Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Blu-ray review Comments -


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Wyldstaar 6/24/2012 3:10:47 PM

It's a shame that GR: SoV managed to make a tiny bit of money.  If it had been as big a bomb as Punisher: War Zone, maybe Sony would allow the license to revert back to Marvel the way that Lionsgate did for The Punisher.  I suppose it's still possible that Sony will let the character go, though.  He's no Spider-Man.

InnerSanctum 6/24/2012 4:01:55 PM

 Wow.  I have zero interest in sitting through this one.  

BTW, how do you not get the Punisher right? Such an easy premise.  

Sigh, I wish we could see the characters from the Avengers interact with the X-Men and FF.  Maybe someday.  Loved it when the blue furry Beast was on the Avengers team.  

hanso 6/24/2012 4:08:00 PM

 This thing is complete and utter  

Hookedonavengers2012 6/24/2012 4:51:23 PM

 I agree...G.R. sofv....gave me narca....zzzzzzzzzzzz......what?....ohhh gave me narcalepsy....zzzzzzzzzz...what? oh yeah, who do I sue for this?....zzzzzzz.....'m a vic.......zzzzzzzzzzzz.....tim....

slobbers in my sleep...

TheSilentKiller 6/24/2012 6:33:33 PM

 Neveldine and Taylor should have their film-making rights revoked, and be permitted to work solely on Uwe Boll joints.

RedHood2010 6/24/2012 6:39:01 PM

I rented it today to watch with my boys and they were ready to turn it off 15 mins in.  I was hoping for something I could watch.  Apart from the obvious that this one sucked, I just couldn't understand why Cage played his character like he didn't know what to do with him?  He had the 1st movie to deal with what he had become and then time between the last movie and this one, yet when he 'turns' he dosen't know how to 'be the Ghost Rider' and gets his ass handed to him?  And yes, he took crazy to a new level in the few scenes I watched.

SinisterPryde 6/24/2012 7:05:02 PM

Confession: I liked this movie.  I didn't love it and I hardly think it was a "good" movie but I just had fun watching Cage go freaky and Ghost Rider is visually cool.  Even the sooty version.  

I was confused by what they were attempting to do with this film.  The origin sequence at the beginning showed a very different version of the origina in the first movie.  I remember hearing it was a "soft" reboot rather than a sequel.  That would have been fine had they racast Johnny Blaze but they kept Cage?  What the hell for?  I think that confused most people.

I also enjoyed Punisher: War Zone more than the previous two versions.  I guess I am just a fan of bad movies.  I won't defend them, I know they're bad but I still enjoyed them.

I can't really see Sony doing another Ghost Rider so I imagine that the license will revert to Marvel/Disney at some point in the near future though I can't see them ever making another GR movie.

I am also confused by the logic that "R"-rated films don't make money.  The Matrix and The Hangover were both R-Rated and made bank.  Also, Ghost Rider is not too high above Blade in terms or name recognition.  The Blade films were all rated R and did fairly well for themselves.  Sony, if it ever does make another GR film needs to get past the idea that just because it was a comic book it doesn't mean it has to be "family friendly". 

Betenoire 6/25/2012 12:19:21 AM

@SinisterPryde The biggest problem with R rated movies seems to be the performance of the Punisher & War Journal but also the perception that Watchmen was a tremendous flop as after that film word started sneaking out that R rated comic movies were dead. Given it is Hollywood it isn't surprising they jumped at any explaination that isn't "Hey, we make bad movies (note-not saying Watchmen was bad, it wasn't by far) but welcome to the Hollywood boardroom I guess.

On the other hand let a few more comic movies make some decent to serious bank and I won't be surprised to see movie studios going fishing through some comic company backlogs for ideas again which may lead to another R rated picture. 

Wiseguy 6/25/2012 6:43:49 AM

I kept dozing off when I went to see this film so I don't feel like I can give it a fair assesment yet. It wasn't the film that was putting me out, I was exhausted and I know better yet I tried to watch the final.

The R rated superhero film is very hard to pull off because it does away with the a huge part of the base, the kids. I think Watchmen and Blade are by far the best R rated films in the genre and despite its huge fanbase it wasn't the hit you'd think based on the established fanbase for Watchmen. Wanted, although change from the comic, and Kick Ass are another 2 that didn't make the bank that would intice studios to keep making them. SUPER was another.

I think the Blade and  KickAss way is the way to go til something changes, small budget, that's it. Small budget where you can claim success with 100mil or less.

Mossy1221 6/25/2012 7:59:37 AM

 I am not a die hard Ghost Rider fan. And I really enjoy the first film. Even purchased it on dvd.  But SoV was absolute utter crap!  The worst CBM I have ever seen.   

SoV is not even as good as a Sci-Fi channel made for t.v. movie.   They could have even put Kristen Stewart in that film and made it better. (And I can not stand Kristen Stewart. (Worst actress ever.)

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