Movie Reviews 101 Midnight Horror – Jake’s Road (2014)

logoDirector: Mike Mayhall

Writer: Mike Mayhall (Screenplay)

Starring: Eric Roberts, Garrett Hines, Leticia Jimenez, Patrick Flanagan, Tim Bell, Mike Mayhall, Ashton Leigh, Miles Doleac, Taryn Terrell

Plot: Jake’s Road, a full length suspense thriller that descends into horror. A young man awakens in a hospital bruised and beaten. He struggles to piece together the events flooding through his mind. As flashes of a relaxing weekend with friends slowly emerge, so does the horrific image of a killer – creeping ever closer. Somewhere within the madness is the key to the killer’s identity, but once discovered it may be more horrific than the murders themselves. Set in rural southern Louisiana ‘Jake’s Road’ is a tale of family and how one moment can rip you apart or bind you forever together. With enough twists and turns to keep you guessing until the very end as we discover what drives a man to kill all he loves and fight for all he has.

There may be spoilers the rest of the review

Verdict: Recycled Slasher Film

Story: Jake’s Road starts with an injured young man Patrick (Flanagan) trying to remember what happened where he got picked up at Jake’s Road. Flashback to what is happened as he remembers his time in the cabin with his friends where Sam (Hines) was hurt. We move back to the cabin once more where we re-live the reunion between friends Sam, Kay (Jimenez), Mike (Bell), George (Mayhall), Joanie (Leigh), Heath (Doleac), Silvia (Terrell) and Chris along with Chris’ parents Martha (Samuelson) and Keith (Roberts).

Things take a turn when brothers Sam and Mike decide to sell the cabin that is filled with memories of their parents much to Keith’s disgust as he and his family have lived on the land for generations. When one of the friends get brutal murdered the rest find themselves being stalked by a killer in the woods.

Jake’s Road brings us a modern take on the slasher genre one more time. I liked how the characters got introduced even if they come off very generic in the supporting side of things. I liked how the story made the attack happen all in one day with great created isolation. Now with all this positives I have to look at the negatives. The opening sequences, does make sense but also gives too much away and the final twists is difficult to believe from what we have seen through the film but I am glad they didn’t go for the obvious. While this will make the general slasher fans but it will not offer much new. (6/10)

Actor Review

Eric Roberts: Keith is the family friend who the children want to move out as they look to sell the land, he doesn’t take the news well. Eric is added as the false villain that we all wanted to see but is also the biggest name in the film. (6/10)

Garrett Hines: Sam is one of the owners of the cabin who has bought his new girlfriend Kay there to propose but once he informs his friends he and his brother are selling the cabin he upsets the family friend before having to guide his friends against a mad man picking them off one by one. Garrett does a solid job in the leading role. (6/10)

Leticia Jimenez: Kay is the new girlfriend of Sam’s who is meeting all his friends for the first time, she ends up learning about the secrets of the cabin while having to fight for her life. Leticia does a solid job without being the standard damsel in distress. (6/10)kay

Patrick Flanagan: Chris is the best friend of Sam’s and the lone survivor from the opening scenes, it is him re-living the moments. He has to make the decision of backing his friends to sell or his family who live on the land. Patrick is solid in this role and has to offer the most. (6/10)chris

Support Cast: Jake’s Road has supporting characters that are rather generic and mostly used for disposable.

Director Review: Mike MayhallMike does a good job trying to bring us a new slasher film that gives us an attempted twist on the genre. (6/10)

Horror: Jake’s Road fills all the slasher check marks for the horror genre but doesn’t create any tension. (7/10)

Thriller: Jake’s Road builds the characters nicely but doesn’t end up letting the tension build up with the second half of the film. (3/10)

Settings: Jake’s Road creates an isolated location with the traditional cabin in the woods setting. (8/10)

Suggestion: Jake’s Road is one for the slasher fans to try but otherwise it is a horror film that can be missed. (Slasher Fans Try)

Best Part: The killer doesn’t hold back.

Worst Part: Too many twists.

Action Scene Of The Film:

Believability: No (0/10)

Chances of Tears: No (0/10)

Chances of Sequel: No

Post Credits Scene: No

Similar Too: Wilderness

Oscar Chances: No

Budget: $300,000

Runtime: 1 Hour 24 Minutes

Overall: Slasher with too many twits for its own good.

