With the release of The Avengers this past weekend, superhero movies have been on my mind quite a bit. I did notice, however, that in the final one sheet for The Avengers that Tony Stark's head looks horribly photoshopped onto Iron Man's body and that the poster as whole, while cool, is not nearly as badass as some other superhero movie posters of yesteryear.
So here we are, mere days before Marvel’s The Avengers unleashes itself on audiences across the country. It’s a film we have been promised since 2008’s Iron Man dominated domestic and worldwide box office, and 2012 seemed oh-so-far away. But it is here now.
There's something oddly refreshing about the pure insanity that exists in the first 30 minutes of Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, Neveldine/Taylor's follow up to the reviled 2007 Mark Steven Johnson directed Ghost Rider. Where the original film felt spineless and without creative conviction, this incarnation is teeming to its eyeballs with the kind of decisions that can only be made by directors who know what they want.