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Ghost Rider (PG-13)
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Caution: potential spoilers.

This movie came out in 2007, but I didn't see it until 2016 (or at least I tried to). I was vaguely aware of the Ghost Rider comic books long before this movie, but I never actually read any of them. And when the movie came out, it was pretty much panned by the critics, so that on top of my never having had any particular interest in the character meant I had little or no interest in seeing the movie. I should also say there was a sequel in 2012 called "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance," which I also had no interest in seeing. But... well, I guess there have been different characters in the comics, over the years, who have each taken on the mantle of "Ghost Rider." The one in these movies is Johnny Blaze. But another incarnation of Ghost Rider, Robbie Reyes, appears in season four of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., so just because of that (and because I happened to find the movie while looking through some of my dad's DVDs), I decided I might as well finally give it a chance. (Despite the fact that it's a completely different version of Ghost Rider from the one in the show, and a completely different continuity, since the show is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and this movie is not.) I also want to say I kind of thought there had actually been a Ghost Rider movie sometime earlier than this one, which I was perhaps even less interested in than this. But apparently I was wrong, so I can only assume my confusion is derived from the sequel. Although it's not just that I thought the first movie came out earlier than 2007, I also could have sworn there was a Ghost Rider movie with a different star than this one (though I couldn't possibly have told you who it might have been... just someone less famous who I probably didn't know from anything). But whatevs, it's just one more example of my memory playing strange tricks on me, I guess.

Anyway, I started watching the movie, and got a little ways into it, before the DVD stopped working. So, I dunno. Maybe someday I'll find another copy, or something, and finish watching the movie. What little I saw didn't seem terrible. But it's still not something of any great importance to me.


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