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A reviewer jumps on to GHOST RIDER's chopper and enjoys the ride!!!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. I'm a little conflicted. I want to believe this review. I want GHOST RIDER to be awesome, but the reviewer said they agreed with Massawyrm on something. Anybody who has ever agreed with Massawyrm on anything needs professional help... still, there's a hope this will be good. Fingers crossed.

Hi Harry. Was going to write you about Music and Lyrics but then saw that Massawyrm beat me to it (bastard). For once, I agree with Massawyrm and enjoyed the movie a lot. But I'm writing to tell you about something else today -- GHOST RIDER! There was a screening tonight in Century City, CA and although I wasn't "officially" a part of the press I got to see the movie through other means. In short, the movie is good. In fat, it's really good at times. Nick Cage (and I know he has his detractors) was a blast in the film. You could really feel how much fun he was having, and that goes as well for the rest of the cast. The movie definitely is a good time, with lots of laughs and scares throughout. The Ghost Rider himself looks amazing, much better than he does on the net or in the TV ads. You can really see the detail of the skull and the fire -- good thing they took their time with this as the earlier CGI looked pretty dodgy. There are huge action sequences here in the movie that reminded me of the Terminator movies, particularly T2 with the motorcycle stunts and the Hidden, demons that move and shape shift similarly to the T1000 in T2. Peter Fonda steals the show as Mephisto (or 'Mephistopheles' in the movie). There's a great bit in the movie where Fonda sees Johnny'schopper, which is the same kind of bike he rode in Easy Rider, and says "Nice motorcycle, Johnny." There's a lot of tongue in cheek humor in the movie. Maybe too much at times. But it seemed to play really well with the audience I saw it with. Sam Elliott was equally awesome as the Old Cowboy that helps Johnny. There's several great moments between him and Nic Cage. Towards the end of the movie Sam has a great speech where he tells Nic "You didn't make the deal for greed, you did it for love. Maybe that puts God on your side." Good stuff. There is a ton of action in the movie, in fact the movie probably could have been helped if it SLOWED DOWN and took a breath every now and then. At times the pacing felt rushed, like the filmmakers were in a hurry to get to the end. And when we get to the final battle with Blackheart it is over too quickly for my liking. But that being said, it has more action than Superman Lives and Batman Begins combined. The highlights for me are the first night of Ghost Rider's Transformation, the second night when the entire police and SWAT force is chasing Johnny up and over bridges, down a river, and up a skyscraper (!) and the last night when Johnny and the Cowboy Ghost Rider are tearing through the desert for the final showdown. I thought the Cowboy Ghost Rider was going to fight as well, but he was only showing Ghost Rider the way. A lizard gets toasted in the wake of their ride, though! In short, I really liked the movie. The effects were great. Nic Cage was hilarious. I would have like to see more fights/bigger sequences, but that is minor compared to what I liked. Also, I really loved the score by Christopher Young, one of my favorite composers who did the music for the Hellraiser movies. Ghost Rider was a pleasant surprise and a return to form for Nicolas Cage. If you use this please call me Le Chiffre.

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  • Feb. 9, 2007, 9:47 p.m. CST

    Is this an Iambic Pentameter review?

    by Pound Sand

  • Feb. 9, 2007, 10 p.m. CST

    maybe i'm just a girl, but...

    by occula

    do we care about ghost rider? the same way we care about batman or spidey or that surfer dude?

  • Feb. 9, 2007, 10:08 p.m. CST

    This wont even be screened for critics

    by nopix

    mark steven johnson sucks

  • Feb. 9, 2007, 9:57 p.m. CST

    "In Fat"?

    by Style_92

    Was he going for "in fact," or does he just think Ghost Rider plays well if you're cushioned on and in Harry's Many blubberous layers? "Ghost Rider great movie, best enjoyed while sitting in a fat person!"

  • Feb. 9, 2007, 10:09 p.m. CST

    #sniff sniff# do I smell plant?

    by Datascream

    I mean, I'd want this movie to be as great as he says it is, but I can't help but see vines growing from this review.

  • Feb. 9, 2007, 10:02 p.m. CST

    Someone roll this weed and smoke it

    by Doctor_Sin

    I am looking forward to GR, but this smells of some Press Release. <p>And, "too much tongue-in-cheek?" It's a movie about a bike-riding, flaming-skulled superhero. I expect nothing less.

