Ghost Rider Reviews

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March 7, 2007
There's nothing here that you haven't seen previously in much better comic book movies.
March 5, 2007
The tagline for the new "Ghost Rider" movie promises that "Hell is about to be unleashed!" Actually, that might be an understatement. After seeing the movie, some might question whether it was the apocalypse that was unleashed.
March 3, 2007
Grand, empty gestures and loads of CGI effects can't cover up pure schlock. Even the character's iconically cool trademarks -- a flaming skull and a fiery chopper -- are reduced to Velveeta slices. No, damn you, sir.
March 3, 2007
The plot is as corny as a country and western song.
March 2, 2007
The self-conscious 'quirkiness' is painful: Nicolas Cage plays Johnny Blaze as a homespun dunce who 'drinks' jelly beans from a martini glass, listens exclusively to The Carpenters, and busts a gut laughing at chimpanzee slapstick on TV.
March 1, 2007
Yet another comic book adaptation that goes up in flames before our very eyes.
February 28, 2007
Nic Cage seems comfortable in the role of the flaming-skulled biker, but the plot holes are too deep even for his Herbie-like arachnid motorcycle to negotiate.
February 27, 2007
The movie quickly devolves into a tiresome F/X spectacle, but Cage approaches the material with a gonzo sincerity that's strangely magnificent.
February 27, 2007
t's fun in places, but the second you're out the cinema, Ghost Rider vanishes from memory in a big puff of smoke.
February 27, 2007
By the time our hero has finally relaxed into his leathers, there's little time left to wrap up the main story, which is some forgettable stuff about the devil's progeny (a googly-eyed Wes Bentley) trying to take over the world.
February 25, 2007
Nicolas Cage is the film's only saving grace in a welter of cheesy (but accurate to the imagery of the Marvel series) special effects and dialogue.
February 25, 2007
February 24, 2007
What campy fun this could have been.
February 24, 2007
The movie settles for cursory, disconnected allusions that don't exactly build character (Cage does some more Elvis impersonating and Elliott looks plenty leathery).
February 24, 2007
A pulpy cinematic comic book for teenage boys or adult males with arrested development. Next time, hopefully, they'll go for a Ghost Writer.
February 24, 2007
Mainly the movie's about riding a bike at the speed of sound while your head is burning. They can do anything these days, which isn't quite the same as saying they should do anything these days.
February 23, 2007
It's an okay movie -- you know, for what it is.
February 21, 2007
A sodden, listless mess that wouldn't thrill even the most ardent Hot Topic enthusiast.
February 21, 2007
This is the type of film for which the actors involved carefully describe it in press junkets and interviews as "a lot of fun" rather than good.
February 21, 2007
Not as dreadful as the studio's decision to withhold press screenings until less than 24 hours before opening day would suggest, but not especially good either.
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