Sunday, February 19, 2012

Quick Movie Review: Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengence

This is not a AAA Hollywood block buster. No this is one of the BEST bad B movies you will see this year. It is light years better than the original Ghost Rider movie. It looks better in both special effects and cinematography. Heck the camera work is just crazy and you can thank the directorial team behind the 'Crank' movies for this.

Nic Cage is full on loony in this movie. His insane antics are on par with his acting in 'Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans' (which was a excellent movie and no B movie schlock). I really loved how crazy they let this movie become. It felt more like a reboot to the franchise rather than a sequel. I also appreciated how Cage's dialogue had jokes that referred to his other bad films! There was one that referenced 'The Wicker Man' and I damn near fell out of my seat.

If you are on the fence about this it is well worth the rent. If you like Cage and appreciate how he puts in 110% into every performance he does and stays the only believable part of any film he's in...this is a must see on the big screen. Just sit back and let the kinetic lunacy of the master of the Nouveau Shamantic acting style embrace you in pure insane pleasure. So was a fun flick. It was also wife approved! God I love her!!!

Also no need for 3D. 2D is just fine.