  • Feb. 9, 2007, 10:03 p.m. CST

    Superman Lives?

    by nomihs

    C'mon, how can a moviephile like Le Chiffre get the title of Superman RETURNS wrong? So he must be making up for the fact that he is planting his seed early to give this movie some great buzz. So yeah, I would got with the plant theory.

  • Feb. 9, 2007, 10:16 p.m. CST

    Superman Lives...?

    by RaveX

    Wasn't that the title of Kevin Smith's proposed script for Burton's Superman movie?

  • Feb. 9, 2007, 10:06 p.m. CST

    Ghosty

    by Moon_Knight

    Sounds good to me. I think the film will be fun. All you comic book snobs can stick it! Ghost Rider rocks!!

  • Feb. 9, 2007, 10:14 p.m. CST

    Formatting?

    by El Scorcho

    Try it. It doesn't take very long.

  • Feb. 9, 2007, 10:15 p.m. CST

    "In fat, it's really good at times."

    by El Scorcho

    That's a secret plug for "Norbit."

  • Feb. 9, 2007, 10:15 p.m. CST

    Little Miss Sunshine had more action than Superman

    by Jugdish

    Trailers look pretty good so far...I'm in.

  • Feb. 9, 2007, 10:18 p.m. CST

    PREACHER

    by joaoguilherme

    GOD´S REVENGE WILL BE UPON YOU....DAMN YOU MARK SETEVE JOHNSON

  • Feb. 9, 2007, 10:33 p.m. CST

    Platnt? "I believe so."

    by Det. John Kimble

    This review is about as believable as Cage's toupee.

  • Feb. 9, 2007, 10:34 p.m. CST

    Fucking

    by TORTURE PWN

    PLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNT!

  • Feb. 9, 2007, 10:34 p.m. CST

    Nic Cage is hillarious?

    by LittleDudes

    That's great! Because, you know, Ghost Rider is a fucken comedy and all. Nothing dark about the subject matter, deals with the devil, transforming demonically, etc, all happy happy shit. Eva Mendes wasn't mentioned above, I hope that's because they cut her the fuck out. Bitch can't act and has no place in a Ghost Rider flick. Yeah, I'm still looking forward to seeing this, but I doubt it'll be Ghost Rider as it should be.

  • Feb. 9, 2007, 10:34 p.m. CST

    PLEASE FOR GOD'S SAKE...

    by Det. John Kimble

    Add some editing/preview controls to this Web 1.0 talback system.

  • Feb. 9, 2007, 10:23 p.m. CST

    I wish Goose Rider would be riding along with...

    by JustinSane

    Ghost Rider and the Cowboy Ghost Rider.

  • Feb. 9, 2007, 10:35 p.m. CST

    PLANT PLANT PLANT PLANT PLANT PLANT

    by BeeDub

    PLANT PLANT PLANT PLANT PLANT PLANT PLANT PLANT PLANT PLANT PLANT PLANT PLANT PLANT PLANT PLANT PLANT PLANT PLANT PLANT PLANT PLANT PLANT PLANT PLANT PLANT PLANT PLANT PLANT PLANT PLANT PLANT

  • Feb. 9, 2007, 10:30 p.m. CST

    plant!

    by brassai2003

    fuck this corporate guy. THere's a real review of GR @ superhero hype (where AICN should have been looking A WEEK ago for a real review of this film). In short: good action movie/fight scenes, sticks to the canon, better than the last batch of hero flicks. I'm there.

  • Feb. 9, 2007, 10:30 p.m. CST

    "...chasing Johnny ...

    by TORTURE PWN

    up & over bridges,down a river,& up a skyscraper(!)Is stupidity the new cool?Somebody's been huffing too much herbicide.

  • Feb. 9, 2007, 10:52 p.m. CST

    Actually, that would be Iambic Plantameter

    by Harry Weinstein

    n/t

  • Feb. 9, 2007, 11:02 p.m. CST

    Happy Arbor Day! Enjoy this PLANT!

    by FilmCritic3000

    C'mon Sony, you didn't even try with this review.

  • Feb. 9, 2007, 11:02 p.m. CST

    Plantiferous....

    by Bootskin

    hard to believe this reviewer can live with all the chlorophyll in his system....

  • Feb. 9, 2007, 11:04 p.m. CST

    LEAD SINGER OF LED ZEPPLIN!

    by hatespeech

    ROBERT SOMETHING..

  • Feb. 9, 2007, 11:34 p.m. CST

    Can we get rid of...

    by moppboy

    ...these obviously b.s. reviews? Come on. Filter out this garbage.

