Ghost Rider: The Flaming Five!

We pick our 5 favorite moments from the 'Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance' trailers!

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Johnny Blaze roars into theaters once more in "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance" on February 17, and to mark the event Marvel.com will bring you new stories on ol' Flamehead every day from now until the film's premiere! From looks at the film to looks at the character's rich history, check out Marvel.com every day for everything relating to your favorite Flamehead, and don't miss "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance," in theaters Friday!


By TJ Dietsch

 

When it comes to making flicks starring unstoppable heroes that face insurmountable odds and take out plenty of their enemies, no one does it better than the directing duo of Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor. The pair who brought us "Crank," "Crank: High Voltage," and "Gamer," teamed up once again to bring their unique brand of insane fun and action to "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance," starring Nicolas Cage.

The co-directors bring a frenetic pace to everything they do, especially with the trailers of "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance." We've spent a lot of time watching the previews and came up with the top five moments that not only get us the most excited for the movie, but also showcase exactly how this new partnership between Neveldine, Taylor, and Cage will prove to the world that Ghost Rider deserves just as much screen time as his fellow Marvel heroes.

 

A scene from "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance"

Chain Slam: Much like the comics, the trailers come packed with Ghost Rider using his trademark chain to smash, bash and punish the wicked, but the bit around the :43 mark of the first trailer where he wraps his chain around a guy, throws him in the air and slams him back to earth has to be a favorite. Other highlights include the Rider taking out a circle of guys with it and flipping a car with his hellish links.

 

It's All in the Timing: The beauty of Nic Cage starring in "Spirit of Vengeance" comes in the form of his excellent line delivery. Few people in Hollywood can deliver comedic lines so seriously and with such keen timing. The best line from the second trailer comes when Blaze looks to Nadya (Violante Placido) who just made an impassioned plea to save her son, who may or may not be evil, to which he very calmly replies, “We better make sure he doesn't turn out to be the anti-christ.” That's classic Cage!

 

A scene from "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance"

Spitting Bullets: The best scenes show up in multiple trailers, which is the case with one particular part that shows up towards the end of both "Spirit of Vengeance" previews. Of course, we're talking about the scene where a bad guy unloads what looks like an entire clip from an Uzi into Ghost Rider's face. What's a vengeful spirit to do? Spit them back at the guy, of course! Better yet? They're on fire!

 

The Chase Scene: Both trailers feature parts of what look like an epic chase scene involving Ghost Rider, Nadya, Moreau (Idris Elba) and a small army of thugs and demons. In the small bits seen, you've got classic chase elements, some pretty heavy artillery aimed at Flamehead and a traveling fight scene that includes acrobatics from car to car and plenty of super powered fisticuffs. This scene looks like it will be a big part of the film, and the final product will most likely have us on the edge of our collective seats.

 

Ghost Rider Relieves Himself:“What if you have to pee while you're on fire?” Johnny Blaze's young charge Danny asks at the very end of the first trailer. Well, you don't have to wait long to see the answer as mere seconds later viewers get a peek of what looks like the leather-clad hero relieving himself in a flame-thrower-like manner from behind. This bit seems to set the tone for the flick--both outrageous and outrageously fun.

Now check out the trailers for yourself and let us know what your favorite moments are!




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