Rated PG-13 · 96 minutes · 2012

Action, Fantasy, Horror
Nicolas Cage returns as Johnny Blaze, a cartoon character who is having a very hard time translating to the big screen. The first film was an origin story, establishing the fact that Blaze sold his soul to the devil. This one picks up a few years down the road with Blaze not adjusting well to the life of a guy whose head occasionally explodes into flames. He's hiding out in Eastern Europe, has let his hair grow out and—because he is being played by Nicolas Cage—suffers from crazy mood swings. This time out, it's as if directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor realized they had a dud on their hands and told Cage to go into psycho mode to attract his diehard fans. This results in random scenes of Cage doing his patented cuckoo act, something that can be amusing on some levels, but seems odd and out of place when poorly directed. This time out, it's odd and out of place.

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Official Site: www.thespiritofvengeance.com
Director: Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor
Producer: Steven Paul, Ashok Amritraj, Michael De Luca, Avi Arad, E. Bennett Walsh, David Goyer, Stan Lee and Mark Steven Johnson
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Idris Elba, Ciarán Hinds, Violante Placido, Fergus Riordan, Johnny Whitworth, Christopher Lambert, Anthony Head, Jacek Koman, Vincent Regan, Sorin Tofan, Spencer Wilding, Jai Stefan, Cristian Iacob and Ionut Lefter


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The Coast Halifax Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance marginally improves on original 3D demon biker revs a few cheap thrills by Matt Semansky 02/16/2012
Colorado Springs Independent Opening this week The Secret World of Arrietty, This Means War and other film events around town. 02/16/2012
Memphis Flyer Trashy sequel yields trashy fun. by Addison Engelking 02/23/2012
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Creative Loafing Atlanta Hollywood Product: Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Watching Nicolas Cage's comic book sequel was pure Hell by Edward Adams 02/23/2012

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