At long last, the first official trailer for Ghost Rider 2 has finally arrived online, and although I can’t believe I’m about to say this, it most certainly does not disappoint. I think Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor have succeeded in convincing us all that we really do want to see Nicolas Cage suit up as Johnny Blaze again, and hats off to Sony for letting them have their way with this character. They have fully embraced the ridiculous yet bad ass nature of Ghost Rider, and as a result, this trailer is basically 90 seconds of CG flame effects. What more could you want?
It kind of makes you wonder how Mark Steven Johnson was able to flub the first movie so badly. Let’s face it, all he really needed was Nicolas Cage swallowing bullets and spitting them back out at his enemies or Nicolas Cage pissing flames. The only question I have now is, will they go all the way with this and allow a hard R-rating, or will they wuss out and try for PG-13? Please tell me it’s the former. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance hits theatres on February 17th; check out the trailer after the jump and let us know what you think.