First Reviews For GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE Hit
The embargo has stopped and now we have the first two reviews for Neveldine/Taylor's Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance. Are they positive or negative? Find out for yourself after the jump.
The websites Little White Lies and Financial Times have the first reviews of Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, and they're not very good. The first review is far more detailed than the second and more harsh. Read the full review from Litte White Lies HERE and the full review from Financial Times HERE. Here are excerpts from both reviews:
Little White Lies:
It’s sad to report that Spirit of Vengeance has little of the boisterous Xbox vitality of their Crank-ed up finest, but plenty in common with the slack narrative, confounding characters, bromidic dialogue, shaky SFX and palpable ambition-to-budget shortfall of the Jimmy Hayward-directed atrocity, Hex.
The lack of conviction brought to the story echoes throughout the entire production, with dumb character reveals, disjointed scenes, drab locations and stranded pauses in the middle of action sequences. The occasional flash of directorial bravado, such as Cage burning headlong toward camera whilst being rocked by a dose of the Jacob’s Ladder face-shakes, or a minimalist Saul Bass-y dream sequence, exists in empty space that one would be tempted to describe as airless if it weren’t so very, very loud.
You'll no doubt hear it said elsewhere, but, by comparison, this really does make the first Ghost Rider seem like stone-baked gold.
It’s all a bit ITV drama premiere. (One keeps expecting Trevor Eve to appear in a bomber jacket.)
Ghost Rider ... cannot claim to say much about human nature, but who could not love this actor?
The cast includes Nicolas Cage, Idris Elba, Christopher Lambert, Johnny Whitworth, Violante Placido and Ciarán Hinds. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance will be hitting theatres tomorrow!
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