Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

Mark Neveldine (2012)

12 Certificate


Our Score
Crank directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor bring nothing of note to this hackneyed follow-up to the money-raking original. Here, the flame-skulled supernatural superhero (Nicolas Cage) is on the lam in Eastern Europe aiming to break the pact he made with the Devil (Ciarán Hinds)by delivering a young boy to a cave-dwelling church sect before he becomes the Antichrist on his 13th birthday. The action comes thick and slow with part-animated inserts, split screens and a monk played by Christopher Lambert, tattooed up to the eyeballs, to break up the tedium. Nicolas Cage indulges in his usual brand of mega-acting as the cursed stunt motorcyclist, fighting his inner demons to hilarious effect as he transforms into fire and brimstone. Standing out for the right reasons is albino henchman Carrigan (Johnny Whitworth) who trades in darkness and decay, and strikes just the right tragicomic tone. No one else can seem to find their feet in a wonky adventure set among historic ruins.


The demon biker roams Eastern Europe, looking for a way to rid himself of his supernatural alter ego. He is approached by a mysterious monk, who needs help protecting a boy from the horrific destiny the Devil has in store for him. Fantasy thriller sequel, starring Nicolas Cage, Idris Elba, Ciaran Hinds and Christopher Lambert.

Cast & Crew

Johnny Blaze/Ghost Rider Nicolas Cage
Moreau Idris Elba
Roarke Ciaran Hinds
Methodius Christopher Lambert
Nadya Violante Placido
Ray Carrigan Johnny Whitworth
Danny Fergus Riordan
Grannik Spencer Wilding
Director Mark Neveldine
Director Brian Taylor
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: EOneGuidance: Violence, swearing.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 17 Feb 2012