"Ghost Rider" is an action fantasy film directed by Mark Steven Johnson, released in 2007. It is based upon the Marvel Comics character of the very same name. The film features celebrities such as Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, and Wes Bentley amongst others. The plot focuses on Johnny Blaze, a stunt motorcyclist who ends up being the host of a Ghost Rider, a supernatural entity with fiery powers, in order to conserve the life of his dad.Principle and Plot
The story of "Ghost Rider" unfolds with a young Johnny Blaze who learns his dad is experiencing terminal cancer. Mephistopheles, the devil himself, appears and offers a pact to treat his dad's disease in exchange for Johnny's soul. Johnny quickly authorizations, however the devil tricks him by causing his dad's death in a motorcycle accident.
Essentially betrayed by Mephistopheles, Johnny leaves his home town and his sweetie, Roxanne Simpson. The story fast-forwards years later on, and Johnny Blaze has actually changed into a well-known stunt motorcyclist. Nevertheless, he still grapples with the guilt and discomfort of his past, unable to move on in life.The Transformation
The devil, Mephistopheles, re-enters Johnny's life when his son, Blackheart, pertains to Earth to access a concealed contract that might provide him control over a thousand evil souls. To thwart his boy, Mephistopheles conjures up the pact and transforms Johnny into the Ghost Rider - a fiery-skulled entity on a flaming motorcycle. Johnny then battles against Blackheart and his minions, while also trying to rain in his brand-new capabilities and eradicate the satanic force within him.Revelation and Love
Amidst his fights, Johnny reunites with Roxanne, who is now a successful news press reporter. Regardless of the mayhem and the actual devils he is battling, Johnny and Roxanne restore their relationship. She becomes his emotional anchor and lights the course of hope in his life.Climax and Conclusion
In an ultimate face-off, Johnny as the Ghost Rider dismisses Blackheart, succeeding in protecting the souls and satisfying his responsibility. In a climactic twist, hoping that he had fulfilled his pact, Johnny demands Mephistopheles eliminate him of the curse. However, Mephistopheles avoids doing so and Johnny, instead of feeling beat, picks to own and control his curse; he accepts the power of Ghost Rider as a force of justice versus evil.
"Ghost Rider" concludes with Johnny riding off, keeping his flaming powers as the Ghost Rider with the promise to use it versus the devil. The film is a fascinating tale of devilish bargains, redemption, courage, and the power of love. "Ghost Rider" is an awesome wild trip that weaves a complex character arc with busy action series, making it an amusing watch.