Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Ghost rider 2 Review - Ghost rider: spirit of vengeance

Ghost rider: spirit of vengeance is a darker story but told with a lot less intensity as compared to the first film. Spirit of vengeance cannot be compared to first movie as there is a hell lot of difference where Ghost rider 1 scores high points in my views.

The Storyline for Spirit of Vengeance

Johnny Blaze A.K.A Ghost Rider (Nicholas Cage) is a former star stuntman who made a deal with the devil to save his own father's life. As a part of the deal, Johnny was cursed with the power to eat souls of the sinners.

He takes refuge in remote corner of eastern Europe as his dark powers keep growing. He is sought out by Moreau (Idris Elba) a fighter priest, who wants Ghost rider to help him trace (Fergus Riordan). Danny is kidnapped by Ray Carrigan (Johnny whitworth) who works at the behest of the Devil. The priest promises Ghost rider that he will help him to get freedom from the soul eating curse if he rescues Danny.

The devil is the one who regularly descends on the earth in human form and makes deals with people. The Ghost rider is emerged out of the same deal and Danny was born out of a similar deal made with his mother.

The whole story revolves around saving "Danny" as the devil wants to transfer his powers and soul into "Danny's Body" as he is getting older day by day and wants to have a new body to be stronger and stay alive. There is very negligible amount of action scenes and fight scenes as compared to Ghost rider 1 due to which the movie does not appeal much in my view. The movie fares well though due to the "Title" Ghost rider: spirit of vengeance as it is the part of the former ghost rider which was a big hit among audiences.

Cast and Crew

  • Nicholas Cage ---> Ghost rider/Johnny Blaze.
  • Violante placido ---> Nadya.
  • Edris Elba          ----> Moreau.
  • Fergus Riordan  ----> Danny.
  • Johnny Whitworth --> Ray Carrigan.
  • Ciaran Hinds        ---> Roarke

  • Directed by Mark Neveldine and Brain Taylor.