An unexpected ending. Nice!
Well, okay, not unexpected in that it’s an established character who can never have a resolution or there’d be no stories (i.e. sequels…cash). But the whole movie, Cage’s character is trying to find some way to escape the deal. Finally, the devil tells him that his work is finished and he’s free to go. Faced with the prospect of the devil purchasing another soul, probably through the same kind of trickery that Mephistopheles used on him, Blaze rejects it and says that he will use the Ghost Rider to do good.
How many people could take that kind of burden, especially with Eva Mendes (and the possibility of a normal life with her) standing right there? It makes me want to see what the next movie will be, once free of the origin story which is, in many ways, formulaic. (Fight your way up through the baddies, each with his own shtick, and then take on the Boss.)
This movie had some flaws but it’s amazing to see it tanking in the Tomatometer ratings when it’s hardly a bad film.
Now. Some of the things I didn’t like.
I realize I’m in a minority but I just hate property damage. Sorry, I can’t divorce myself from the thoughts of how much it’ll cost to repair the road, how expensive panes of glass are, how unfair it is of the rider to be destroying people’s cars.
Yes, I have the same problem with every superhero movie. It’s why I can’t get into the “Hulk Smash” thing.
Sam Elliot should have been more integral than just showing the Rider where he has to go, handing him a gun and then leaving.
Every time I see Eva Mendes, I wonder how old Cage is supposed to be playing in order to be the same age as her.
The hellfire thing…why would hellfire bother demons? And how can Ghost Rider “kill” them by sending them to hell? I keep expecting them to show up and say, “Well, where was I going to go, Detroit?”
Oh, and I can’t believe I was right about the girlfriend thing. Biggest cliche in the movie; I wish superhero movies in particular could move past that one.