Very campy, but shamelessly fun
Ghost Rider is undeniably the campiest superhero movie yet, but it has its fare share of pulpy thrills. The special effects are admittedly rather dumb, especially Ghost Rider's skull, which looks as though it was animated for laughs rather than scares. But a very good thing about this movie was the casting. Nic Cage plays along with the silliness very nicely, and Peter Fonda is excellent as the sinister devil. Wes Bentley was also very effective as Blackheart, with all his gothic-style makeup. Eva Mendes is perky enough for the love interest role, and Sam Elliot was nice as the stereotypical cowboy-type guy. And there were a few cool action sequences, stunts, and pyrotechnics here and there. So, while certainly not an innovative and emotional superhero drama, it provides some silly, fun, entertaining entertainment.
This title contains:
Positive role models
Violence & scariness
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking