Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Movie Review
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It isn't until the third act that we're told why this kid is wanted, but think of the one reason the devil may be after a child and you'll peg the not-so-shrouded "twist" that's revealed in the final act.
We've seen this idea unfold in many movies already and the route that 'Spirit of Vengeance' takes isn't in the slightest bit original. Being a fan of movies like ' The Matrix ' and ' Wanted ,' I am all for stylized action movies.
First off, the entire movie — action scenes or not — is shot at an insanely high frame rate, giving it an unnecessary choppy feel from beginning to end. During one of the special features, the filmmakers talk about shooting a specific scene at frames-per-second.
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Now imagine watching that reduced down to 24 frames-per-second and tell me that wouldn't make for an annoying minute moviegoing experience. The second directorial decision that hinders the quality of 'Spirit of Vengeance' is their camerawork. Typically shot with hand-held cameras, we're constantly zooming in and out of shots and erratically moving around from actor to actor in single-shot conversations.
The majority of what they do is up-close and herky-jerky. I can't imaging seasoned actors Nicholas Cage and Idris Elba watching this sort of camerawork taking place during their scenes without asking themselves, "What the hell are these guys doing?! The action of the movie's finale is great, but the resolution to the story is downright awful, full of holes and inexplicably bringing things together. I enjoy watching crazy Nic Cage come out — which he does here — but a movie can't entertain with that alone unless it's ' Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans '.
When 'Highlander' Christopher Lambert enters the movie, my first reaction was, "Now this guy I expect to see in movies this bad.
If the 'Crank' movies are a guilty pleasure of mine and I found 'Spirit of Vengeance' to be an exceptionally dumb and unoriginal waste of time, then it has got to be bad. Back when special effects were new, the wowing nature of strong visuals made bad movies worth watching, but now great effects are easily obtainable. Movies require more than special effects to warrant positive reviews and helpful word of mouth — and 'Ghost Rider: The boy is kidnapped and treated roughly he's injected with a needle and gets a small cut on his face.
There are also threats and heavy fighting, guns and shooting, car chases, crashes, and explosions.
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Some scary stuff Ghost Rider's skull face is quite creepy. Characters behave angrily and crazily.
Sex In an animated graphic, the main character's bare butt is glimpsed during a motorcycle stunt. In another scene, it's implied that a businessman is trying to pick up a beautiful woman for sex, but nothing overt is said.
Language One use of "f--k. Consumerism Part of a popular comic book franchise. A Twinkie is part of a well-placed joke, but the label isn't shown, and the product isn't mentioned by name. He's seen drinking briefly from a flask and sipping from a bottle or two of fine wine, but he isn't shown drunk, nor does he really demonstrate alcoholism.
He's also seen nearly lighting a cigarette. Spirit of Vengeance is the sequel to the 's Ghost Rider and is based on a Marvel Comics character albeit one who seems more on wreaking vengeance than assisting people in need.
Characters burn and decay; a woman and a boy about 13 are slapped around; there are fights, explosions, guns and shooting; and lots of stuff catches on fire.