Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Blu-ray Review – A Worthy Sequel?

I loved the first Ghost Rider movie starring Nicolas Cage from 2007. I thought it really brought a good story well told with plenty of action. That said I never did get around to watching the 2011 sequel that sees Nic Cage reprise his role as Johnny Blaze. However I have finally decided it’s time to right that wrong. Let’s find out if it was worth the wait, so without further ado here’s my Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Blu-ray Review.

  • Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011)
  • Genre: Action
  • Directed by Neveldine/Taylor
  • Running Time: 92 mins
  • UK Rating 12
  • Discs: 1
  • Released By Entertainment One
  • Blu-ray Released: 25 June 2012
Plot

Johnny Blaze (Nicolas Cage) aka the Ghost Rider is tracked down by Moreau (Idris Elba), a member of a secret religious order. He offers Blaze a way to rid himself of the Ghost Rider in return for finding a young boy that is due to play a crucial role Roarke’s evil plans. Will Blaze and the Ghost Rider allow real evil to prevail?

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Blu-ray Review
Style / Direction

The films directed by Neveldine/Taylor. Straight away I got the feeling that this sequel was going to be a rather average affair and so it proved. Everything from story, direction and special effects seems inferior to the first film.

Music / Audio Effects

The music is provided by David Sardy.

Acting / Characters

There are many problems with this sequel but I’d say whilst the acting is not exactly brilliant it not really the films major flaw.

Cast
  • Nicolas Cage as Johnny Blaze / Ghost Rider
  • Johnny Whitworth as Ray Carrigan
  • Violante Placido as Nadya Ketch
  • Idris Elba as Moreau
  • Ciarán Hinds as Roarke
  • Christopher Lambert as Methodius
  • Anthony Head as Benedict
  • Fergus Riordan as Danny Ketch
Conclusion: Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011) Film Review

I was really looking forward to continuing Johnny Blaze’s story however in the end it really wasn’t worth the wait. Don’t get me wrong it not a terrible movie. I mean there’s plenty of action it’s just not a particularly memorable or compelling story. I can’t see myself returning to watch this one again anytime soon unlike the 2007 movie which I loved.

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Conclusion: Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Blu-ray Review

The film came out in 2011 and therefore there are no picture quality issues. There’s a decent set of extras for those who did really enjoy it which can see listed below:

Extras
  • Back In Black: Stories From The Set
  • Vehicles Of Vengeance
  • Riding Into Another Dimension
  • Deleted & Extended Scenes
  • The Path To Vengeance: Making Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance

On to my movie rating for Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011)

  • Movie Rating: WATCHABLE
  • Blu-ray Picture: EXCELLENT
  • Extras: VERY GOOD

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Film Trailer

For those of you yet to see the film I’ll leave you with a little taster…

Clip may not representative of the Blu-ray version

That concludes my Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Blu-ray review, I’m aiming to review more Nic Cage movies soon. What’s next? Check back soon…

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Summary: Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011) Blu-ray Review

Duration: 92 mins

Director(s): Neveldine/Taylor

Actor(s): Nicolas Cage, Johnny Whitworth, Violante Placido, Idris Elba, Ciarán Hinds, Christopher Lambert, Anthony Head, Fergus Riordan,

Genre: Action, Supernatural

  • Movie Rating
  • Blu-ray Picture Rating
  • Extras
3.8

Summary

Poor story and direction make this a very average supernatural sequel

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