Rating 55

Dragnet (1987)

logDirector: Tom Mankiewicz

Writer: Tom Mankiewicz, Dan Aykroyd, Alan Zweibel (Screenplay)

Starring: Dan Aykroyd, Tom Hanks, Christopher Plummer, Harry Morgan, Alexandra Paul, Jack O’Halloran, Elizabeth Ashley, Dabney Coleman

Plot: The equally-straight-laced and “by the book” nephew of Joe Friday must work with his more laid-back partner to solve a mystery.

There may be spoilers the rest of the review

Verdict: Dated Buddy Cops

Story: Dragnet starts with Joe Friday (Aykroyd) introduces to Los Angeles where he works as a Sergeant in the Police force and takes great pride in it. Joe’s partner leaves him just as a new crime wave from a group called P.A.G.A.N with his new partner Detective Pep Streebek (Hanks). It doesn’t take long until we see the difference between the two men. The new partnership head to the zoo where two animals have been stolen and another one shaved.

Jerry Caesar (Coleman) owner of Bait magazine is also victim of P.A.G.A.N. where his magazines are all stolen or burnt before being released. P.A.G.A.N. continue to commit crimes across the city but what is their target. Reverend Whirley (Plummer) has been making a morale movement across America which grabs the attention of Joe & Pep.

When Joe & Pep go undercover they find P.A.G.A.N attempting a ritual sacrifice to Connie Swail (Paul) leading them to start getting answer to the questions. They discover the truth where they must stop even when they have no one believing them.

Dragnet must have been one of the first films based of a television show with a new cast and it has paved the path for plenty of future film ideas. I think this brings a series I would have never seen to the big screen and it would be one that would have worked during the time of release but I do feel it has dated a lot. I think the story is very basic and easy to follow offering no extra twists to the buddy cop genre. I think this film must have its fans out there but this really did nothing for me. (5/10)

Actor Review

Dan Aykroyd: Sgt. Joe Friday is by the rule book cop who has to deal with a new laid back partner who has to crack the latest case. He will take risks but would prefer to stay inside the rules. Dan is the best part of the film with his style of comedy which works in this format. (7/10)friday

Tom Hanks: Det Pep Streebek is the laid back detective who becomes Friday’s new partner, he doesn’t follow the rules to the same level but does get the job done. I personally just don’t see Tom as a comic actor and I feel he doesn’t really deliver enough in this role. (5/10)pep

Christopher Plummer: Reverend Jonathan Whirley who wants to change the city, he is also the leader of P.A.G.A.N. You see the name Christopher Plummer you know what you have in a villain and he was very basic in this film. (5/10)reeverened

Alexandra Paul: Connie Swail is the target of P.A.G.A.N who want to sacrifice her in their ritual to drive their movement. Alexandra does a basic damsel in distress role that doesn’t really work or get given enough screen time. (5/10)connie

Support Cast: Dragnet has generic supporting character including a police chief who doesn’t want to punish duo and a henchman that over powers our heroes.

Director Review: Tom Mankiewicz Tom does a solid job but doesn’t really get enough out of the idea on paper. (6/10)

Comedy: Dragnet has a few laugh but not enough to be a stand alone comedy. (5/10)

Chemistry: Dragnet does create a nice chemistry level between the two that works for the film. (7/10)

Settings: Dragnet uses Los Angeles as it setting which works for the idea behind the film. (9/10)

Suggestion: Dragnet is one to try but I always struggle to enjoy comedy films, so I think if you are a fan of the type of comedy you will enjoy this. (Try It)

Best Part: First car chase.

Worst Part: Dated style.

Believability: No (0/10)

Chances of Tears: No (0/10)

Chances of Sequel: No

Post Credits Scene: No

Oscar Chances: No

Box Office: $57 Million

Runtime: 1 Hour 46 Minutes

Tagline: Just The Facts.

Overall: I feel this was good upon time of release, but now the market is flooded and this just seems to have fallen into the rest of them.

Rating 55

Kelly’s Heroes (1970)

Rob picked this classic war time movie, that somehow I haven’t ever seen, lets see what I thought.rob challenge

logoDirector: Brian G Hutton

Writer: Troy Kennedy-Martin (Screenplay)

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalas, Don Rickles, Carroll O’Connor, Donald Sutherland, Gavin MacLeod, Hal Buckley, Stuart Margolin

Plot: A group of U.S. soldiers sneaks across enemy lines to get their hands on a secret stash of Nazi treasure.

