A couple weeks ago, I saw one of the Ghost Rider trailers, which got me interested in seeing the film. I was thinking about going to see it next weekend, when it opens. I mean, the guy’s head is on fire! That would be fun to watch.
This surprised me. I still haven’t seen Spider-Man 2 or Superman Returns, or felt much desire to, but Ghost Rider seems to have more of a sense of humor about itself. I think the non-major comic characters sometimes have more potential than the franchise brands.
Then I heard that the studio isn’t holding critics’ screenings, which doesn’t bode well. I also didn’t realize that it’s by the same director who did Daredevil, which was so dark and chaotic I couldn’t tell what was going on. So I probably will go see Music and Lyrics instead.
By trying to prevent educated viewers from giving their opinions, Sony’s lost my business. Most of the critics I read I don’t agree with, but I wanted to know more about the movie from people who don’t have an economic interest before I spent my $10.