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
- UK Rating 12
- Discs: 1
- Released By Entertainment One
- Blu-ray Released: 25 June 2012
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?
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.
- 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:
- 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
Amazon UK Links
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011) is available out now on Blu-ray.
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
Movie title: Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011)
Duration: 92 mins
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
Poor story and direction make this a very average supernatural sequel