Playlist Review: 'Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance' Is A Metal Album In Cinematic Form

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The Marvel Comics character of Ghost Rider has always been more than a little alternative. Considerably darker and more haunted that contemporaries like Spider-Man and the Hulk, the demonic creation of trio Roy Thomas, Gary Friedrich and Mike Ploog found himself starring in more horror-centric stories, only ocassionally clashing with sunnier heroes in sales-boosting stunts. While the comic creation existed on the fringe of the industry, Mark Steven Johnson's 2007 adaptation "Ghost Rider" was a far more generic, populist attempt to appeal to the masses. It was, by design, a pop song, except it viewed itself as a catchier Massive Attack track when it was more of an O-Town b-side. Bring the kiddies.

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alycakes1711d ago

I'm seeing it today and I know it's going to be good so I'm not worried about that but I'm sure I will give it a much higher grade.

Blink_441711d ago

Seeing it in an hour :)

alycakes1711d ago

I don't know about you but I thought it was awesome. I loved it! It was much better than the first. The darker side of Ghost Rider made the better story and the action scenes were great. I also liked the way he narrarated it a little for those that may not have seen the first one so they would know how it all began.

Blink_441710d ago

I thought it was good, some parts were a little weird. Like when he gets shot by a grenade launcher he has to go to the hospital, but later bin the movie he gets shot by a rpg and it doesn't even leave a scratch.