line isn't very good and is very predictable.
Book Junkie

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137 of 161 people found the following review helpful By Scott Kozlowski on April 28, 2012
Format: Blu-ray
Something you'll notice if you read any of these reviews is that a good portion of the 'bad' reviews compare this movie to the first Ghost Rider movie. Well, I have a problem with that. I have been a long time fan of the Ghost Rider going back to the Original 70's comics. The first movie which purports to give us the origin of the Johnny Blaze Ghost Rider has next to nothing to do with the source material at all. The first movie turned Johnny Blaze into a goofball who eats Jelly Beans out of a martini glass and keeps the powers of the Ghost Rider against the will of the Devil. If you like that then you are no fan of the Ghost Rider.

Johnny Blaze was a hard drinking, tortured soul who was tricked by the 'devil' and turned into the Ghost Rider against his will. He spent the entire run of the original comic series doing everything he could to be freed from his curse. Johnny Blaze doesn't listen to the Carpenters. Johnny Blaze doesn't watch TV specials about monkeys. He's not got time for that crap.

This movie, while it does have it's own problems, plays closer to the 'real' Ghost Rider in every way. Blaze fights the demon for control constantly. He seeks an escape from the Spirit of Vengeance at every turn, but he uses the Ghost Rider to his advantage at times. THIS is the spirit of the original book brought to life. Not the campy crap-fest that the first movie was. While the writers did take some creative licence with characters, parts of the origin, and pretty much completely ignore the first film (thank god), they build a rider that is much more like the one we see in the pages of the Ghost Rider comics. This movie brings us a darker, more menacing Ghost Rider. When the Rider is on screen, he's unsettling.
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30 of 39 people found the following review helpful By David on April 24, 2012
Format: DVD
Ghost Rider returns and is badder than ever. this sequel to the first movie was awesome. i love the ghost rider character. and ghost rider is more darker in this one. i loved that nicolas cage returned as ghost rider/johnny blaze. i wish that they brought back peter fonda as mephisto. but the new guy was pretty good. i thought that the actor who played carrigan/blackout as he is known in the comics. was good. i did love the twinkie joke that was funny. if you have not seen this movie then i recommend you do.
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15 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Travis Hopson on March 21, 2012
Format: Blu-ray
No other character in the Marvel Universe is more suited to the manic, bipolar antics of Nicolas Cage than the Ghost Rider, which is why the 2007 film turned out to be so disappointing. Directed by Mark Steven Johnson with all the flair of dry toast, all of Ghost Rider's most unique genre attributes were frittered away in a bland attempt to follow in the phenomenal success of Batman Begins. With Johnson mostly out of the picture, the rapidly produced sequel gets a much needed fuel injection with the twin duo of Neveldine/Taylor behind the camera, bringing with them the same chaotic energy that led them to success with both Crank movies.

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance is a more complicated beast, and for the most part Neveldine/Taylor are up to the challenge. More in tune with the character's dark, pulpy roots, the supernatural grindhouse feel will be a welcome reminder to fans of Cage's underrated Drive Angry. After a brilliant, Mignola-esque animated sequence zipping us through Johnny Blaze's deal with the devil that transformed him into the Ghost Rider, we learn he's been hiding out from civilization out in eastern Europe. His hopes of keeping the demon inside him locked away are quickly dashed with the arrival of Moreau(Idris Elba), a gun toting, hard drinking warrior monk who warns him of the Devil's(Ciaran Hinds) plan to attain a new host body. To do it, he'll enlist another damned soul named Carrigan(Johnny Whitworth) to kidnap the son of Nadya(Violante Placido), a woman he also struck an ill pact with. The Devil is a hell of salesman, apparently. He's always closing. The promise of eternal redemption is all Blaze needs to sign on for his most dangerous mission yet, playing the unfamiliar role of protector.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jason Brown on July 5, 2012
Format: DVD
What kept me from checking this out for a while was that it's from a couple of guys who did Crank. And that movie was overly done for anyone who was into meaningless movies with little story and a load of action, swearing, and sex. Luckily, the visual formula was perfect for this sequel to what I thought was an overly cheesy, hardly believable (at all) comic-based movie. I know that Ghost Rider, like any comic book by Marvel or DC, would likely have cheesy one-liners. Add to that super-cheesy CGI and a lackluster story along with predictable moments, and it's no wonder I couldn't completely enjoy it. In this case, most of the film is presented with a look that looked more realistic, grittier, and, all-in-all, much better. And when it's not presented in a more real-looking visual style, you can see the CRANK influence, and it was a definite trip. Post-emo artistic animation backstory sequences, a psychedlicesque bike ride that ended in a very comical style (I've heard of bad allergies, but that's completely different!), and even a couple random visual jokes that were pretty good, it was no wonder there moments I'd considered actually buying the film. Plus, unlike the Elementals in first film, the contract guy who gets turned into a man with the power to decay seemed a lot trippier (especially when he claims his victims). The story itself was rather funny, so I couldn't help but enjoy it throughout, so it helped enhance the comic-book action and humor.
And I've got to say, I don't miss Ghost's special soul attack from the first and am glad to see it replaced by the more subtle scare tactic he uses.
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