Syd Jarrett is an unsuspecting, down-and-out man in a washed-up hick town who gets pulled into a sub-culture of blood-hungry creatures. He encounters Vic, a renegade whose animal instincts are stronger than his human ones. As things begin to get even worse, Jarrett realizes that his best chance for happiness, and survival, lies in his true love for Jane.
- Stars:Marc Blucas, Naveen Andrews, Nicki Aycox, Eva Amurri Martino, Andy Comeau, Bart Johnson, Gillian Shure, Mark Elias, Ron Roggé, Heidi Shepherd, Adrienne Hartvigsen, Matthew Temple, Chris Tarantino, Charles Halford, Stan Ellsworth,
- Director:Douglas Aarniokoski,
- Writer:John Skipp (novel), Craig Spector (adaptation), Craig Spector
An unsuspecting, down-and-out man in a washed-up hick town has his life turned upside down when a drop-dead gorgeous stranger walks through the door of the local bar. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
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(kr) wrote: Disturbing Haneke-style family drama in this calm, seemingly mundane, Greek shocker.
(au) wrote: A tear jerker for sure. Very entertaining, if this is your thing. Realism at it's best. It deserves 100%. Why? It must of taken years and years to make, no small feat. It's real, it's interesting and very entertaining. You rarely find this in a movie, a real gem and an excellent balance of artistry. From the obvious cinematography to the excellent soundtrack. I mean The Shins are on it, so what else could you ask for? The opening theme song was just perfect too. But at the heart are two survival stories. It makes you think twice about the animal kingdom and how much we have in common with them. This is pure survival at it's best and worst. Nothing is choreographed, it's all real. I also liked the narration, it is more of a guide and stands to illuminate events as they happen. There are many scenes I will never forget. One that stands out to me is when it is time for Nanu to go off on her own to fend for herself and what the mother must do to make this happen. Heartbreaking, I tell ya. Sometimes the only solution could be the toughest that one could ever face. Wow, so this is the true meaning of strength and the will to survive when all odds are against you. It's funny how when you get to know these animals and see how they live, that they are just like any other character in any other movie. You get to know and feel empathy for them.
(br) wrote: Fine Sunday afternoon entertainment!!!! I missed Eddie M though!!! Ha
(gb) wrote: Bad choices everywhere. CGI, story, direction, acting.
(de) wrote: Great story about common humanity.
(de) wrote: Crispin Glover shoots for the moon and instead trips over himself in this bewilderingly awful failure of a surrealist meditation on self-doubt.
(kr) wrote: My dad took me to see this movie when I was 13 and I really enjoyed it, rewatching it last week on Netflix though I think I really got the full scope of it. It's hilarious and dramatic, all in all a really dope romcom
(fr) wrote: This is my several times to watch the movie and it surely gives that chill and warmth.
(us) wrote: This is a funny movie
(jp) wrote: A fairly good take at the life of the 60s but I didn't care for it very much.
(gb) wrote: With Ghost Rider being such an abhorrently poor excuse for a superhero movie, I had to see Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance for two simple reasons: to determine how it could turn out poorer than the first one and to see Christophe Lambert in a return to mainstream film circles.The problems in the first Ghost Rider were primarily the lack of action, the ridiculously cheesy storytelling and the unnecessary obsession with a love story regarding a dull character played by Eva Mendes in one of her least-appealing performances to date. Since Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance opens immediately with the sight of Idris Elba riding his motorcycle through some nice scenery, it becomes immediately clear that the film has learned from its predecessor that the correct idea is to pick up the pace. But soon after, all the potential for coherence immediately disappears as we see armed men infiltrating a monastery with secret computer technology. And when Nicolas Cage's narration comes in, the aforementioned ridiculously cheesy storytelling becomes present in Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance which effectively ensures that the film does not escape the roots established by its predecessor.As a sequel, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance does not have to waste time exploring the background of its titular character anymore and can build on what little was accomplished by its predecessor. As a result, it improves in terms of pacing because the film is constantly moving forward. Though the story is ridiculous and the script is terrible, the Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor seem well aware of this and have decided to charge through it all at a fast pace in hopes that viewers will not miss it. For me I could clearly decipher how poor the film was, but I found it to be an improvement over Ghost Rider. Both films are incoherent, but Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance doesn't pretentiously think that it can get away with thinking that its story actually has any value to it. As well as that, the film runs for a shorter period of time which means the audience is forced to sit through less this time around, further improving the pacing.Of course, there has been minimal improvement in the writing. Though the romance is dropped from the story, the hammy dialogue remains and the premise is even more ridiculous this time around. There is also a large increase in attempts at humour throughout the film, but the unfunny jokes remain pretentious and conflict with a story that seems to believe it can be taken seriously. