Forgetting that the last Ghost Rider film, released in 2007, which we, along with a ton of other people haven’t seen, was voted seventh worst comic book movie of the decade and pretty much cemented the official decline of Nicolas Cage’s career, this trailer for the sequel doesn’t look half bad.
The main reason for this improvement would have a lot to do with the fact that it’s directed by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor whose last films Crank, Crank 2 and Gamer had a very specific over stimulated style, like a film receiving an industrial strength caffeine enema.
The film’s official synopsis reads:
Nicolas Cage returns as Johnny Blaze in Columbia Pictures’ and Hyde Park Entertainment’s Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. 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 (Fergus Riordan) from the devil (Ciaran Hinds). 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 his curse forever.
Still not fully convinced? How about the fact Idris ‘Stringer Bell‘ Elba is in it and Nicolas Cage’s character Johnny Blaze pisses flames.