Review: "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance"

Review: "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance"

Nicolas Cage reprises his role as Johnny Blaze

My husband and I went to see “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance” today. I thought it was a pretty decent movie. Based on the Marvel comic book story, “Spirit of Vengeance” is the second film of the “Ghost Rider” series. We saw it in 2-D, and the special effects were pretty amazing, so I’m assuming they are flat out awesome in 3-D.

Nicolas Cage plays Johnny Blaze, a former stunt motorcycle rider who, as a young boy, sold his soul to the devil in order to save his father. Johnny turns into the Ghost Rider, a fiery skeleton on a motorcycle who has great strength and sucks the souls out of the evil-doers. Now hiding out in Eastern Europe, Johnny is asked to save a young boy, and in return, he is promised that his curse will be lifted.

Johnny discovers that the boy is the son of the devil, with a human mother. The devil, in human form, wants the boy brought to him so that he can give the boy his powers.  Johnny’s task is to get the boy away from the men who have been contracted to capture him and deliver him to the devil. The feat must occur before daybreak on the boy’s birthday, which is when the devil will transfer his evil powers to the boy.

 As I said, I thought it was a decent movie. It has more action than the first, but I liked the story line of the first Ghost Rider movie better. I never read Ghost Rider comic books, so I wasn’t familiar with the story before I saw the first movie. You don’t have to have read to comic books to enjoy the movies. Additionally, you don’t necessarily have to have seen “Ghost Rider” before you see “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance”. However, it’s probably best to see “Ghost Rider” first, especially if you are not familiar with the story. I know I would have been confused if I had not seen the original “Ghost Rider” first.

Leave me a comment if you have seen “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance”, and what your thoughts are.