Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
Though I will never feel that the 2007 original warranted a sequel, I will admit that Nicolas Cage's return as Johnny Blaze in Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance wasn't nearly as terrible as I expected. Yes, that was a compliment...sort of.
To be honest, the film isn't that good. But it is mindless entertainment, and at times that's exactly what you need to escape reality. Maybe the film caught me on a good night, or maybe I'm just going insane, but this sequel packed enough action to suit my fancy...even if it wasn't anything close to a home run.
The story revolves around Blaze's resurface from hiding in Europe to thwart an attempt by the devil to take human form. But numerous obstacles lie in his way...including the devil's son.
Nicolas Cage continues to work within his genre, catering towards the teenage boy mentality as action and special features override any importance in story. Dark voice overs are a regular occurrence, as is extraordinarily bad dialogue and unfortunate supporting players. The film was obviously shot to adhere to its theatrical 3D release, This standard format disc contains a six-part documentary series and a run of deleted scenes, neither of which adds much to the 'experience.' Either way, the film is innocent fun. As long as you don't take it too serisouly, you should be okay...especially if you can uncover a hidden drinking game to maximize your viewing pleasure.