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04/05/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Ghost Rider" by Yojimbo

Nicolas Cage stars as Johnny Blaze, a stunt rider who sold his soul to save his father's life and in payment must act as the devil's bounty hunter. Ghost Rider is your typical Hollywood blockbuster, It has some really impressive effects and spectacular set pieces, but it also has a simplistic plot, trite dialogue and two dimensional characters; in fact if I didn't know better I'd have assumed that Mark Stephen Johnson was a 16 year old wrestling fan who'd seen one too many Michael Bay movies. In a lot of ways it's as schizophrenic as the Ghost Rider himself; all the scenes of Cage being Cage are awful, but when he changes it actually becomes pretty good; the section when he's being chased by the police is actually damn good. But the biggest let down is in the villains; they just stand aro...

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08/02/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Could have been much better

When I was a kid, I never read the "Ghost Rider" comic books published by Marvel Comics Group. I am only familiar with the character when he made a guest appearance in one of the titles I did read. So, since I had heard of the character, I was pretty interested when I saw that a live-action adaptation was coming to theaters even if they cast one of my least favorite actors in the lead role.

The teenage "Johnny Blaze" (Matt Long) is following his father (Brett Cullen) into a life of being a motorcycle stunt rider at a circus. To complicate things, his girlfriend, "Roxanne Simpson" (Raquel Alessi) is moving away under orders of her father. To complicate things either further, his father is dying of cancer.

Just as he is preparing to leave his father and the circus behind to go after...

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08/08/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Better CGI would have improved this movie

I attribute a lot of the problems with this movie to the CGI of the film. The concept was a good idea. Growing up Ghost Rider was one of my favorite comics to read. When I saw that they were doing this movie I thought it could be decent, but when I began to see a lot of the CG work I could see that the flaws were huge, and they would be very difficult to overcome. Nicholas Cage did a good job as he always does, Eva Mendes was looking great, and she played her part well, Donal Logue also did a good job. The thing that disturbed me was the fact that while the fire looked great, the textures on the skull were poor (they look plastic) which tells me the texturing and lighting was off. When the transformation occurred his voice changed into a really cheesy supposed to be "demonic" voice... it ...

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