Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2012)

MV5BMTkwNDM5MDEzOF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNDEyNTUxNw@@._V1._SY317_Release Date: February 17, 2012. Directors: Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor. Stars: Nicolas Cage, Violante Placido, Ciarán Hinds. Runtime: 95 min.

The Ghost Rider rides again in this not completely horrid, but not a very good sequel.

Johnny Blaze is hiding away in a remote part of Europe in an attempt to keep his inner Rider hidden away. When he’s seeked out to help a boy from the Devil, and who’s being chased after by a group of criminals, he has to decide whether to help or not. After some thought, he realizes that if he helps this child, he may be able to be rid of his curse for good.

While Blaze was much better in the first film, he still has some charisma; but he can get really silly. The film made me laugh a few times though. The characters got to be silly, and the acting wasn’t very stellar (Cage and Hinds were the only mediocre ones).

I was able to get through the thing without getting bored, but sometimes I only had little interest for it. I like the character of Johnny Blaze, so that helped me get through it. I didn’t really care for the plot, it seemed really average.

I respected the film for one thing though: its cinematography and film editing. I didn’t exactly care for it, but it was refreshing to see something different.

The film stars Nicolas Cage, Violante Placido, Ciarán Hinds, Idris Elba, Johnny Whitworth and Fergus Riordan.

It isn’t a very good film, but it isn’t horrible; and it isn’t a great sequel. I didn’t really have any expectations for this film after all of the bad buzz, so in a way I was moderately satisfied.

Score: 50 out of 100

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