‘Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance’ Featurette: Crazy Filmmaking Stunts

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Despite early reviews indicating that directing duo Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor haven’t made the most inspired of comic book movies with Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, no one denies the pair’s sheer gusto when it comes to using guerrilla filmmaking tactics, and their willingness to do severe bodily harm to themselves (and their crew), all in the name of creating some breathtakingly in-your-face camera angles and shots.

Footage of the pair’s “extreme” approach to the art of cinema was shown off last year, at the 2011 New York Comic-Con. Today, we have a featurette that includes much of that behind-the-scenes material, with Neveldine and Taylor hanging on wires, rollerblading while hanging onto motorcycles moving at full speed, and literally putting themselves in the line of fire as they shoot the Ghost Rider sequel.

Have a look at the “highlight reel” of Neveldine and Taylor’s certifiable antics by checking out the Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance featurette below:


Head over to First Look Online for the HD Version

Spirit of Vengeance picks up with Johnny Blaze (Nicolas Cage) in Romania where he’s been hiding out for several years, desperate to rid himself of the Ghost Rider “curse.” A chance to do just that presents itself when a warrior monk (Idris Elba) approaches Johnny with a pretty straightforward job: protect a young boy named Danny Ketch (Fergus Riordan) from becoming the new human vessel for the Devil (Ciarán Hinds).

Judging by preliminary word of mouth and previous Spirit of Vengeance trailers, this particular comic book flick is foremost an adrenaline-fueled thrill ride that delivers big on the gritty action and destructive set pieces – but falls short when it comes to a storyline that doesn’t merely rehash superhero movie clichés in a tedious fashion. Not that this will be a problem for the film’s primary young male demographic; still, everyone else should just hope that there’s more to the Spirit of Vengeance plot than what’s been hinted at so far.

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance rides into 2D and 3D theaters around the U.S. on February 17th, 2012.

Source: First Look Online

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  1. There are aspects of the first film that I really enjoyed. And given that Idris Elba is in this Sequelboot and that the directors seemed a good choice, I was having some hope. Then I saw the trailers, all fine and perfectly servicable until the whole peeing fire thing. Then I saw what maturity level this was being aimed at.
    I’ll doubt I’ll catch it at the cinema now.

    • You should’nt let one thing ruin a movie for you, I agreeed with all your other points, I think you should still try it when it comes out.

      • I agree with the Dr. If they put the peeing fire gag in the trailer, it means it must a highlight or selling point of the film. The things that appear in the trailer are generally what is used to summarize a film and draw in an audience. If peeing fire made it the trailer, I don’t have high hopes for the rest of the film.

    • Peeing fire? Think there is a shot for that….

  2. OMG, this movie is going to be a disaster….

    • Really??? The more I see th more I think this will be the most bad @$$ movie of the year!

  3. I am going to see this movie in theaters. The gritty feal and the effects look great. This movie may not be perfect but it looks to be very entertaining and I cant see it being a “disaster”. It will definatly be a better movie than the first based on the footage I have seen. We will see soon enough.

  4. the both directors are awesome in directing,i´m not a fan of them,but that impressed me,they´re not just directors they´re also stuntmans or extreme sportlers!

  5. Wouldn’t it be funny if this one the Oscar for best cinematography.

  6. Doesn’t Cage pretty much assure a movie flop any more? The last few movies I’ve seen him in haven’t seemed to do too well….I recently seen that awful Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call – New Orleans and read it cost some 25 millon to make and grossed just under 1.7 million. Granted he’s not totally to blame, but I think he had a lot to do with it…

    Then again I wasn’t too impressed with the first ghost Rider so I’m not really looking forward to this one.

    • i think alot of it is nic choice of movies he picks. he can be a very good actor and he has done some very good films. but lately it seems he picks films that are for sure not going to do well

  7. Nicolas Cage = Guilty Pleasure #2

    Definitely catching this one on matinee.

  8. I have reached the point with Nick Cage where I see everything he does based upon the law of averages. Some how, some way, someday one of these pay checks he is cashing will turn out to be a great film. He is a good actor and someday the stars may all line up. The trailer for this one looks much better than the first one and I have some confidence in the directors who shot this one. Of course we all know what a February release date usually means so i am gonna wait until the opening weekend smoke clears before risking this one.