Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Begins Filming
Columbia Pictures has officially announced the release date for the upcoming Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance film, starring Nicolas Cage returning as Johnny Blaze. The film will be released on February 17th, in 2012. Luckily, the film will also be in 3D. That's right, 2D is for chumps.
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance has already started filming in Romania, but sadly, the love interest from the first film, Eva Mendes, will not be returning for this sequel. Considering this film takes place eight years after the first one. Who will Johnny Blaze eat jelly beans with? Who?
== TEASER ==
If you've seen the first film, then you're probably not expecting too much from this sequel. So, bringing in the Crank directors and the writers of FlashForward could raise the bar for this film, especially when the script is based off of one originally written by David Goyer (Batman Begins, Dark Knight). Most people aren't expecting too much of this film. Hopefully we'll get something cool. But what cool things can a person do with a sequel to Ghost Rider? Is Nicolas Cage really right for the part? Sure, he was funny in the first film (unintentionally), but he wasn't great by any means. In my opinion, this character needs a reboot and it would work a little better with a "R rating." Sure, the production company would be losing money, but wouldn't this film work a little better as more of a horror/action film?
And while we're at it, 3D? Why? It's a gimmick, and a gimmick that misses the mark 90% of the time. How many times do you think we're going to see Ghost Rider's chain fly at the audience? I'm guessing four. I know a lot of people like 3D films, I'm not one of them, but I feel that when you focus on that, you lose site of something else, whether it be story, character, or even visual effects. Well, we'll all find out soon enough as Ghost Rider opens up in February, 2012.
No More 3-D movies!!!! I get lost into the same repeating special effects rather than focus on the plot of the story.
I still think that a better actor could have been cast rather than Cage. He just doesn't embody Johhny Blaze. Cage's character portrayal seems too laid-back and dopey to me.
"Sure, the production company would be losing money, but wouldn't this film work a little better as more of a horror/action film?"
It WOULD. But unfortunately the movie industry isn't looking for the approval of fanboys as much as it is looking to make money.
" "Sure, the production company would be losing money, but wouldn't this film work a little better as more of a horror/action film?" It WOULD. But unfortunately the movie industry isn't looking for the approval of fanboys as much as it is looking to make money. "my fanboy heart is crushed....
What's up with Hollywood these days? Always 3D. Geez. We don't need 3D ok. 3D only comes in animated movies like Avatar, which is fine. But seriously in live-action?
I thought this movie will be a reboot and now it's a sequel? WTH? I think there should be a different actor who is right to play Johnny Blaze. Cage sucked as this character.
If they film it in 3D it could work. (There are only a very small number of 3D films actually filmed in 3D rather than 3D effects being added afterwards. (Avatar being the example of how 3D can look very nice(even though the film itself was sub-par (I thought)))). Not bothered if it's in 3D or not so long as the price of watching it isn't £10 ($15) like it is at the moment. I am boycotting 3D until the cost of watching it is more reasonable and I would like to see this as I'm sure it will be entertaining (even if it might be rubbish).
I swear to god this better be better because ghost rider deserves so much bad assery you know. don't let me down Nick, dark and gritty like where watching a true biker from hell not a Halloween spoof. This kinda should of been rated R first of all but I liked spawn a lot and it was PG 13 so this still has hope plus the first one was successful surprisingly.
The first one totally did suck... lets not get in to it... We need an R rating and we need a more action first, broody kind of character as Blaze is often depicted not odd ball slcaker... I mean seriously it was like Seth Rogen was playing Johnny Blaze in the last movie! Give me some cool fight scenes that last longer than a minute and a half, give me a bad ass character and give me whiskey instead of freeking jelly beans and we'll be on the right track at least.
Totally not fussed about the 3D either... Have it, don't have it I don't care
Why so many 3D haters? Of course it's a gimmick at the moment, because it's new. Once it's an established film-making technique, no one will even be thinking about it, and then in the future we'll all be sitting there at the old-people's home telling our grandkids, "Back in my day, films were only in 2D", to which they'll respond with awe and disbelief!
Okay, a Ghost Rider movie NEEDS to be rated R. Same goes for Wolverine. If you want to pander to the kids in the afternoon audience, make a freaking cartoon.
Did you know that, back when The Sopranos was first being developed, they actually considered running it on TBS? Can you even imagine how horrible that would have been? That's how I feel when I see gritty comic characters getting "cleaned up" to make them more family friendly.
I realize that it all comes down to the bottom line in Hollywood, but surely there's somebody who recognizes the value of making a movie that the true fans will love, as opposed to one that a "broader" audience will merely be ambivalent about.
from the people i've talked to around here, quite a few of us, myself included can't physically watch
3-d movies. its kind of unfair. it would be like if public places got rid of their wheelchair accessible
ramps because they thought it made the building look better.
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