Monday, February 19, 2007

Ghost Riders in my Eye

Ghost Rider is fantastic. I'm not just talking about the comic book hero or the one appearing in the Marvel Ultimate Alliance game. No, I mean the movie that just came out and from which I have just returned from a viewing. Nicholas Cage does a pretty mean Johnny Blaze and the effects are top notch. Moreover, it's a fun movie that doesn't get bogged down too much in the meaning of it all, rarely taking itself seriously which results in a rollercoaster ride of exhilaration.

The movie, while using mostly the Johnny Blaze incarnation of Flamehead, actually combines quite well the JB and Danny Ketch versions. Indeed, the overall look of GR is based on the 90s iteration, down to the use of chains and the penance stare. Heck, even the moniker of Spirit of Vengeance is used, along with the idea of a Caretaker to teach GR. That said, it's about 2 hours of entertainment that really can't be beat on a winter afternoon, so go check it out.

Also, Eva Mendes is hot.

Now I have to pick up the game, since I hear that is a hoot as well.

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