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance is severly burdened by a misguided tone that thinks it can freely oscillate between jokes and story without audiences realizing that nothing makes sense about what is going on.But the narrative never had a chance to succeed. With the creators of Crank helming this film, there is potential for fun to be had. The first action scene appears very soon into the film which offers an idea that there is an increase in action, but it also reveals to audiences that Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor's idea of good action is the same as most contemporary Hollywood filmmakers: a ridiculous abundance of terrible shakycam. Though the two made an impression with the quality of their action scenes in Crank, apparently an increased budget drives their focus into the wrong place which results in cinematography that moves around faster than the film's overall pace. And though I could keep up with the premise, the cinematography proved too much for me and so the abundance of poorly-angled close-up shots and shakes really took their toll on what could have been some kind of guilty pleasure.A frequent criticism of Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance is the lacklustre quality of the CGI used. I personally didn't find problems with the quality of the visual effects even if they weren't up to the same standard as most contemporary films, I just found that they weren't benefitted by the unnecessary use of 3D. Few films actually use the 3D gimmick properly, and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance's pretentious repetition in throwing burnt rubber, CGI flames and smoke effects at the screen sporadically is no exception. Since Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance fails in terms of style and narrative, it is obvious where that leaves the cast.Nicolas Cage's first moment on screen shows him grasping Idris Elba in one hand as if intending to punch him with the other while sweating profusely, delivering his lines with pretentious melancholy and immediately establishing that viewers are in for another hammy effort on behalf of the once-great actor who has now become a joke in social circles. Yet the endeavour of his performance comes into play when he transitions from Johnny Blaze to Ghost Rider. As the Ghost Rider breaks through to Johnny Blaze's consciousness, it is depicted through images of Nicolas Cage violently shaking, screaming and some close-up shots of his face in which his jaw is locked open while his facial features are altered by makeup and effects. The man oscillates between emotionless delivery and aggressive screams meaning he overwhelms and underwhelms while never finding a silver lining for even a single moment in the film. Nicolas Cage delivers another shoddy performance which means that he delivers on the generic contract that his standard for acting has come to promise for viewers, and so those looking for him to turn in another effort so bad that its entertaining can rejoice at his lack of coherence.Johnny Witworth can walk away from Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance boasting that he is one of the few actors to take on a prominent role in a Nicolas Cage film and deliver a performance so poor that he actually stands out as the worst of the cast. Johnny Witworth is worse than Nicolas Cage, and not many actors from his modern films have the ability to say that. Even though the film cannot be taken seriously by viewers, the fact that Johnny Witworth doesn't even want to pretend that he cares about his role at all which is just pathetic beyond belief. He doesn't even pretend to have a single flair in any line he says, so it is truly a mystery to me just how anyone saw fit to cast him in anything at all. If someone thought it would be funny to cast a terrible antagonist against a protagonist played by Nicolas Cage then that would explain it, but wouldn't justify it. It's as if Johnny Withworth wants to pretend he is Xander Harris from Buffy the Vampire Slayer without any of the goofy charm that Nicholas Brendon put into the role to make him iconic. Johnny Witworth is an emotionless, witless actor whose notion of intimidation is the furthest thing from antagonistic or entertaining.You would wonder how an actor as accomplished as Idris Elba would find himself signed on to a film like Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, but I suppose everyone has gotta claim an easy paycheck at one point in their career. It's just that the man actually has a career so he could be claiming it better ways than a supporting role so arbitrary to the feature that it is almost forgettable. The standard of acting boasts little from him and he delivers as such, but his presence at least maintains some level of appeal in the modern day.As I said earlier, Christophe Lambert's appearance in Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance is one of the main reasons I saw the film. Seeing him shaved bald and covered in tattoos is a significant change of pace for the Immortal from the highlands of Scotland. Since the man has a legacy for B-movies, the way he delivers his lines works along with the script well enough to seem more genuine than anyone else. His 3 months of sword training do not precisely pay off since he receives absolutely minimal screen time, but the spirited stare in his eyes and his mysterious tone of voice remain an asset which should cater to fans of his. He still makes a more notorious effort than half the other more dominant cast members.And the brief appearance from Anthony Stewart Head is appealing to me as a fan of both Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Little Britain.So Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance's increased pace, shorter running time and higher quantity of action scenes serves as an improvement over its predecessor, yet maintaining the same story incoherence and shoddy script while losing sight of how to actually craft a strong action scene ensures that it is still far from being even a half-decent guilty pleasure.
(au) wrote: Has a generic main story that you see all the time but the hunting and fighting is thrilling
(jp) wrote: The premise is good the execution is not.It isn't funny and the whole thing is a miss.I didn't like it.I'll give it a 2/10.