Absolute superhero failure for which Nicolas Cage trained himself to incredible muscles and no one cared

Absolute superhero failure for which Nicolas Cage trained himself to

For Ghost Rider Nicolas Cage was elected in 2007 Marvel superheroes. Although the action film didn’t completely fail at the box office, the reviews were subpar. And then the star was also accused of only having computer effects to thank for his painstakingly trained muscles. Today you can watch the film on TV.

Muscular Nicolas Cage with a flaming skull: That’s what the superhero film Ghost Rider is about

The motorcycle stuntman Johnny Blaze (Nicolas Cage) sells his soul to the devilto save his father’s life. So he becomes the dark Ghost Rider, a hellish bounty hunter who is sent out with a flaming skull to hunt sinners. However, when he is supposed to hunt down Mephistopheles’ son Blackheart (Wes Bentley), he seems to have found an equal opponent.


Nicolas Cage with Ghost Rider muscles

With a budget of $110 million, Ghost Rider grossed twice its outlay at $228 million worldwide, according to Box Office Mojo. That probably explains the sequel, Ghost Rider 2: Spirit of Vengeance, which followed four years later.

But in terms of quality, the superhero actioner failed most people: the 5.3 points on Moviepilot are still merciful if the film is only on Rotten Tomatoes 48% (audience) or 27% (reviews) comes. The main criticisms were the old-fashioned, lean plot of the biker and his pact with the devil, as well as the poor computer effects.

After Nicolas Cage gave up his body for Ghost Rider trained harder than ever before this setback was particularly disappointing. It was important to him to make it clear to GQ:

The [Muskeln] were real and that’s why I’ll never train that hard again. Because no one wanted to believe they were real. They thought it was CGI. Which it wasn’t. So what’s the point? TV and stream: Where you can watch Ghost Rider

Ghost Rider runs this Tuesday, Tuesday December 5, 2023 at 8:15 p.m. on Nitro. If you missed the first TV broadcast, you can also watch the repeat on Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at 10:20 p.m.

Ghost Rider is on stream Netflix and MagentaTV available by subscription. The sequel, Ghost Rider 2: Spirit of Vengeance, is streaming on Amazon Prime *.

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