Ghost Rider (Blu-Ray) - £5.47 (+ 8% Quidco) @ Tesco Entertainment
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Ghost Rider (Blu-Ray) - £5.47 (+ 8% Quidco) @ Tesco Entertainment

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Found 5th Nov 2009
Once intended as a feature for Johnny Depp, the long-germinating film adaptation of Marvel Comics' cult title Ghost Rider stars Nicolas Cage as motorcyclist Johnny Blaze, who transforms into a skull-faced angel of vengeance to battle the forces of evil. Though perhaps a bit mature for the role, Cage brings a degree of humour to the outrageous proceedings; he's well matched by the Easy Rider himself Peter Fonda, amusingly cast as Mephistopheles, the demon with whom Blaze strikes a bargain to save his father, and in turn, causes his transformation into Ghost Rider. Wes Bentley is also fine as Blackheart, the rebellious offspring of Mephistopheles, and Blaze's chief opponent in the film. They're joined by a solid supporting cast which includes Donal Logue, Eva Mendes and Sam Elliott, but their participation and a relentless barrage of CGI effects can't hide the fact that the story itself, though largely faithful to its comic origins, is rife with clich?characterisations and B-movie dialogue. Fans of the venerable title may cry foul over this adaptation (as they did over helmer Mark Steven Johnson's previous comic-to-movie feature, Daredevil), but less stringent viewers may enjoy the fiery visuals and Cage's typically quirky performance.

7 Comments

This is a guilty secret when you admit you like this film.
Ahem, heat.:oops:

Groaver;6794407

This is a guilty secret when you admit you like this film.Ahem, … This is a guilty secret when you admit you like this film.Ahem, heat.:oops:



You should be ashamed of yourself! It's a terrible film!

Bargain BluRay though!

The special effects in this film are abismal.

scorez;6797028

The special effects in this film are abismal.



I don't think I'd want this in HD, they're probably even worse!

But yes this is a guilty secret

This was one of my first blu ray dvds I bought and to be fair its not that bad so long as you don't take the film too seriously and the effects are good and it looks wicked on blu ray, if you want to start your blu ray dvd collection off or just add a cheapy you can't go wrong at this price. :thumbsup:

Its an enjoyable slice of hokum and does look great on blu ray. Always good fun to see Nic Cage hamming it up.
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