  • Feb. 9, 2007, 11:48 p.m. CST

    Planty McPlant liked it....

    by Turd Furgeson

    I'm hungry for some green leafy PLANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Feb. 9, 2007, 11:55 p.m. CST

    Bad Plants usually have no criticisms...

    by Tommy the Cat

    But this guy... this guys good.

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 12:11 a.m. CST

    plant's criticism

    by Buddy Jesus

    "if it SLOWED DOWN and took a breath". Harsh. That's like when you go to a job interview and they ask you about your weaknesses and you come up with a b.s. answer like, "I tend to push myself too hard."

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 12:02 a.m. CST

    Not being screened in advance...

    by Serious Black

    ...never a good sign. Now it sounds like they're showing just enough advance screenings to say to the naysayers that, yes, it was prescreened. But these screenings are happening mere hours before the movie opens. It appears they are expecting terrible reviews and do not want negative buzz to flatten the opening box office. MSJ says that he took post-production down to the wire and did not have the film ready for earlier screenings. WTF? This thing is already about a year overdue. How much time could he possibly need?

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 12:17 a.m. CST

    Somebody took their Miracle-Gro this morning.

    by TORTURE PWN

    This looks to be every bit the cinematic shit bomb that was Elektra.

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 12:13 a.m. CST

    why.....

    by Merlox

    ....do you actually run shitty reviews like these?...for cryin out loud....

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 12:32 a.m. CST

    It might actually be for real...

    by WHALEBLUBBER

    I was going to call plant but so far the reviews from people who have seen the movie have all been good. Check out IMDB or superherohype.

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 12:34 a.m. CST

    Christopher Young

    by valetparkingguy

    Is a good choice. Glad to see he's getting the props he deserves. Hellraiser is one of the great scores of all time.

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 12:35 a.m. CST

    I saw this movie.

    by CoursinLarry

    Please, trust me. It was not good. The only good thing in it was Sam Elliott. Wes Bentley was ridiculous. Peter Fonda did NOT steal the show. The "fight" scenes lasted exactly two turns. The bad guys would hurt Ghost Rider, then Ghost Rider would hurt them. Save yourself some money and avoid this turd. For real.

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 12:29 a.m. CST

    Funny how my Rider review wasnt posted

    by mpfanatic

    I sent a scathing review of this film, cause its soo soo terrible and it never got posted interesting

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 1:23 a.m. CST

    Thought there weren't going to be...

    by GilesT

    ...any advance press screenings? Oh, and saying that the biggest problem with a film is that it was over too quickly is kind of like saying in a job interview that your worst trait is that you're a workaholic.

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 1:34 a.m. CST

    Can you even call this review a Plant?

    by jknizzleJD

    There was nothing in this guy's review that indicates he's seen this movie. It's vague and only comments on scenes we've been shown in commercials. In fact, I saw the scene where Fonda comments on the bike this evening. The only thing this review showed me is that this site will post anything. P.S. I hate to continue being negative, but please take down that image of Harry imitating an impaled walrus doing a reverse pole dance.

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 1:50 a.m. CST

    Wow now I really want to see this *note sarcasm

    by AllPowerfulWizardOfOz

    I loved Ghost Rider as a kid. However the casting and the previews suck donkey balls. At best I may rent this on DVD but chances are this will be more Hollywood garbage like Fantastic Four. I am not in anyway excited about this movie and this guys review just made me even less if that is possible. Pass. Wait for Red Box rental.

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 2:09 a.m. CST

    jknizzle - Not sure your statement is accurate

    by oisin5199

    Doesn't he give us a quote and describe scenes that aren't in the trailer? The Superherohype review looks good. Why can't people give a movie a freakin' chance?!!

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 2:14 a.m. CST

    THIS YEARS LITTLE (PLANT) NEEDS SUNSHINE

    by Bulldoggie

    my first "plant" comment in 8 years. I'm just saying . . .

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 2:22 a.m. CST

    shoulda been closer to Leaving Las Vegas

    by Bulldoggie

    In tone, now that woulda been good. Whateves, I'll see it sooner or later and bitch about it twenty seconds after.

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 2:24 a.m. CST

    This CANNOT POSSIBLY be good

    by IndustryKiller!

    Give me a break. Its Mark Steven Johnson, which lest we forget directed the god awful Daredevil. Actually to be honest while the movie sucks I have a certain sentimentality for it cause it coincided with a good time in my life. You know how that goes. But that aside this looks like a train wreck. I guess I really have no more to say than that.