There may be spoilers the rest of the review

Verdict: Good Old Fashion War Film

Story: Kelly’s Heroes starts with the American soldiers Kelly (Eastwood) his men discovering the idea of Nazi gold being hidden and use there hostage to learn where it could be. Learning of the Gold Kelly leads his men across enemy lines t risk everything to steal $16 Million in gold even if it is against the orders given.

The plan involves Oddball (Sutherland) leading his men down one path with Kelly coming from another direction, but can they reach their target without being detected by either side of the war.

Kelly’s Heroes starts off very slow as the watch the team slow get bigger as the heist gets closer, I will admit I found this difficult to get through because it makes the cast rather large. When the second half of the movie happens we get the actual heist which all goes very smoothly and brings you attention of the audience until the final scene. I think this is a movie of two halves and could easily have the first half shortened. (7/10)

Actor Review

Clint Eastwood: Kelly is the soldier who learns about the gold and wants to go against the orders to steal the gold, he has to put a team of willing soldiers together to complete the job. Clint does what you would expect from him, play cool calm and collected. (7/10)

Donald Sutherland: Oddball leads a separate group for Kelly who are looking to clear the path for him. He has a different way of doing thing compared to the rest of the soldiers but he will always get the job done. Donald could easily be the highlight of the film by stealing nearly every scene he is in. (9/10)

Support Cast: Kelly’s Heroes has a huge supporting cast of fellow soldiers trying to get involved in the heist, they all help with the final plan.

Director Review: Brian G Hutton – Brian brings us a classic that shows that ust because there was a war going on not everyone wanted to fight each other. (7/10)

Action: Kelly’s Heroes ha plenty of war time action being used throughout. (8/10)

Comedy: Kelly’s Heroes has some good laugh in the right places without being a full blown comedy. (8/10)

War: Kelly’s Heroes has war for a setting without being too much about the conflict between the two sides even though we do get a couple of battles. (7/10)

Settings: Kelly’s Heroes creates authentic settings through for each scene making use feel like we are in the middle of the adventure. (9/10)

Suggestion: Kelly’s Heroes is one to have watched at least once, it is considered a classic which automatically gets the film the respect required. (Watch)

Best Part: Oddball.

Worst Part: Slow starting.

Action Scene Of The Film: Final battle.

Funniest Scene: Tank is broken.

Believability: No (0/10)

Chances of Tears: No (0/10)

Chances of Sequel: No

Post Credits Scene: No

Oscar Chances: No

Runtime: 2 Hours 24 Minutes

Tagline: Never have so few taken so many for so much.

Overall: Classic what more can you say?

Rating 75

Stephen King Blogathon Starts October

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Movie Rob and myself are going to be hosting our own Stephen King Blogathon over October, we have selected 62 pieces of his work and we are going to be splitting hosting duties and have selected the films we will be hosting. We are going to try and review as many of our selections as possible but we would also like to here your thoughts.

If you would like to review any of the films or even the ones we didn’t select let us know, also if you want you can review the books, feel free to review in any style written or video. Contact moviereviews101@yahoo.co.uk with your choices.

I would also like to thank Michael from Le Mot Du Cinephiliaque for providing these logos. Banner-2Banner-1

Here is our list that will get update when people put in their request.

  • 1408 – Filmfunkel
  • A Good Marriage
  • Apt Pupil
  • Bag of Bones – Mel (Fox)
  • Big Driver
  • Carrie (Original) – Kim
  • Carrie (2013) – Kim
  • Cat’s Eye
  • Children of the Corn
  • Christine – Early Morning Horror – Horror Addicts
  • Creep Show – Atothewr
  • Creep Show 2 – Emma – Chelseaa
  • Cujo
  • Dark Half
  • Dead Zone – Michael – Barry
  • Desperation
  • Diary of Ellen Rimbauer
  • Dolan’s Cadillac
  • Dolores Claiborne
  • Dreamcatcher
  • Fire Starter
  • Golden Years
  • Graveyard Shift
  • Green Mile
  • Hearts of Atlantis
  • IT – S.G. Liput
  • Kingdom Hospital
  • Langoliers
  • Maximum Overdrive – Kim
  • Mercy
  • Misery – S. G . Liput – Niall
  • Mist – Leah
  • Needful Things
  • Nightmares and Dreamscapes (All Episodes)
  • Pet Sematary – Happy Horror – Chelseaa
  • Pet Sematary 2
  • Quick Silver Highway
  • Riding the Bullet
  • Running Man – Laura
  • Salem’s Lot Original – Chelseaa
  • Salem’s Lot (2004)
  • Secret Window – Emma
  • Shawshank Redemption – Niall
  • Silver Bullet
  • Sleepwalkers – Early Morning Horrors
  • Stand – Sofawatch
  • Stand By Me – Summer
  • Storm of the Century
  • The Lawnmower Man
  • The Mangler
  • The Night Flier
  • The Shinning – Khalid
  • Thinner – Chelseaa
  • Tommyknockers – Early Morning Horrors
  • Trucks

