This weekend, the sequel to the 2007 Ghost Rider flick flew into theaters.

In the successor to the worldwide hit “Ghost Rider”, Johnny still struggling with his curse as the devil’s bounty hunter is hiding out in a remote part of Eastern Europe when he is recruited by a secret sect of the church to save a young boy from the devil. At first, Johnny is reluctant to embrace the power of the Ghost Rider, but it is the only way to protect the boy and possibly rid himself of the curse forever.

We want to know what you think. Was is a rip roaring good time, or should Nicolas Cage have left it alone? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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  1. Some Dude
    February 18, 2012 at 9:31 am — Reply

    Haven’t seen it but judging by how they dident screen it for critics and the few who have seen it all say its even worse then the original, Id wager it wasent that great

  2. Rob
    February 18, 2012 at 12:03 pm — Reply

    This movie was AWFUL. I was expecting so much (at least as much as the last one which I genuinely like.) I got so little. My wife and I knew we were in for an awful movie right about the time that Nic cage and his toupet are riding away on his motorcycle and he starts making faces. (There’s a part of this in the trailer.) This is either Cage overacting horribly or he’s acting like he has diarea and he’s trying to hold it while getting somewhere real fast. If that’s what he was going for he deserves an oscar. The effects are pretty decent with the actual Rider himself looking good and they added a nice bit where the Rider is an insane angel (not sure if that’s from the comics or not) that made it make more sense. All in all, awful acting (save Idris Elba) and an awful script. Horrible disappointment.

  3. Xian
    February 18, 2012 at 5:53 pm — Reply

    I was let down.

    A story / script by Goyer and direction by the Crank guys, I was hopeful, but even then I came in with really low expectations. There are glimmers of what could have been throughout, but then you get hit with some serious B-grade cheese which doesn’t play because how seriously they try to take other aspects of the film (if they went full on B-movie exploitation, it could have been fun or if they kept it straight faced like the original there was a story there… but the hybrid made it a failure in both arenas). It not quite laughably bad to enjoy as a bad film either because those intentional cheese bits make the low-quality too self-aware to enjoy (like it’s trying to beat you to the criticism).

    If you’re a hardcore Ghost Rider fan, the film might make your blood boil, but the action scenes are still worth skipping to on a disc, just to see some cool chain tricks and vehicle transformations, but otherwise this film is generally a pass.

    Honestly, I don’t hate the film so much for what it is- which is a FX-heavy B-film- so much as I’m concerned about how such films salt the earth for other lesser properties. Blockbusters falling on their face won’t stop Hollywood from gambling on the big guys, but when smaller pictures like Jonah Hex or this fail, investors’ wallets constrict at the idea of anyone toying with less popular comic characters.

  4. Windmillwacker
    February 18, 2012 at 8:02 pm — Reply

    My son and I just got back from seeing the flick and had a blast. It’s a great popcorn flick with wonderful effects. I enjoyed the directing style a lot, quirky and fun. I’ve read a great deal of fanboy negativity aimed at the film, but I really don’t see where they’re coming from. Ghost Rider is a good time that totally buried the original. No Oscars headed its way, but who cares. Kick back and have fun with it for what it is. Personally, I’m hoping to see this story go forward; I’d like to see the grown up Danny and an older Johnny riding side by side. We need to encourage the Marvel Knights brand folks or we’ll have nothing, but Twilight swill to watch.

  5. February 19, 2012 at 12:21 pm — Reply

    Went to see GhostRider 2 yesterday. While I’ve a full review at my FaceySpce page, here are a few of my thoughts. I’ve never read a Ghost Rider book. And the first movie is at the bottom of my guilty pleasure list. But this is not a very good movie. Not terribly well written. Cage is WAY over the top. And the camera just won’t sit still, so the 3D doesn’t really work. The Rider does look very cool though. And the final chase is fun. It’s a dumb movie, but viewed in the right light, it could be fun.

  6. Obsidian
    February 20, 2012 at 5:08 pm — Reply

    The movie was atrocious. Poor plot, bad script, dismal acting and poor direction. Cage over acts but there’s nothing much new there. It’s just bad from beginning to end. The movie attempts to start seriously enough but somewhere around the second act, there’s this shift where the movie seems to realize that it’s too awful to be believed and so goes full throttle (pun intended) on the camp.

    I enjoyed the comics and was really offended by this ham fisted film.


  7. Brother129
    February 20, 2012 at 7:14 pm — Reply

    Horrible movie made even more horrible by paper thin plotting and even worse acting. This is coming from someone who loved the first one. It seemed like they were going for this tongue-in-cheek humor thing which so did not work.

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