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The above link is for the two-disc
extended cut of the film on Blu-Ray. Excellent!
(2007): I really enjoyed this movie. It was fairly
faithful to the comic books; not that that always matters. But I
do like it that it followed the basic character concept of Ghost
Rider. This is a cool character. And for a real surprise,
Nicolas Cage was actually GREAT as Ghost Rider. I'm not a huge
fan of Cage's work. To be truthful, there aren't many of his
movies that I like. But, amazingly, this suits him. Cage
actually has claimed to be an avid comic book reader, and considers
superheroes to be the Greek mythology of our time. I know he's
right, so maybe it was that passion that made him such a cool actor for
Eva Mendes as Johnny Blaze's (Ghost Rider)
girlfriend Roxanne Simpson was a nice touch. She's funny and not
an unnecessary pain in the a** like some women in superhero shows can
be. Peter Fonda as Mephisto, the Devil, is way cool. This
is one of Peter's best roles, easily. He's perfect at playing the
brooding, evil types.
Blackheart, son of Mephisto and enemy to both
Mephisto and Ghost Rider, is irritating. Wes Bentley does a great
job playing this character, but I'm glad the character gets
killed. You just WANT to see him "get dead". He's not a
Last, but not least, is Sam Elliott as Caretaker, who we find out was
the Ghost Rider BEFORE Johnny Blaze, back in cowboy days. The
cowboy Ghost Rider is really cool, and the fiery horse is a neat effect.
It's a simple story, which allows for a really great
showing of wild, unpredictable special effects. The action scenes
are very no-holds barred. I would think that this movie is a
dream come true for anyone interested in the Ghost Rider character.