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 2:32 a.m. CST

    gr

    by El Borak

    will rule... i hope. i'll still see it anyway.

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 2:54 a.m. CST

    Just got Off the Phone with the Botanical Store..

    by Im rich bitch

    They want their plant back.. This movie is gonna blow fellas. Leave it alone, all of this money coulda helped somebody, I hate you Hollywood!

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 3:01 a.m. CST

    oh yeah, PLANT

    by nopix

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 3:11 a.m. CST

    that was the cheesiest review i have ever read!!!

    by thegoldencalf

    how much CO2 did this guy have to convert into O2 to write this review?!?!?!?!

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 3:24 a.m. CST

    VENUS FLYTRAP'S GOTTA EAT!

    by BannedOnTheRun

    I'm not a biker, but I know the Devil would know enough to say, "Nice chopper," not "Nice motorcycle." And dare I admit: I actually liked Daredevil? I'd edit out the cheese (like the playground), but the bar and rooftop fights were pretty tight action, I thought. Anyone? Bueller?

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 4:09 a.m. CST

    Its so good that

    by Chiziola79

    Sony has delayed it for a year for the coveted March Release ;-) and then they said it was to work on the effects, from what I have seen the effects are about as good as the crappy animations harry puts on this site. P.s hope the plant gets aids from a wild horse

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 4:32 a.m. CST

    Jesus Fucking Christ

    by DirkD13"

    I am psyched to see this movie. Nic Cage is a great actor and makes kick-ass action films. MSJ is underrated, DD:DC was a great movie so give this guy a fucking break. There's a review over at Superherohype.com if any of you miserable gits wants to check it out. Although as it's positive it must be a plant right? And this movie is being screened for critics next week. It might not be the Citizen Cane of comic book movies, but it sure as shit won't be an abomination. It seems like so many of you want this to fail. Lighten up a bit people, this movie is probably going to be quite good.

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 4:56 a.m. CST

    Absolute Bullshit positive Review

    by LargoJr

    When someone goes out of their way to point out 'nods' to other subjects out of the movie context... I hear someone saying "Oh look.. weren't we clever?" This review is utter horseshit. Besides... Cage coundn't act his way out of a wet paper bag with a brand new Ginzu Steak Knife. He only has two speeds: 'Flailing Hands' & 'Nasal'. Why do people make excuses for him? Probably the same reason why folks try to find positive points to excuse the excessive retching caused by OTHER shit movies like Fantastic 4 "Oh look! Dooms Armor actually looks like armor in FF2, and NOT burn-victim apliques.. that SURE IS SNAZY!" Get over it guys.. you are NOT going to gen 'buzz' or positive spin for shit movies no matter how many exclamation points you put after the article title.

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 5:25 a.m. CST

    GHOST RIDER...MOTERCYCLE...HEEEEEROOOO

    by DOGSOUP

    BABY BABY BABY HE'S LOOKIN SO CUTE! RIDIN AROUND IN HIS BLUE JUMP SUIT

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 5:29 a.m. CST

    This is not the only good review!

    by DerLanghaarige

    That means: Lots of plants everywhere OR it's really good!

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 6:42 a.m. CST

    these plant are all the same plant

    by pipergates

    its the same guy,he's got the studio people convinced he can write like one of the geeks,and he changes his name but never his style.he's oh so hip and has such cute little spelling mistakes,doesnt he?

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 6:35 a.m. CST

    Disembodied flaming spirits don't gotta eat.

    by JackPumpkinhead

    Oh, okay. But though I still don't know who the hell "Ghost Rider" is (is he a comic or cartoon character?), this may be good, considering how fun Daredevil was. Much better than Spiderman, for instance. It got much hate, as I understand, apparently because someone dared cast a black guy as a white guy or something of the sort, but I couldn't care less about that.

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 7:48 a.m. CST

    All me to get this out of my system first...

    by NubtheSquirrel

    PLANT! PLANT! FUCKIN' PLANTIEST PLANT THAT EVER FUCKIN' PLANTED HIS ASS IN A SEAT AND PLANTED HIS WAY THROUGH A MOVIE!!!....ahem...I have heard some really good things about this movie. Now, while Nic Cage is definitely my first choice for Johnny Blaze, I certainly would not skip this flick since Ghost Rider is one of my favorite characters and at least they got the flaming skull right...

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 8:24 a.m. CST

    I may be alone on this...

    by Zorak5

    But somehow I get the feeling this guy may be a plant. I don't know what it is. Just a premonition. Oh, who am I kidding. This guy a plant? That's just crazy.

