GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE Screens At "Butt-Numb-A-Thon"; First Impressions Not Good

GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE Screens At "Butt-Numb-A-Thon"; First Impressions Not Good

Those lucky enough to be in attendance of Harry Knowles' annual "Butt-Numb-A-Thon" were shown Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance and the reaction has not been good, with everything from the story to 3D effects heavily criticized.

When the directing duo of Neveldine/Taylor were hired to helm Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, the reaction was mixed. After all, they are responsible for the likes of Crank and Gamer. However, the first trailer took everyone by surprise with what looked like a fun and action packed take on the Marvel character a million times better than the awful 2007 version. Sadly, it would appear that we got out hopes up for nothing. Several attendees of the "Butt-Numb-A-Thon" have Tweeted their reaction after seeing the movie and it's clear to see that the overall response is not a good one.

Butt-Numb-A-Thon (also known as BNAT) is an annual film marathon held every December since 1999 in Austin, Texas.It is hosted by Harry Knowles of the Ain't it Cool News website in celebration of his birthday. This mini-festival shows 24 hours of vintage films as well as premieres. The marathon is invite-only via an application process. Competition to get in is fierce, as 10,000 or more applicants attempt to gain one of the approximately 200 seats. This system was put into place to ensure that only die-hard film fans would be in attendance as well as to be fair, as attendance is limited to the seating capacity of the Alamo Drafthouse. [Wikipedia]

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Mago - 12/11/2011, 6:08 AM
Ric - 12/11/2011, 6:13 AM
lol is it so bad???
WolvieCBM - 12/11/2011, 6:16 AM
Haha, Hoffman's reaction is hilarious. Too bad it's not that good. Was hoping this one will deliver. I guess not.
CaptainAmerica - 12/11/2011, 6:21 AM
PaulRom - 12/11/2011, 6:22 AM
It makes the first film look like The Dark Knight? Wow, that bad eh?
I'll wait before I see it to judge, but my expectations have just been cut in half.
heisei24 - 12/11/2011, 6:25 AM
wow, that bad eh?
musicsuperhero1 - 12/11/2011, 6:26 AM
are we really surprised? ...the last tweet literally made me LOL.
NerdyGeek - 12/11/2011, 6:27 AM
Well... I was right :)
WelcomeBackFrank - 12/11/2011, 6:27 AM
Guess it's a Netflix for me. Biggest thing they should've done is got rid of Cage. Second, thing they should've done is kept it dark and serious.

As grif would say, "Bring on the reboot."
MrReese - 12/11/2011, 6:28 AM
WOW that is [frick]ed up LMAO
spiderneil - 12/11/2011, 6:29 AM
oh dear.
ZombieOverEasy - 12/11/2011, 6:29 AM
Welp. I can now go into this with super-low expectations and hopefully get blown away even if it's sub-par.

I don't see how they can make it worse than the first...I'm sure they'll show me though.
spiderneil - 12/11/2011, 6:30 AM
the first ghost rider was DISASTROUS, the sequel can't be worse, it can't be!
Superheromoviefan - 12/11/2011, 6:31 AM
it's hard to believe it will be so bad. I understand not to be a good movie, but gr2 makes gr1 look like tdk? hard to believe the huge gap
NerdyGeek - 12/11/2011, 6:32 AM

thewolfx - 12/11/2011, 6:36 AM
a spikeless ghostrider was just bound to fail
ScottPilgrim - 12/11/2011, 6:38 AM
Quite upset by this,

I found the first entertaining and have since tried to defend it to the best of my abilities.

I was looking forward to a sequel and when I heard the plot I thought crap we're back to square one and the directing team backed up my fears.

Then the trailer came out and I thought YEAH BUDDY, HERE WE GO!
and now this......FML
CHAS65 - 12/11/2011, 6:38 AM
Oh no! Not another comic book flop.
heisei24 - 12/11/2011, 6:38 AM
told them to stick to the source material, but no....
Well, I'll watch it to see how bad it is
PaulRom - 12/11/2011, 6:38 AM
The first film was one of the worst CBMs I've seen, good effects/action but everything else was vomit. The SOV trailer looked leaps and bounds better than the entirety of its predecessor, so I'm surprised to hear that it could be worse (It's impossible to be Batman & Robin or Catwoman bad nowadays).
marvel72 - 12/11/2011, 6:39 AM
i wasn't expecting much from this but it did look better than the first movie.

oh well download it is.
Hawksblueyes - 12/11/2011, 6:40 AM
I wonder sometimes how film makers must feel when they screen a film to an audience only to hear massive amounts of laughter in all the wrong places. I would suppose it would be much the same as having everyone gasp in horror at your new born baby.

While I don't usually place my expectations on reviews of a film, these leave little room for hope. What a shame.
JordanKing - 12/11/2011, 6:42 AM
Just wonderful, yet another superhero film in which the main character gives up being the hero for a short amount of time.

Can't wait..
jazzman - 12/11/2011, 6:43 AM
how anyone surpirse at this its been directed by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor they are awful directors
NerdyGeek - 12/11/2011, 6:43 AM
Dear Neveldine/Taylor

ManofSteel23 - 12/11/2011, 6:44 AM
he looks fat on that bike
NerdyGeek - 12/11/2011, 6:44 AM
I'm done :)
CraptainAmerica - 12/11/2011, 6:44 AM
I hated the first. To be fair it was mainly because I can't stand horseface Cage. But the t raiser looked high octane, a better rep of Ghost Rider and slightly more badass...even if it did have Camel tooth Cage mumbling his way through the dialogue.

I'm not surprised by the reactions but I disappointed. I wanted to be wrong.

I'm gonna go drown my sorrows at Tea's party...sorry, butt-numb-athon
shadow314 - 12/11/2011, 6:52 AM
as soon as the directors said they didn't read abotu the villain in the comic book and just liked his looks, I knew this was doomed

god damnit
NeoBaggins - 12/11/2011, 7:05 AM
NeoBaggins - 12/11/2011, 7:09 AM
A guy once said he was looking forward to this more than Dark Knight. I haven't seent hat man around here as of late.

Supes17 - 12/11/2011, 7:11 AM
Called it
Time to retire, Nic
DiLusso - 12/11/2011, 7:11 AM
Surprise. Didnt they have two directors? Isn't it ment to be "many hands make light work" not "many hands make a shit film ?
continuezero - 12/11/2011, 7:13 AM
YAAAA!!! Back to Marvel you go, in the Avengers Sequel you shall be.
JordanKing - 12/11/2011, 7:13 AM
I believe we've already found the Green Lantern of 2012 :S
marvel72 - 12/11/2011, 7:14 AM
if this fails,it might end up back at marvel.

-the punisher
-ghost rider
webheaded - 12/11/2011, 7:16 AM
Did anybody really care about this film? Like seriously, TASM and TDKR are the only things we need to care about. That's right. I didn't mention Avengers, if I want an overrated action movie about a team of B-List superheroes fighting off an alien army, I'll let you know :p
ManOfKrypton - 12/11/2011, 7:17 AM
Well what did you expect from the directors of Gamer and Crank, they're not exactly solid films... Not to mention they brought back Nic Cage for this... This needed a total reboot from the start with a strong director... I would have liked to seen a John Carpenter Ghost Rider movie.
Spidey91 - 12/11/2011, 7:20 AM
f*ck! I wanted it to be good :/


Captain America,Thor,Iron Man and Hulk are B-list superheroes?
NeoBaggins - 12/11/2011, 7:22 AM
Damn. No one can play Blade like Wesley Snipes.
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