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"GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE"
(2012) (Nicolas Cage, Idris Elba) (PG-13)


Alcohol/Drugs Heavy
Blood/Gross Stuff Heavy
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Heavy
Gun/Weapons Extreme
Imitative Behavior Heavy
Jump Scenes Moderate
Music (Scary/Tense) Extreme
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Heavy
Sex/Nudity Mild
Smoking Mild
Tense Family Scenes Heavy
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Extreme


QUICK TAKE:
Action: A cursed motorcycle rider attempts to regain his humanity by saving the Devil's son from being possessed by his father.
PLOT:
Johnny Blaze (NICOLAS CAGE) has gone into seclusion in Eastern Europe to try and keep his demonic alter ego, the Ghost Rider, in check. He made a deal with Roarke (CIARAN HINDS), the Devil incarnate, years earlier to save his dying father's life and has become a hunter of wicked souls ever since. He wants the curse lifted. He's about to get his chance.

Twelve years earlier, a gypsy named Nadya (VIOLANTE PLACIDO) also made a deal with Roarke to spare her life in return for carrying his son. That boy, Danny (FERGUS RIORDAN), is now about to reach 13 and Roarke wants out of his aging, failing body and into the body of the boy. She goes on the run and seeks the protection of church zealots who are helpless in protecting them from the forces of darkness.

Pursued by a former boyfriend/mercenary named Carrigan (JOHNNY WHITWORTH) and his small army of gun-toting henchmen, Nadya eventually hooks up with holy man Moreau (IDRIS ELBA) who knows that their only chance is to enlist the aid of Ghost Rider. Moreau promises to lift the Rider's curse if he will help. But Roarke has given Carrigan dark powers to combat the Rider, and a final confrontation for the fate of the world is inevitable.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
The PG-13 rating, 3-D special effects, comic-book origins, and action will likely draw in male teens.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
For intense sequences of action and violence, some disturbing images, and language.
CAST AS ROLE MODELS:
  • NICOLAS CAGE plays a former motorcycle stunt performer who made a deal with the Devil to...


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