Fuck yes I quoted Boston in the header. Because that’s what Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance is starting to look like: something incredibly amusing, potentially enjoyable, but not necessarily good, you feel me? Also, I’ve been drinking.
Here’s the new, full trailer for the film, directed by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, the insane geniuses behind the Crank franchise. This one shows much more plot detail, and I’ve been cautiously optimistic about the film — though still very nervous, because the original Ghost Rider was so brutally awful it made me want to kill your family. I’ve actually always been a fan of the comic book character, so seeing Mark Steven Johnson turn him into that whining little candyass was pretty rough.
So Neveldine and Taylor might just be the right kind of crazy for this. The film recently screened at the AICN BNAT festival in Austin, and the reaction was mixed. But I’m still interested — the stunts are supposedly insane, the Ghost Rider effects are far superior, it’s much more intense (apparently it just missed an R rating), and there’s plenty of shit to burn. Plus, Ciaran Hinds, Idris Elba and Johnny Whitworth. Plus, the villain, Blackout (Whitworth) can’t possibly be worse than Wes Bentley’s horrendous emo-Blackheart. These are all good things.
The trailer looks fun. Big, loud, dumb, demon-possessed fun.