I love it when a bunch of my interests all come together in one movie. Ghost Rider is full of Comic and Horror goodness, with a dash of Heavy Metal for good measure. Way back in 1982, I bought my first comic book. It was a Ghost Rider comic with a face value of 60 cents. It was the Ghost Rider vs. the Carnival of Crime. I remember that book well.
Needless to say, it was a start to long time hobby, and an ongoing need to see comic based movies. My wife has been hearing about this film for a year, so she knew she wasn’t getting out of this one, so off we went to catch the Ghost Rider on its debut night.
Some may say that I am not critical enough regarding comic movies, and some may say I am too harsh (just ask me about the Hulk Movie…lol).
Anyway, my take on Ghost Rider? It was a pretty kick ass flick! This movie followed the formula of the first Spiderman movie. Show the origin, and move into the action, with a little bit of drama thrown in for good measure. I thought Nicolas Cage did a pretty good job as Johnny Blaze. Sam Elliott’s part was enjoyable as well. Eva Mendes must have been throw into this role to be the movie’s T&A, but its all good.
The special effects for Ghost Rider were excellent, and I don’t think this movie leaves anything for the comic fans out there to be upset about. This character and movie was handled very well, and is one of the better comic based movies I have seen. I smell the fire and brimstone of a second Ghost Rider movie, if this one sells enough tickets. Based on what I saw tonight, it would be a shame if you didn’t catch this on the big screen.
Rating: Out of 5