Re: Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance - Rate & Review Thread
Because I'm a comic book collector I make it a point to see the various comic book movie adaptations, even the crappy ones and Ghost Rider 2 joins the list.
If I were a diehard GH fan right now I might've ripped up all my GH comics. Whereas the first movie was played safe by giving Johnny Blaze a girlfriend and doing it by the numbers like Spider-Man or Superman the studio wanting to build a franchise for it they completely just coasted along with the sequel.
Nic Cage the older he gets it seems he'll be now among the likes of a Christopher Walken type of quirks and mannerisms, basically it felt more like a Nic Cage movie than a Ghost Rider movie what with Cage's frequent outbursts.
The movie itself was pretty boring about the only good action scene was the highway chase at the end, I think what was missing from the script was Johnny Blaze eating his JELLY BEANS!!
A few of the Marvel Superheroes are somewhat niche characters that aren't extremely versatile, thus they don't have a lot of longevity potential. For example, Namor is a water guy, Silver Surfer is a space guy, Dr. Strange is a magic guy, and so on.