The first Ghost Rider has a bit value of relic today, since it’s more or less one of the last films of super-heroes prior to the MCU. A shame for him when you think about it.
After that, we’re not going to lie, even if we love Nicolas Cage, should not be messing around no more, Ghost Rider is far from being a good film. There are many cool stuff in it, but overall, it’s still quite snoring. And we’re not talking about its sequel, Ghost Rider 2 : Spirit of vengeance, just to stay polished.
But it is true that one still has the impression of having attended two sacred missed appointments. While it is the question of the future of the character in the movie currently, our Nicolas Cage favorite comes when even to give his opinion on these films at the microphone of Yahoo ! Entertainment. According to him, they could have been huge hits if the studio had had a bit of guts to make movies for adults :
“If Ghost Rider had been a film classified R, the way in which they have had the guts to do Deadpool two times in a row, I am convinced that this would have been a huge success. Even in saying this, I still find, however, that the movies have worked. The people don’t look at the auxiliary, such as exploitation in video or VOD. When you look at the second Ghost Rider, which had a budget of 50 million dollars, you understand that he was paid 250 million to the total and you then start to understand the genius of this suite.”
Ok, this is class
It will clearly not so far as to call The spirit of vengeance of genius, certainly, but we need to admit that the results are impressive. But to get back to this concern with classification, Cage recalls that, from the outset, said that’it was necessary that it be a film classified R :
“The problem is that it is very difficult to attract to the cinema for a family with children. It is for this reason that they have made a movie PG-13. Especially when it comes to a super-hero which, by the way, has sold his soul to Satan. This is not the concept the more commercial but this is probably the most interesting and the most causing. I think if you look at movies today, you will see that they have rather well-aged.”
Uh yeah, Nico, we love you of course, but we will not go so far…
Yeah, ok, we are going to review… You’ve won…