Donal Logue, who starred in that 2007 Ghost Rider flick, has come to the defense of the generally reviled comic book movie adaptation by saying: "it was whatever it was."
Logue, who is currently starring in another comic book adaptation as Detective Harvey Bullock on Fox’s Gotham, told Rolling Stones:
“I was in Ghost Rider, which was, well it was whatever it as, but it was fun as shit. Someone was grilling me at ComicCon about not being true to the comic book. I was like, ‘Dude, it’s a skeleton on a motorcycle on fire, but the leather jacket doesn’t burn! What level of dissection do we have to get to?’ I mean, I understand being precious about shit, but come on. There’s some goofy shit in that thing you just gotta roll with.”
Starring Nicholas Cage in the role of Johnny Blaze, aka Ghost Rider, the comic book adaptation was pretty bad in part because of some ham-fisted acting by some of the main stars we’re looking at you, Eva Mendes, although you're not alone, lackluster direction and a poor script.
Still, it was a fun little flick if you don't think about it too much. And if you compare it to its god-awful 2011 sequel, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, well, it was nothing short of a masterpiece.
So, what do you guys think of Donal Logue’s defence of Ghost Rider? Did you actually enjoy the movie despite its flaws?