Friday, 4 January 2008

Ghost Rider

Man, oh man, I love me some comic-book movies. Not this one, but man, oh man.

Ghost Rider hearkens back to those semi-innocent days of the early 1970's. A time when Marvel already had a character that rode a surfboard (the 60's were fun too!) and the madcap wackiness that is The Punisher was merely a gun-toting twinkle in the eyes of Gerry Conway. Ah, good times my friends. Good times, indeed!

Ghostie, for the awkwardly inbred among you who are not in the know, was a dude that kinda sold his soul to the devil...well, Marvel's version of him anyway. He and his girl Roxanne then tricked the devil into reneging on the deal, but not before the devil bonded his soul with that of the demon Zarathos. That's gotta suck! Now Johnny Blaze, a stunt-performing daredevil, is also the Ghost Rider at night. Or whenever he is around evil. I forget. Something about sending the evil back to Hell for the devil. I dunno...it was always kinda stupid to me. But motorcycles and motorcycle gangs were pretty hip in 1972, so there you go. Add a leather-clad skeleton with a flaming skull and some fire and brimstone...BAM! Comic-book goldmine!

I loved this shit. Back in 1972. When I was 6. It was awesome!

How, oh how could Hollywood possibly ruin such a wonderful childhood memory like this one for me?

Well, they could hire Nicolas Cage to star in it.

Yeah, that about did it. Fuck!

Note - If someone out there found this to be a viable film adaptation (and it made a shitload of money worldwide), then I wanna know where my Brother Power the Geek film is! Seriously, click on that link. I love the comic-books that came and went in the late 60's. Pure genius!

8 comments:

lotus07 said...

Yup, casting Nick Cage in this role sort of made me scratch my head, and also convinced me not to see it. (If I can find it for download on the internet, I might waste the drive space, that that is about it.)

B.E. Earl said...

It isn't worth the drive space.

This, like so many of the films I have listed here, was only viewed because I couldn't sleep one night.

The product of awful sleeping patterns and 100 movie channels.

badgerdaddy said...

The bit that made me laugh out loud the hardest was when, for no reason at all, you see Ghost Rider at the top of a bridge surrounded by rozzers on the floor. No explanation as to how he got there, nothing; he's just there. Odd as hell and funny as fuck. One of the least necessary movies ever made, I'd say.

B.E. Earl said...

One thing I kept coming back to and laughing about was the fact that Cage and Eva Mendes were supposed to be "childhood" sweethearts when he is clearly quite a bit older.

Unless he lost his soul because he was a kiddie toucher. Then it makes sense.

BTW...Nic Cage is the oldest looking 43 year old in Hollywood. How does THAT happen?

Slyde said...

you beat me to by next moviegrende post... i watched this last week and thought it was godaweful...

B.E. Earl said...

Sorry, dude! It's not like you were home vacationing/sick for the past two weeks.

i am the diva said...

there are a list of movies in my life that i will never see - if i can help it, and almost every single one of them star Nick Cage. Gah! Why that man is allowed to continue acting is beyond me...

Paige Stanton said...

I agree Nick Cage should never be allowed to make another movie. I didn't want to see this movie, I thought even in the previews it looked like "shite". My other half thought it would be a cool comic book movie. Sometimes boys are just stupid. He didn't like it either, lost interest about halfway through...