Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Wes Bentley, Sam Elliott, Donal Logue, Peter Fonda, Brett Cullen, Matt Norman, David Roberts, Rebel Wilson, Matt Long, Raquel Alessi
StorylineIn order to save his dying father (Brett Cullen), young stunt cyclist Johnny Blaze (Matt Long) sells his soul to Mephisto (Peter Fonda) and sadly parts from the pure-hearted Roxanne Simpson (Raquel Alessi), the love of his life. Years later, Johnny's (Nicolas Cage) path crosses again with Roxanne (Eva Mendes), now a reporter, and also with Mephisto, who offers to release Johnny's soul if Johnny becomes the fabled, fiery Ghost Rider, a supernatural agent of vengeance and justice.
Here is it, another missed shot. After the Devil, director Mark Steven Johnson was in the mood to ruin another Marvel superhero, Ghost Rider.
Ghost Rider is a joke to the comic book universe, so dull that getting to the end will be harder than running a marathon.
I saw it is classified as thriller on IMDb, but they definitely have no idea what they are talking about, because this is probably the slowest superhero film ever made, with no thrills, and does everything but keep you on the edge of your seat.
Written by director Johnson the screenplay is awful, the dialogue is so poor and cheesy it hurts, and the plot is so horrible and obvious that after watching the beginning, you can already guess what will happen in the end. Both the superhero and the villain are uninteresting. And there are numerous plot holes as well.
Remember that scene in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man in which Peter learns how to use his powers? Nothing like that happens here, one minute Ghost Rider has no idea how to turn off the fire, a minute later he has learned how to do it.
Nicolas Cage is the only one having fun here. He is probably so excited because he finally got to play a superhero. Unfortunately, he doesn't manage to convey his enthusiasm, instead he delivers probably his worst performance. Eva Mendes isn't much more than eye-candy. However, the award for worst performance of the film goes to Peter Fonda, whose acting is horrible and absolutely emotionless.