Final Girl (2015)

logoDirector: Tyler Shields

Writer: Adam Prince (Screenplay) Stephen Scarlata, Alejandro, Johnny Silver (Story)

Starring: Abigail Breslin, Wes Bentley, Logan Huffman, Cameron Bright, Alexander Ludwig, Reece Thompson, Emma Paetz

Plot: A man teaches a young woman how to become a complete weapon. Later she is approached by a group of sadistic teens who kill blonde women for unknown reasons. The hunting season begins.

There may be spoilers the rest of the review

Verdict: Stylish Thriller

Story: Final Girl starts William (Bentley) discussing young Veronica’s (Shinyei) about her parents death, while asking a series of questions testing her. William offers to take Veronica to be trained.

12 years later Veronica (Breslin) still being trained by William for her latest test where she has to learn to kill without a gun. William knows who Veronica will be coming up against. The boys in question include Jameson (Ludwig), Shane (Bright), Danny (Huffman) and Nelson (Thompson) who enjoying hunting blonde girls before killing them. William has trained Veronica to take on killers ready to end the killing streak which has reached the double figures.

Final Girl brings yet another spin on a kick ass leading lady, with other films like You’re Next made it a twist this comes straight out this is what she will be. The random group of killers does feel rather generic and almost like a cheap version of the gang from ‘A Clockwork Orange’. I like how the film didn’t throw pointless twists in and also avoided flashbacks, instead it just flowed to the final act. I do think this is a very different to what we are used to should always be praised. (7/10)

Actor Review

Abigail Breslin: Veronica is the young girl trained by William to become a killing machine but also look like a regular 17 year old girl. She has been trained to final stop a group of killers who have been collecting body count for fun. Abigail gives a performance that could easily be her breakout performance into a new genre and style of character. (8/10)

Wes Bentley: William is Veronica’s trainer who has been training her for half her life, he is out for some form of revenge for losing his wife and child in the past. He pushes Veronica to her limits to make sure she is prepared for this latest test where he lives her solo to achieve. Wes does a good job in the mentor role that really shows him turning into the wise role showing he has a new place as an actor. (7/10)

Alexander Ludwig: Jameson is the leader of the gang of killers who hand picks the victim for their hunting game. He is charming and can pick up the girls with ease all to satisfy his psychotic side. Alexander does a good job in this role. (7/10)

Support Cast: Final Girl has a small supporting cast with the rest of the crew that are committing the murders, with Cameron Bright making a welcome return to the adult stage of his career.

Director Review: Tyler Shields Tyler gives us a very unique styled thriller that could be a stand out one for people to enjoy. (7/10)

Action: Final Girl saves the action for when it is needed giving us good fights that don’t take up to much time. (7/10)

Thriller: Final Girl lets you know the plan early but seeing how it all unfolds keeps us guessing. (8/10)

Settings: Final Girl uses its settings well to show the style the film creates for the characters to be part off. (8/10)

Suggestion: Final Girl is one for people who like a different thriller, it turns the slasher idea on it head to make it enjoyable. (Thriller Fans Watch)

Best Part: The style is great and unique.

Worst Part: Slightly short and though I like the style some people wouldn’t enjoy it.

Action Scene Of The Film: Final act.

Believability: No (0/10)

Chances of Tears: No (0/10)

Chances of Sequel: Could easily have one.

Post Credits Scene: No

Similar Too: You’re Next

Oscar Chances: No

Runtime: 1 Hour 30 Minutes

Tagline: The hunted becomes the hunter

Overall: Brave, stylish entertaining thriller

Rating 75

Fire City: End of Days (2015)

fire cityDirector: Tom Woodruff Jr.

