Nicolas Cage returns as the Marvel superhero cursed by the Devil to bring wicked humans to their fiery afterlife, whether they’re ready or not.
Johnny Blaze/Ghost Rider is, of course, a decent soul who just tried to keep his father alive by brokering an agreement with Mephistopheles. Not a good idea, since Satan often fails to keep his word.
Anyway, Blaze has been hiding out in Eastern Europe, which is convenient because that’s where Hollywood likes to make medium-to-low budget movies these days.
Johnny is told by some spooky looking monks that he must save a boy from becoming the anti-Christ. He’ll need plenty of friends with big guns to go along with his flaming personality.
“Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance” feels like one long chase scene. There’s trashy humor and below-par special effects as well.
Cage’s performance is a mere caricature of himself. He’s in on the joke, right? Nick, we’re laughing at you, not with you anymore. The film was up-converted to 3D to steal a few more dollars per ticket. Save your money. Grade: D