Jack's Review of Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
This movie is about as unpredictable as the days of the week but it's predictable in an enjoyable way. Nick Cage is a great actor and unlike the first one, they didn't forget that this time around.
Nick Cage eventually loses his powers and for the first time in the series, the action sequences involved something besides the Ghost Rider demonstrating that he had the biggest guns in town. There was a sense of peril and helplessness this time, room for character growth and although it was easy to miss the flimsy explanation that made it make any sense, the ancient story-telling tradition of the hero's death and rebirth made a brief appearance.
Oh yeah, and just because it was so bad the first time, I think the Ghost Rider's dialogue being reduced to a bare minimum is worthy of praise. Lots and lots of praise.