Nicholas Cage is back to reprise his role as Johnny Blaze in Ghost Rider The Spirit of Vengeance which hits theaters on February 17th, 2012.
I wasn’t a huge fan of the first Ghost Rider film, it was decent enough for it’s comic book genre; but I never quite understood why they would have a motorcycle stuntman acting as the Devil’s own bounty hunter with supernatural powers riding a chopper (well other than choppers seemed to be all the rage in 2007 when the first film was made). It was cool to discover that in the sequel Johnny Blaze will be riding a Yamaha V-Max, now that’s a bike for the Devil’s soulless bounty hunter. Since it’s inception in 1985 the V-Max has been known as the ultimate power cruiser. It’s never been known for its cornering ability or suspension but it looks like a balled up fist and besides, Johnny Blaze can fly. In any event the V-Max is at least more practical than his old chopper and certainly cooler looking… I still stop and stare when I see a V-Max. They look like a leopard rearing back to launch itself at some unsuspecting prey. Beast of a bike and a great choice for the movie.
Ride safe. See the trailer below.