The first Ghost Rider film blew (not to mince words or anything), so expectations for this belated sequel were understandably low.
But star Nicolas Cage gamely pitched up to talk about the film at this year’s Con (alongside Crank directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor), and after a screening of the flick’s flamin' mad sizzle-reel, it became obvious why Cage agreed to return for a second ride.
The crazed, image-colliding footage made Rider 2 looks far, far removed from its safe, cheesy predecessor. Neveldine and Taylor are famed as maverick moviemakers, and their unconventional filming methods seem to have paid off. Rider 2 looks grimy, visually distinctive and absolutely bonkers. Flames of expectation officially stoked.