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 8:25 a.m. CST

    For a Movie with Bullshit written All Over It..

    by Im rich bitch

    I really hope who ever greenlights this mindless waste of money gets better recollection of the loss this bomb will suffer. Cage is a creepy fella I never liked him and now even thinking about him in biker pants makes me wanna tell everybody to boycott this poor excuse of cinema.

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 8:45 a.m. CST

    Ghost Rider's intent: hip, biker-cred casting!

    by CreasyBear

    The original cool rider, Peter Fonda! Gruff and respected Sam Elliot! All the fun of Spider-Man! (down to the goofy, man-on-the-street montage of the populace reacting to a new, mysterious hero) Great fun! // Ghost Rider's reality: Daredevil with a toupee`d Nic Cage.

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 8:57 a.m. CST

    I'm going, I don't care what anybody says

    by Johnny Storm

    I think it looks like a hoot.

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 9:07 a.m. CST

    F@g Review!

    by Baralatar

    Plant or not, what the Hell kind of man reviews this movie without expressing eternal awe and gratitude for Eva Mendez and her magnificent boobies! Nuff said.

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 9:16 a.m. CST

    this is hilarious

    by rdsxfan8

    anyone who knows anything about nic cage should just avoid this thing right away. he does a decent job in drams ( leavign las vegas, matchstick me) but action films. hes just got too much of a cheese factor to him. and ive been reading this site for some time now. i think the whole PLANT thing is hilarious. of course studios are gonna try and plant reviews on a sight like this. especially since they arent allowing any critic screenings of this and they know that no matter what people say on here there is still that audience of people who will go see just about anything. Im not even sure i would rent this movie when it comes out. granted im not a comic book kinda guy but still NIC CAGE= CRAP. there i said it. and this director hasnt really given me any reason to see his new film. I mean come one DAREDEVIL. BEN AFFLECK... ben affleck and nic cage do abotu as good a job in aciton films as jim carey would if he ever did one. ya just know it would bad...

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 9:12 a.m. CST

    More action than Superman and Batman combined

    by MrJJonz

    That's not hard. There is when I'm doing the crossword . . .and I sit very still when doing the crossword

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 9:24 a.m. CST

    acually carrey was one of the good things in batman

    by pipergates

    one of his best roles as the riddler.but yeah i can just imagine him trying to act tough and cool................ nooot.

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 9:27 a.m. CST

    obviously NOT patton oswalt

    by cockrockinbeatz

    Because this plant used the word "dodgy". And no Americans say that.

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 9:44 a.m. CST

    i will see this mostly for Fonda & Elliot.

    by future help

    now if only Dennis Hopper & the Dude were it too.

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 9:48 a.m. CST

    and while Cage was cool in Raising AZ and Wild at Heart

    by future help

    (that was just sooooo long ago. But him as Ghost Rider...! what an old headache to me.) OY!

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 9:49 a.m. CST

    definately a plant

    by misnomer

    and I don't say that often. I think GR will be okay. The directors hearts in the right place, but I don't think hes the visionary that was needed to bring such a comic-book to the screen. Its one of these comics that just wont really translate to the screen...without the rich backstory, youve got a fairly run of the mill sc-ifi/western type story. Kinda like how if the preacher was made into a 2hr movie.

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 10:02 a.m. CST

    wank off massive massive with drum n bass

    by Chaos Bringer

    i am in the movie theatre on feb.16th.

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 11:03 a.m. CST

    This movie should be called 'Nicholas Cage'...

    by spaceworlder

    ... instead of Ghost Rider, because Nicholas Cage appears to be playing himself. That's why it isn't a good idea to cast "stars" in these kinds of roles. I'll take Batman Begins or Superman Returns over this crap any day.

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 11 a.m. CST

    PLANT GOTTA EAT

    by Finchmeister

    Say no more.

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 11:27 a.m. CST

    sooo bad

    by jeremykeijo

    this movie is even worse than the trailer - everything about it is a cliche. there's a scene where, i kid you not, ghostrider drives past a motorcycle cop and - get this - he's going so fast that the cop's bike EXPLODES, sending him flying backwards through the air. yes. and there is stuff like that throughout, stuff that somebody, somewhere, somehow thought would be cool but it just isn't. every line of dialogue, every shot, every ounce of this film is so over the top and cheesy, it's unbelievable. the ONLY thing this film has going for it is that Eva Mendes is pretty much busting out of her shirt in ever scene she's in. srlsly.

