I never thought that I’d write this, but Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance is the best non-Marvel Studios film.
The editing is still hot garbage, hobbling the narrative flow, but the shots and action make it what this sort of movie should be; a balls-out, spaghetti-Western that doesn’t take itself seriously.
Which could have covered for a fucking stupid plot and all the bad acting, except Nicholas Cage remains horribly self-inflicted on the lead role, which makes the delivery of some pretty funny lines suck the fun out of the film. An older guy who would have crushed this role; Dennis Leary.
Ladies, Idris Elba is in this movie.
Ultimately, Ghost Rider could have been Marvel’s version of Shoot ‘Em Up. but isn’t isn’t as bad as Rotten Tomatoes would lead you to believe.