What the hell was that shit?
That was my first thought after watching it the first time years ago. Yes I remember! Okay I don’t, that was a lie. In fact, I don’t remember my reaction at all, which is funny, because I couldn’t remember what the movie was about. I know I’ve seen it, so when it popped up on my Netflix feed I was like “Oh yeah, I remember that movie! Do they have the first one? No, dammit fine I’ll watch this.”
Then after watching the movie, I promptly forgot it all over again. It is a really, really unremarkable film, and easily forgettable.
What the hell is it about? Well, it’s a sequel to the 2007 film Ghost Rider, starring Nicolas Cage. That’s all I remember. For real, after watching the film, which I literally just finished watching half an hour ago, I had to go and IMDB it to remember the plot.
Apparently, Johnny Blaze, a.k.a Ghost Rider, is in Europe for unknown reasons. Whilst there, some people ask for his help to stop the devil (that villain from the first movie) who is trying to take on a human form.
I did not get that at all.
- The devil is already in human form. He was in the first one too, so…huh?
- I vaguely recall thinking that the kid was possessed or the son of the devil or something as equally as stupid as that.
Does anyone else have the same problem trying to remember this movie? It is such a shame that is so forgettable, because the first one was pretty awesome. Johnny was like the new Evil Knievel, there was cool motorbike stunts, selling his soul to save his dad, he drove up buildings and on the archways of bridges whilst on fire. It was a pretty entertaining thing to watch. With the sequel, I feel as if there was no motivation in making the film at all, except to try and squeeze as much money at the box office as possible. Which admittedly, that is what most films are made for these days (cough*batmanvssuperman* end cough).
I do somewhat remember one thing that was annoying; the intermittent anime bits. Why the hell were they in there? It was such an unnecessary device to use for telling some side-story or for having flashbacks. Were they trying to mimic the comic books? Or were they trying to pay a homage to Kill Bill? (I’m sure Kill Bill also took the idea from something else, like everything else in the film did, but I don’t care enough right now to look into it).
Seriously, what the hell was with this film? I can’t even really remember when the Ghost Rider went all fire-y just to beat the crap out of someone. There was nothing of substance at all, even in the action scenes!
God this film sucked balls.
Has anyone seen Ghost Rider in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D? I’ve only seen bits and pieces through ads and whatnot so I can’t tell if the new version is any good or not. God I hope it’s a better interpretation.
I give this movie a 1.5 out of 5. Wait, why am I doing that? It doesn’t deserve the half point!
I give this movie a 1 out of 5, and only because Nicolas Cage is in it, and the one thing I remember with clarity in the film was Nic doing that weird over-acting crazy guy thing that only he seems to be able to do.
Or am I getting confused with the first one?…..Screw it.
1 out of 5!!!