Ghost Rider (2007)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Fantasy, Thriller

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When motorcycle rider Johnny Blaze sells his soul to the Devil to save his father's life, he is transformed into the Ghost Rider, the Devil's own bounty hunter, and is sent to hunt down sinners.


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23 February 2012 | fredericksmith1952
| While not the best adaptation of a comic book (graphic novel if you prefer) to the screen...
I remember watching this film the first time and thinking it was just a lot of special effects without a lot of plot. Then I watched it a second time, and started to realize you have to really pay attention to the details to get the story. While not the best adaptation of a comic book (graphic novel if you prefer) to the screen, the special effects are awesome and the photography is Oscar worthy. Cage is Cage, that stoic actor who seems somehow devoid of emotion in most of his films. Mendez is hot, goes without saying, and equals Cage's level of emotion. Sam Elliot and Peter Fonda are the saving graces of the film, both adding a dimension of emotion lacking in the main characters. The prelude scenes of young Johnny and Roxanne are somewhat necessary, but could have been trimmed down to include more footage of the Ghost Rider and his missions. I haven't seen the newest film, just released at this writing, but hopefully the characters have been "fleshed out" and the plot concentrates more on the present than the past. With Cage being the only holdover for the new movie, perhaps the new directors can up the game a bit. The original film is rated PG-13 for violence and language, but nothing the teens haven't seen in their video games. Collectible? If you are a Marvel fan like I am, probably. As as classic film? No way. But entertaining.

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The movie was originally budgeted at $65 million dollars but soon the production costs went up once Nicholas Cage came on board and demanded a hefty fee to play the lead. He also demanded that the Ghost Rider had to look photo-realistic in post-production which increased the production cost even more. The production then hit $110 million, almost double of was projected.


Caretaker: It's said that the West was built on legends. Tall tales that help us make sense of things too great or too terrifying to believe. This is the legend of the Ghost Rider. Story goes that every generation has one. Some damned soul, cursed to ride the ...


(at around 54 mins) Sam Elliott, The Caretaker, tells Johnny Blaze it would be better if he stayed in the cemetery, because the demons cannot come on hallowed ground. Later (at around 1h 9 mins), Blackheart (the son of the devil) is seen inside a church near the alter, praying in a mock fashion. A church would be blessed/hallowed ground.

Crazy Credits

Part of the closing credits glow red and burn up.

Alternate Versions

The original UK cinema version was pre-edited by the distributors to reduce shots of Johnny's face disintegrating into the Ghost Rider during his initial transformation in order for the film to receive a 12A cinema certificate. The DVD was upgraded to a 15 certificate and is fully uncut.


Stadium Rock City
Written by Mark Maher and Damian Whitty
Performed by
Courtesy of Universal Music Australia Pty. Ltd.


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Action | Fantasy | Thriller

Box Office


$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$45,388,836 18 February 2007

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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