I really enjoyed the first Ghost Rider movie - granted not as much as the likes of Thor, Captain America, Avengers Assemble etc - but enjoyed it none-the-less.
So I was really looking forward to this sequel which I missed at the cinema. Despite the apparent lower budget that others have commented on, I thought the cast and special effects were very good - as others have mentioned, The Rider is better represented here and does come across as darker and more sinister.
But I have two major gripes with the film. Firstly, I don't think it was edited very well at all...seemed to jump around a lot and in a few places there seemed to be glaring plot holes?
Secondly I thought it was all a bit...flat. Even the action scenes were just a bit "yeah OK so what". Ghost Rider provides ample opportunity for ridiculously outrageous fights, explosions, fire effects, screaming motorbikes...but it was all a bit subdued really?
There are a few good scenes - I particularly enjoyed those with Idris Elba as the alcoholic biker monk - but other than that there weren't too many stand out moments.
So all in all - worth a purchase if (like me) you like to complete the set of Marvel films, but just don't expect too much.
I saw this movie after Avengers Assemble, and I'm just wondering if AA has now set the bar too high...and now films to the standard of this one (which, a year ago I might have thought pretty good) just can't compete anymore...