Ghost Rider Reviews
Well Cage has a lot to do with it. His dead eye performance alongside Eva Mendez's dead eye performance and Peter Fonda's wild-eyed performance make "Ghost Rider"'s a ridiculous mess.
Redeeming qualities are hard to find in "Ghost Rider". It just never manages to grab hold of you and by the time anything begins to happen, you just don't care.
"Ghost Rider" is surely a ride you do not want to get on.
There isn't really anything done correctly here, even the makeup looks bad on Bentley! The cast is good and shows this could/should of been kick ass but its so watered down its embarrassing to watch.
Cage is wrongly cast as 'Blaze' simply because he's too old, sure he's wild enough to play a crazed demon possessed biker from hell but he doesn't look the part in any way.
A great comicbook character with a very poor almost made for TV film, it feels rushed and aimed squarely at toy sales and other merchandise, nothing more, complete waste.
Let me clear up by saying I like Nicholas Cage. He's not amazing, but he's an alright actor and there have been a few performances he did that I really liked. Unfortunatley, he was the absolute wrong choice to play Ghost Rider. Ghost Rider is an exciting, dark thrill seeking anti hero out to deliver justice to the wicked. Cage conveys none of that. There are times where he seems to be falling asleep.
But Cage was not the real problem with this film. That would go to Peter Fonda, whose performance as Mephisto is pretty much the exact opposite of the real Mephisto. His acting was horrible, with absolutley no emotion or effort. As for his appearence. He looks pretty much nothing like comic book Mephisto and is about as intimidating as Jack Black.
The plot holes in this movie are numerous. Why is it that the police target Blaze? Why suspect a celebrity who was nowehre NEAR the site of the murder for murdering someone? So what if he had a motercylce, so does a lot of other people! And why is it that Blaze is not even REMOTLEY affected when he finds out he sold his soul to Mephisto?
The fight scenes were pretty awful two. They lasted about 2 seconds! To think this was based of a comic book with downright awesome fight scenes.
Luckilly, not all was bad however, Wes Bentley did a fantastic job as Blackheart, the devil's son. He was cruel, malicous and a great villain. Eva Mendes did a great job too as Roxanne, even if the real Roxxanne was just a dumb blonde. Sam Elliot was pretty good too
Bottom line, this is by far the worst comic book movie I've ever seen. I have got to write a reboot someday.