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 12:13 p.m. CST

    Movies with lots of good reviews does not mean its good

    by AllPowerfulWizardOfOz

    Peter Jackson's "King Kong" got A +s all around and well did that do? How many people really loved that movie? Not many. Another one that was a critic fav was that turd of a movie Cabin Fever. Remember how Harry got his panties in a bunch over it as if Eli Roth was the god of horror? That movie was worse then a cleveland steamer. So what that Ghost Rider has lots of good reviews, it still looks like shit and has Nic Cage who is one of the most overrated actors of our time. It looks and sounds too Hollywood.

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 12:24 p.m. CST

    "down a river, and up a skyscraper (!)"

    by triplefive

    what's with the exlamation point? we've all seen the skyscraper bit. it's featured in every single commercial and trailer for this MSJ opus.

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 12:24 p.m. CST

    I loved Daredevil when it came out.

    by El Scorcho

    Unfortunately, I was 16 at the time. Upon revisiting it last year, it's pretty shitty. Still, I will be seeing this, if only to laugh. Wicker Man was fucking HYSTERICAL.

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 1:02 p.m. CST

    I have a strict policy of never paying for a movie...

    by rbatty024

    that the studios don't think is good enough to screen for critics. That being said, this February 16th I'm downloading this sucka.

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 1:07 p.m. CST

    rbatty024

    by rdsxfan8

    yeah I hear ya on the dl'ing it , but stil not sure if I can justify waisitn some bandwidth on it. when i think of actions movies and nic cage I think gone in 60 secs. and the original with mcqueen was good but cage took that movie and put his trademark CRAP stamp all over it.

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 1:56 p.m. CST

    In Fat Gotta Eat

    by Necromunda

    Man, you guys are getting slow. By the way my garden needs weeding.

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 2:23 p.m. CST

    I guarantee this script is terrible.

    by superninja

    You can just tell from this review it's pretty lame. But if Cage and everyone else are enjoying themselves, maybe they elevate it to camp entertainment? My prediction is that it will be better than Daredevil.

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 3:01 p.m. CST

    "The Best Movie Experience Of My Life"

    by raiden23

    next to "Turkish Star Wars".

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 3:49 p.m. CST

    Looking at the poster where GR is carrying

    by superninja

    Roxanne, it really makes me wish this movie had been set in the late 60s/70s and shot like an early 70s horror film. All comic book movies should have a heavy reference to the time in which they were created. It just works best with the character themes. Just watched the trailer again, and while the effects are good, it just looks so glossy and overall design that particular look of Daredevil which appears somewhat lifeless.

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 3:41 p.m. CST

    "His face was a skull.."

    by UMAGA

    I can't believe that girl is the focus of every single TV spot. Maybe some of the worst i've ever seen.

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 4:18 p.m. CST

    A film only a plant could love.

    by where_are_quints_hobbit_set_reports

    Although whatever that is covering Nic Cage's bald skull in this cinematic turd looks more like a slime mold.

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 4:22 p.m. CST

    Anonymous Reviews Rock Hard

    by hatespeech

    Nothing like a faceless, nameless authority to plant reviews. Go Propaganda 2007!

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 4:15 p.m. CST

    I hate to change the subject...

    by 'Cholera's Ghost

    But any word on that 2nd part of the Cameron Interview? Am I missing it?

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 4:34 p.m. CST

    Nic Cage's toupee needs its own talkback

    by where_are_quints_hobbit_set_reports

    seriously, I have hated Cage for eons, but his hairpiece in this crapola is so over-the-top. Somebody compared this to Elektra... me, I'm thinking more along the lines of Catwoman.

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 4:35 p.m. CST

    Still..

    by Jellylover

    Gonna dish the $7.00 to go see it. It's frickin' Nic Cage as GR. It can't suck as much as Superman Returns. Oh, I think this guy's a plant.

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 4:40 p.m. CST

    I know this movie is gonna suck...

    by rbatty024

    but I'm a fan of comic book films. Anything from Ghostworld and Road to Perdition all the way to Spiderman 2 and Batman Begins, I think comics are the perfect medium to be adapted into film. The only way I made it through Fantastic Four and Elektra was because I downloaded them and this film will be no different. I also enjoy the feeling of getting away with screwing over the studios. I rarely download movies (about four or five in my entire lifetime), but if the studio doesn't have the confidence to release the movie to critics, then I don't think they deserve my money.

