PMMJ (cheetahmaster) wrote,

Netflixin': Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

Now, when Mr. Brian and I sat down to watch Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, we knew what we were getting into. Both of us had, regrettably, seen the original. And as I have posited before, Nicholas Cage no longer makes movies for audiences; his career has turned into some sort of performance art piece, in which he tried to make the most transcendental pieces of... uh, art, I guess, that resemble the worst movies ever conceived. But yet, there we are.

But man. Idris Elba? Anthony Head? Ciarán Hinds? Christopher flippin' Lambert. Multiple animated cut-scenes? It's still a wonder to behold. I will freely admit, the special effects were much better than in the first one, an occasionally amusingly innovative. The fight scenes were relatively one-sided, but it was framed almost like a horror movie; you don't expect the victim to have a chance going up against Freddy Krueger. The acting, like the plot, is pretty much not worth mentioning. But again, if you're sitting down for the Ghost Rider sequel, you shouldn't be surprised by that.

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