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ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance (copyright 2011, Sony Pictures), was released February 17th, 2012, to theatres worldwide.  Primary cast consists of the following: Nicolas Cage, Ciaran Hinds, Violante Placido, Idris Elba, Johnny Whitworth, Fergus Riordan, Spencer Wilding, Christopher Lambert.  There are also many supporting actors and actresses.  This go-round, the Marvel Knights crew (as opposed to the original Disney/Marvel team) teamed up with David S. Goyer (writer for such films as Blade 2, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight), Scott M. Gimple (writer for such television shows as FlashForward, Fillmore!, The Walking Dead) and Seth Hoffman (writer for such television shows as Prison Break, House M.D., FlashForward) for screenplay and writing, Brian Taylor (co-director of such films as Crank, Crank: High Voltage, Jonah Hex), and Mark Neveldine (co-director of such films as Crank, Crank: High Voltage, Jonah Hex), also for direction, as opposed to Mark Steven Johnson, writer and director for the film Ghost Rider (2007).  They were working in association with Columbia Pictures (same as Ghost Rider), Hyde Park Entertainment, ImageNation Abu Dhabi FZ, rather than Relativity Media, Crystal Sky Pictures, Michael De Luca Productions, GH One and Vengeance Productions Pty. Ltd.  Filming took place in Romania and Turkey.  The synopsis (storyline): "As Johnny Blaze hides out in Eastern Europe, he is called upon to stop the devil, who is trying to take human form." - imdb.com  Although that is the "official" synopsis/storyline for this movie, it is very lacking and rather misleading.  In all actuality, it should read more like the following:  "Johnny Blaze (Cage), now the embodiment of the Ghost Rider, a demon who has the visage of a skeleton consumed in Hellfire, has been doing everything possible to devise a way to rid himself of his curse.  Where Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance picks up, Johnny has been hiding out in Eastern Europe, in an attempt to try controlling the demon, and maintain what is left of his sanity.  Unbeknownst to Johnny, however, it is quickly required of him to use the demon, in order to save the World.  Thirteen years prior to this event, the Devil/Mephisto/Roarke (Hinds) had impregnated young Nadya (Placido), without her knowledge.  Present day, she and her son, Danny (Riordan), have been held, against their will, in a monestary, by monks who are waiting for the Winter Solstice to pass.  The two to escape and flee, only to be tracked and hunted by a group of evil men (Wilding and Whitworth, amongst others), who intend to bring young Danny to his "father".  The monk, Moreau (Elba), finds Johnny, and offers him something of great importance and value, in order to help him prevent this from happening."  I will not give out any spoilers, such as major details, etc., however I will say that a few of the major scenes require the viewer to pay a lot of attention to the details.  Because I watched the movie in realD 3D, I chose to go into the theatre with a neutral mindset, and I was generally not disappointed.  I have seen quite a lot of 3D content (movies, tv show episodes and clips, etc.) and I fully understand when some folks refer to the technology as a "fad" or a "gimmick", as the vast majority of 3D production is designed around the "wow factor" of "in-your-face" image trickery (items being thrown at the audience, etc.), and oftentimes the true nature of the 3D effect is lost, especially when it is supposed to play a key role in how the viewing audience "feels" the movie.  All too often, movie production companies focus more on the "popping images", and not even remotely close enough to the story, settings, etc.  This is where Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance 3D takes a bite of the industry's neck and rips out a huge chunk of flesh.  It really sets itself apart from the crowd, and in all of the right ways.  The story features loads of humor (such as Johnny answering the question of "what happens when you've gotta...
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