When the kids told me they wanted to see the new Ghost Rider movie yesterday, I was less than excited. As much as I love motorcycles, skulls and all things on fire, I never really got into the comic. It's not like I didn't like the character, I was just very "meh" about him. When the first movie came out, I didn't even see it until like, two years later, and once again, I was very "meh" about it. I didn't hate it, but I didn't like it, either.
However, since my kids are such big fans, I just couldn't say no to taking them to see it. First of all, I really liked the new look of the character - I like how he isn't quite as flashy and fancy as he was in the first film, and I love the bubbling, burning leather effect. I also thought the second film was creepier overall. Nick Cage was over the top as usual, but he kinda grew on me this time around. I really enjoyed the performance of Johnny Whitworth as Ray Carrigan/Blackout, and Idris Elba as Moreau. I didn't have the option of seeing it in 3-D in my small town theatre, but I don't think I would have liked it quite enough to shell out 15 bones for the privilege, either. Overall, I give it 2.75 out of 5.