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 4:41 p.m. CST

    Riding a motorcycle up a skyscraper. Like ULTRAVIOLET?

    by where_are_quints_hobbit_set_reports

    That's some good company to be in...

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 4:43 p.m. CST

    Oh, and Superninja...

    by rbatty024

    a period superhero film would be great, but I doubt the studios are willing to alienate the general audience by setting it in a different time (too many questions about why the characters don't just use their cell phone and why do the cars look so weird). Especially since The Phantom and The Shadow weren't exactly box office hits. The closest we're gonna get is the inevitable opening sequence in the Captain America movie.

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 5:03 p.m. CST

    another superhero ruined by nic cage

    by rdsxfan8

    good thing he didnt end up playing the part of superman either. seriously what does hollywood see in this guy? again and i know its been pointed out a million times but action films arent this guys niche. he should just go back to the dramas and leave the action to the real stars. im not sure who else could've played GR but SOMEONE had to be available that would have at least brought a lil more excitement to the role. and I havent even seen this film and everything i say is based off of what lil footage I have seen in the trailers and an utter distaste for nic cage in anything remotely action related.....

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 6:22 p.m. CST

    TB'ers and the witchhunt

    by RhesusmonkeyDave

    Seriously? Plant? These talkbacks sound like something out of a 3rd grade witchhunt. Here are some of my favorite excepts: " Feb 10th, 2007 12:29:29 AM I sent a scathing review of this film, cause its soo soo terrible and it never got posted interesting" learn to use punctuation and maybe people will read what you write... I'm not a biker, but I know the Devil would know enough to say, "Nice chopper," not "Nice motorcycle." Beware of nerds explaining street cred. "everything about it is a cliche. there's a scene where, i kid you not, ghostrider drives past a motorcycle cop and - get this - he's going so fast that the cop's bike EXPLODES" Oh lordie yes, the old motorcycle cop exploding gag, there's one for the ages... And who the hell talks about exploding bike cops like it's a bad thing??? It's a goddamn movie about a flaming superhero demon, and you guys attack this review like he's trying to be an authority on high art? At most it's 10 bucks to watch shit burn for 2 hours, quit pretending your cynicism adds some sort of validity to the conversation. It's a movie, he liked it, get over it.

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 6:43 p.m. CST

    Rhesusmonkey Dave, it's not a movie

    by where_are_quints_hobbit_set_reports

    it's a dribble of, stringy, lumpy, mucous-veined feces. Good for PLANTS like you to grow in.

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 6:44 p.m. CST

    You geeks bitch too much..

    by afdoyle

    Nic Cage was awesome in Face/Off!

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 7:55 p.m. CST

    ghost rider, motorcycle HEROOOOO

    by captainCAPSLOCK

    Henry Rollins, you were ahead of the times! don't forget to burn! with FIYA FIYA FIYA FIYAAAAA!!!!

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 8:32 p.m. CST

    I love Ghost Rider...

    by blackwood

    ...but I HATE Nic Cage.

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 10:16 p.m. CST

    Nice Work RhesusmonkeyDave

    by NHRonin

    Nothing funnier than a bunch of nerds trying to be tough guys. I wish I had a dollar for every post that called a movie crap before it was ever released. Remember every fanboy saying Raimi had ruined Spiderman with the organic webbing and the movie was crap? Yeah, some experts here, huh?

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 10:20 p.m. CST

    Motorcycle Cop Clip

    by NHRonin

    Can be found here: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/ghost_rider/trailers_player.php?IGNMediaID=1900225&playerType=playlist

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 10:45 p.m. CST

    NHRonin, never seen you around before.

    by where_are_quints_hobbit_set_reports

    Just registered to support Ghost Rider, hmm? And you probably do get a dollar for every post you make claiming that "ghost rider," this deformed & stillborn filmic bluebaby from hollywood's rotten womb, will be anything but putrescent, flaking compost.

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 11:29 p.m. CST

    GHOST RIDER GOTTA SHIT!

    by Judge Dredds Dirty Undies

    FLAMING SKULL AND ALL.

  • Feb. 11, 2007, midnight CST

    It's so tired the way people act like Spider-Man

    by superninja

    is some awesome cinematic work. The only reason Spider-Man didn't suck is because it stuck fairly close to the source material and Raimi has a light touch. It would've been nice if they did the webs unorganic, because that's how it is in the comics where he occassionally runs out putting him in greater danger, and having them organic adds absolutely nothing to the character (in fact, in 2 it was used for a cheap impotency joke). The fact is, Raimi's Spider-Man is not funny (major strike in my book as that is one of the main calling cards of the character) - it's emoed all to heck, a WB version, and could've been much better. It's a formula movie.