Writer: Michael Hayes, Brian Lubocki (Screenplay)

Starring: Danielle Chuchran, Harry Smith Jr, Kristin Minter, Mary-Margaret Humes, Matt Winston, Eric Edwards, Tobias Jelinek, Robert Peters, Brionne Davis

Plot: Set in a world where demons live among us, this exhilarating vitrine of effects and action sees a hard-boiled demon named Vine confronted with the ultimate choice between the salvation of his own kind and the life of an innocent human girl. 

There may be spoilers the rest of the review

Verdict: Fantasy Filled Horror

Story: Fire City: End of Days starts with Atum Vine (Jelinek) a demon walking among humans saving a young girl from Andre (McMillon). We go onto meet Cornelia who has a human side (Humes) and a demon side (Chuchran) who communicates to the underworld before hearing about the an in coming Interpretor.

Vine runs the building where he controls the demons from the real world seeing their true colours, but each member has their own vices, be it drugs, violence or sex but when one of Vine’s clients gets killed he finds himself in a world where all the human residents get along and apologise for any noise the night before. All the demons have to turn to Vine to solve the problem as he teams up with Cornelia, but the truth will leave Vine to make the ultimate decision.

Fire City: End of Days brings us into a fantasy world where demons live among the humans without any real problems, but when certain things start happening in the world of the demons starts to fall apart. The group of demons existence becomes questioned by a coming of the next level. It all works really well but I can’t help but feel that this could be a brilliant television series following Vine as he tries to keep the demon world secret. (7/10)

Actor Review

Danielle Chuchran: Demon Cornelia is the one who can detect the presences f demons but as this new one seems to difficult to place she has to team up with Vine to solve the mystery to what has made the people change. Danielle does a solid job as the demon version of Cornelia. (6/10)

Tobias Jelinek: Atum Vine is the demon controlling the demons in the building along with the humans, but when a new Interpretor arrives the humans change leading Vine to have to figure out what is happening. The truth will leave Vine to ask himself the ultimate question to see which side of the lines he wants to stand. Tobias does good job in the leading role. (7/10)

Support Cast: Fire City: End of Days has a supporting cast that includes the different demons and the humans all living in one building.

Director Review: Tom Woodruff JrTom brings us an imaginative world that works well for the story as everything just keeps you guessing throughout. (7/10)

Fantasy: Fire City: End of Days brings us into a fantasy world where demons are part of the world. (8/10)

Horror: Fire City: End of Days has good horror elements with the idea something is haunting the halls of the building. (8/10)

Thriller: Fire City: End of Days keeps you guessing to what is actually happening in the world filled with the demons. (7/10)

Settings: Fire City: End of Days puts everything inside one building which helps try to figure out what is going on while they can’t go out and find answers. (9/10)
Special Effects: Fire City: End of Days has good practical special effects to make the demon creations. (7/10)

Suggestion: Fire City: End of Days is one for all the fantasy horror fans to watch. (Fantasy Horror Fans Watch)

Best Part: The switching between demon and human form in Vine.

Worst Part: Felt a little bit too much like a TV pilot.

Believability: No (0/10)

Chances of Tears: No (0/10)

Chances of Sequel: Could easily have one.

Post Credits Scene: No

Oscar Chances: No

Runtime: 1 Hour 41 Minutes

Overall: Fantasy fans hidden dream of a movie

Rating 70

Preview – FIRE CITY : END OF DAYS

fire cityBurbank, CA – Academy Award Winning Creature and Character Effects Designer Tom Woodruff Jr makes his highly-anticipated directorial debut with Fire City : End of Days, hitting DVD and Digital October 6 from Uncork’d Entertainment.

Set in a world where demons live among us, this exhilarating vitrine of effects and action sees a hard-boiled demon named Vine confronted with the ultimate choice between the salvation of his own kind and the life of an innocent human girl.  Tobias Jelinek (Hocus Pocus), Danielle Chuchran (SAGA : Curse of the Shadow), Glee’s Harry Shum Jr, and Kristin Minter (TVs E.R) star.

Fire City, written by Brian Lubocki and Michael Hayes and inspired by Woodruff’s short film, Fire City: King of Miseries, was successfully financed by way of a Kickstarter campaign in 2013.

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011)

logoDirector: Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor

Writer: Scott M Gimple, Seth Hoffman, David S Goyer (Screenplay) David S Goyer (Story)

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Violante Placido, Ciaran Hinds, Idris Elba, Johnny Whitworth, Fergus Riordan, Spencer Wilding

Plot: As Johnny Blaze hides out in Eastern Europe, he is called upon to stop the devil, who is trying to take human form.

