Friday, April 13, 2007
This latest Marvel adap has been slagged off left, right and centre. For starters it's got Nicholas Cage in the lead role, not something you'd expect in a superhero movie (yes I know he was considered for Superman..still no), it's written and directed by the same guy who did Daredevil, which was ok, but certainly not the best superhero movie ever made, and despite it's success at the US box office, there was a certain amount of trepidation in setting out to watch this one.
It's not that bad, it's no Spider-Man or Batman Begins, but it's slightly better than Daredevil and overall pretty entertaining.
Think "The Lone Ranger" meets "Constantine" and you're pretty much there, it's all about riding and the devil and obviously the devil's insubordinate minions.
It's all a bit silly really, Johnny Blaze (Y'all) with his flaming head and Eva Mendes swooning for him, but still, pretty entertaining and it's got Goodwin in it.
Ghost Rider - 7/10