Saturday, February 18, 2012

My Thoughts on Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

The directorial duo of Neveldine/Taylor had a somewhat entertaining start to their career with the original Crank.  However, in every film they made since (Crank 2, Gamer, and now Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance), they have steadily become my least favourite filmmakers.

Through their direction, Neveldine/Taylor took the sequel to 2007's Ghost Rider (a film that was campy, yet entertaining) and just turned it into a big fat joke.

For starters, there's Neveldine/Taylor's trademark of filming most scenes in low-angle close-ups, which I'm definitely not a fan of.  Then there's these comic-booky narration scenes, which are just plain goofy (Jerry Springer as the devil anyone?).