There may be spoilers the rest of the review

Verdict: Darker Sequel

Story: Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance starts the action in Eastern Europe, Moreau (Elba) is trying to protect a boy from the devil himself, hiding him out at a monastery, he wants the Rider to protect the boy but when the monastery is attacked Nadya (Placido) escapes with the boy. Ray Carrigan (Whitworth) has his men in hot pursuit but Moreau helps save the day.

Now it is time to repeat everything that happens in the first movie in comic book form that also doesn’t match anything that happened, Johnny Blaze (Cage) now living in wait for it Eastern Europe. Moreau comes Johnny for help offering him a new deal which will see the curse placed on Johnny lifted. When Carrigan gets the boy Danny (Riordan) Nadya has to work with Johnny to save her son while Carrigan has to get Danny to Roarke (Hinds). Wait we have a narration half way through the film about how the devil acts?

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance is a story that is much darker than the first outing and without reading the comics I guess is closer to what the source material is meant to be. I did like the darker tone and overall look of Ghost Rider through the film. The story itself follows the idea of making the Rider the anti hero but slightly more controlled as we watch him try to fight the devil who put the curse on him. This is all very simple comic book stuff but never pushes any boundaries which I think we would have all like to have seen. I personally think this is a slight improvement on the first outing but having the established character really did help. (6/10)

Actor Review

Nicolas Cage: Johnny Blaze is trying to keep away from his Ghost Rider persona but the devil is always after him, when Moreau comes to him with a deal. The deal will offer him a chance to become clear of the curse placed upon him. Johnny has to team up with Nadya to stop the devil rising. Nicolas brings his style to thi film with his over the top working throughout. (6/10)johnny

Violante Placido: Nadya is the mother of Danny who has to reluctantly team with up Johnny to save her son before the devil uses him to come to Earth. She has also made a deal with the devil only hers was to bring Danny into the world. Violante ends up filling the tradition sidekick character in a comic book film when she looked so strong early on. (5/10)

Ciaran Hinds: Roarke is the devil walking on Earth but he needs Danny so he can unlock all his powers and rule the Earth. Ciaran will always give good performance even if the material isn’t at the highest level required. (7/10)roarke

Idris Elba: Moreau is a French monk trying to offer help but soon has to turn to Johnny offering him the deal to save himself if he save Danny. Idris shouldn’t be a supporting star but with the confusing accent throughout we have seen him improve since. (5/10)mreau

Johnny Whitworth: Ray Carrigan is the hired man trying to bring Danny to the devil, he tries to find a way to get extra money but he is easily disposable in the eyes of the Devil. He has a history with Nadya and isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty when it comes to making extra money. Johnny makes an interesting enemy who does give us a good performance. (7/10)carrigan

Support Cast: Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance has a supporting cast that includes extra goons trying to get the kids, the kid himself that does offer plenty to the story but other than that there isn’t too much else happening from the supporting cast point of view.

Director Review: Mark Neveldine, Brian TaylorThis partnership does bring us a much darker toned film but still only one that can’t be taken too serious. (6/10)

Action: Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance has plenty of comic book action but this does have two good actions scenes with the quarry scene and the final chase being the stand out ones in the series. (8/10)

Fantasy: Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance brings us into a world of good versus evil where the two clash for the place on Earth. (7/10)

Thriller: Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance does keep you interested but never reaches the edge of your seat level that other films do. (5/10)

Settings: Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance takes the action to Eastern Europe and well that is all that will stick with you. (5/10)
Special Effects: Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance has improved special effects but again it is difficult to create a flaming skull character on film, but there are a couple of bad moments with the over the top action scenes. (6/10)rider

Suggestion: Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance is one for the fans of the comic book genre to try and see what they think. (Comic Book Fans Try)

Best Part: Final chase with the fight on the car.

Worst Part: Elba’s accent was hard to believe.

Action Scene Of The Film: Quarry scene.

Believability: No (0/10)

Chances of Tears: No (0/10)

Chances of Sequel: No

Post Credits Scene: No

Oscar Chances: No

Box Office: $51 Million

Budget: $64 Million

Runtime: 1 Hour 36 Minutes

Tagline: He rides again

Trivia: After this film, the live action film rights to Ghost Rider went back to Marvel Studios.

Overall: Darker and Improved sequel that still doesn’t reach the heights it needed too.

Rating 60