ghost rider 2 posterThe week of Valentine’s Day seems a wildly innappropriate time for the release of Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance in UK cinemas, with a bike-riding, flaming-skulled anti-hero this is as far from being a date movie as can be.

The film is directed by the formidable duo of Brian Taylor & Mark Neveldine and sees Nicolas Cage? return as Johnny Blaze / Ghost Rider and also stars Violante Placido?, Ciarán Hinds, Johnny Whitworth, Christopher Lambert?? and Idris Elba??.

If you’ve seen the trailer then you’ll know what to expect, if not click here, then read this little synopsis,

Nicolas Cage returns as Johnny Blaze in Columbia Pictures’ and Hyde Park Entertainment’s Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. In the successor to the worldwide hit Ghost Rider, Johnny – still struggling with his curse as the devil’s bounty hunter – is hiding out in a remote part of Eastern Europe when he is recruited by a secret sect of the church to save a young boy (Fergus Riordan) from the devil (Ciaran Hinds?). At first, Johnny is reluctant to embrace the power of the Ghost Rider, but it is the only way to protect the boy – and possibly rid himself of his curse forever. Directed by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor. Screenplay by Scott M. Gimple & Seth Hoffman and David S. Goyer. Story by David S. Goyer. Based on the Marvel Comic. Produced by Steven Paul, Ashok Amritraj, Michael De Luca, Avi Arad, and Ari Arad.

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A note of thanks to Rope of Silicon.