“It couldn’t be any worse than the first one,” I convinced myself… and am reminded sharply that I shouldn’t always listen to that deceiving and overly optimistic voice in my head. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance was an artistic nightmare that fails on almost EVERY level… yet surprisingly hits three biblical truths:
1. total depravity of man
2. the uncomfortable reality that our “good deeds” apart from a relationship with God are actually self-serving and/or glorifying
3. the fact that the only remedy for our condition is: the Word of God.
For the next installment, summon the Spirit of Plot Cohesion and let him use his Editing Stare. Idris Elba, Christopher Lambert, Anthony Head: what were you doing in this movie? Ciarán Hinds… come ON, you were Caesar. CAESAR! It burns me up that these nice theological touches are in a story that otherwise goes up in flames.
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