Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Ghost Rider

Just watched Ghost Rider. It was actually a pretty fun film. The action's pretty cool and the effects are fun to watch. Unfortunately the acting leaves something to be desired. Cage does as well as he can with a somewhat pretentious script, and the old guy, the caretaker guy at the cemetary, he's alright too. But the chick and the bad guy are both awful. The main girl, Roxie, she's cute so we can forgive the terrible acting. But the devil's son has no presence. He attempts to be dramatic, cold and unfeeling, cruel and cocky, but it just comes off as boring and uncouth. I prefer my demons to have a touch of humanity, if they're going to be in any way interesting. And this one should be easy. I mean come on - he's the son of the devil; the guy should have some issues. But instead of an interesting Freudian complex of a character, we get a hack actor trying to look cool while he delivers his stock 'evil' lines. It's just lame.

But the rest of it, I liked. It was pretty cool.

"If you don't make a choice, the choice makes you."

1 comment:

Benjamin said...

...wait a sec, wasn't that a Yakov Smirnoff joke? "In Soviet Union, the choice makes you."