With the sequel/reboot coming soon, I needed to watch this movie. And it is a big ball of meh.
This movie is essentially an origin story for Ghostrider. A daredevil, Johnny Blaze, makes a deal with the devil in order to save his Father from dieing of lung cancer. The Devil cures his cancer but kills him anyway. The story jumps 10-20 years to when Blaze is an adult. The Devil’s son, Mephisto, is trying to overthrow him, and the Devil comes to Blaze to take what is his. He turns Blaze into the Ghost Rider, a flaming skeleton of vengeance who essentially finds sinners and kills them, to stop Mephisto.
Should have been an awesome, rated R movie with plenty of violence. Instead, we got stiff action scenes and bad acting. Nicholas Cage is a very average actor and Eva Mendes is simply a terrible actor. The action sequences were like an RPG video game. One character would stand there and do something, then the other one would stand their and do something. The Ghost Rider was about as athletic as a piece of wood.
The “skeleton” of the plot was decent. Nothing special. The Ghost Rider looked ok, but you could tell it was dated CGI. He didn’t look nearly as good as the newest trailers for Ghostrider 2 have shown.
This movie is just meh. One of the worst big budget super hero movies out there in my opinion.
Rotten Tomatoe’s Rating:26% Audience: 56%
Shadow’s Rating: 4/10– Had potential but the acting was very meh and the action scenes were very stiff.
Pros, cons, spoilers after the jump.