Just got back from watching Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.
Much better than the first film. This was directed by the the same two that did Crank and Crank 2, so that should give a good idea of what to expect. But they do tone down the content in this. It was a lot of fun and the opening and final action sequences were well done with good choreographing and camera work, though it was their style of a shaky cam. You get a couple hilarious scenes of Nic Cage overacting, which is always a treat in any movie. And the one thing I really liked was that they made the Ghost Rider itself more of a monster and an unpredictable unearthly entity. It really did seem that Johnny Blaze and the Rider was two different beings.
Down side is the more obvious. The directors are known for their experimental style of film making and some of it works, but there was a lot of jarring effects that could of been done better or done without entirely. There is, as expected, some horrifically bad dialogue and acting as well.
Last, I did wind up seeing the movie in 3D. I rather of not but was the next one showing and did not feel like waiting for the 2D showing. For post converted, it was actually not bad. Not good, but it was obvious they tried to put it to good use.
Overall, it was a much better film than the first movie(for me anyway) and had a lot of fun watching it.
3 out of 5 rating
Edit: I should note this was on a personal scale. Be warned, this was not an actual good movie. It was just fun to watch and a guilty pleasure. A real rating from me as a critic would be more of a 2 out of 5.
6 years, 9 months ago
29 Feb 2012 23:29 CET