  • Feb. 11, 2007, 12:04 a.m. CST

    It still looks better than Daredevil.

    by superninja

    This has a good cast - all of the male actors are real scene chewers. Here's hoping the camp setting is on "high".

  • Feb. 11, 2007, 12:45 a.m. CST

    i'm a gr fan..

    by El Borak

    so i'm biased, but i think we need some aicn writer reviews on this one. please harry or somebody see this flick and give us your "educated" (HA HA!) opinion. thanks.

  • Feb. 11, 2007, 1:16 a.m. CST

    I've never cried "plant" before in my life...

    by DarthCorleone

    ...but, yeah, this review takes the cake. I especially like that he highlights how clever it is for Peter Fonda to compliment the bike. Yeah, we've already seen that moment in the trailer about a dozen times.

  • Feb. 11, 2007, 6:31 a.m. CST

    Not one sentence of that review feels genuine

    by Doc_McCoy

    What a fucking plant.

  • Feb. 11, 2007, 6:32 a.m. CST

    Not one sentence of that review feels genuine

    by Doc_McCoy

    What a fucking plant.

  • Feb. 11, 2007, 4:10 p.m. CST

    Cynical is cool.

    by pdennett316

    If you like any movie that has a pre-existing geek factor involved - be it comic, toy, book etc - then liking it is tantamount to shitting on the memory of the aforementioned original form. He may not be a plant, he may just be someone who doesn't happen to ejaculate once a night after re-reading issue 12 of Ghost Rider, the one where it gets really dark, deep and meaningful, man!!! Face it talkback sheep, 99% of you will see this film despite your incessant bitching, showing you up for the cowardly hypocritical little band-wagon jumpers you are. As for this film? Looks OK, will rent on DVD. Oh yeah, DAMN YOU MICHAEL BAY and all the other bullshit which appears on here in place of reasonable comment.

  • Feb. 11, 2007, 5:30 p.m. CST

    Any D.D. lovers out there?

    by kilik777

    Daredevil directors cut made the movie a whole lot better. Yes there were some cheesy moments but overall it was action packed and paced perfectly. Any know about Joe and Surfing with the Alien? http://tinyurl.com/pv8do

  • Feb. 11, 2007, 6:36 p.m. CST

    Kilik777

    by BannedOnTheRun

    My therapist says I should go ahead and admit that I liked Daredevil, I suppose in spite of Ben Affleck. The costume was pretty solid, action was done well, and the director's cut added some nice detective work. I'd rank it up/down there with Batman '89, with the added bonus of Bullseye not dancing to Prince.

  • Feb. 11, 2007, 8:40 p.m. CST

    Daddylonghead

    by NHRonin

    I've been here for a long time and post on occassion. That said, I have better things to do with my life than sit and post on a message board all day. Some of us do have lives! FYI, I'm not defending this movie because I haven't seen it like ALL of you. I'm not going to criticize blindly a movie I haven't seen however.

  • Feb. 11, 2007, 8:41 p.m. CST

    Daredevil Sucked...

    by NHRonin

    Because of the casting, plain and simple. Affleck has zero emotional range and Garner looks about as Greek as Michael Jackson. Everything else was actually pretty solid.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 12:01 a.m. CST

    Rhesusmonkeydave=Vegetarian

    by TORTURE PWN

    ...that is all.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 12:04 a.m. CST

    NHRonin=Vegetarian Cannibal

    by TORTURE PWN

    ...I guess I had one more.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 8:14 a.m. CST

    You people are stupid motherfuckers...

    by Winkleboy

    If there's a positive review in any fuckin way he/she is branded a PLANT. I personally think this looks like a great friday night at the flicks, and am very much looking forward to it -as i loved the hell outta the DD directors cut. FUCK YOU HATERS.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 11:28 a.m. CST

    Winkleboy=Bulimic Vegetarian Shiza

    by TORTURE PWN

    Really,junior,you should be so upset that you weren't born with the natural ability to smell bullshit from a mile away.I'm sure you have talents of your own.You're SPECIAL!

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 1:12 p.m. CST

    LAST!

    by TORTURE PWN

    HA!

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 2:52 p.m. CST

    nope

    by El Borak

    gr rules

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 10:19 a.m. CST

    ............................................and...LAST!

    by TORTURE PWN

    Again.Fuck Ghost Rider(the movie,that is).