If we were
forbidden from enjoying bad films, then the likes of Sylvester Stallone,
Nicolas Cage and Arnold Schwarzenegger (to name a few) would never have become
megastars. They’ve all tried their hand at (cough) serious acting, but who
wants to see Cage play an alcoholic when you watch him ham it up big time as a
Ghost Rider was Nic’s first comic book movie, and it’s a perfect example of a dreadful film that’s also kind of awesome. The writing, direction and story are all pretty lacklustre, but at the same time it’s fun to watch Cage play a flaming skeleton who in one scene rides his flaming motorcycle up the side of a skyscraper, shattering glass as he goes. Not many Oscar winners get to do that.
Clearly, these pictures were not made to impress critics and win awards (unless they’re Razzie Awards), and every time a critic describes a film as “ridiculous” or “overblown”, it’s worth checking out to see if the movie is in fact awesome. You never know, it might feature a bike-riding demon in a black leather jacket.
Failing that, it could be one of the following.