Weekend Picks: ‘This Means War’ & ‘Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance’
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What is good, though, is the broad audience the two films opening this weekend will likely please. One film alone spans three different genres, and the other is a sequel to a film that grossed more than $115 million. But with two such crowd-pleasers vying for your ticket sales, how can you possibly decide? Worry not; we boil down the choices below and predict what kind of fans will enjoy each flick.
Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action and violence, some disturbing images, and language.
What's the Story?
Cursed to be the devil's bounty hunter, Johnny Blaze (Nicolas Cage) hides out in Eastern Europe, trying to keep the world safe from his hellfire affliction. Members of a secret sect of the Church seek out Johnny to help them save a young boy from the devil, who wants to use the boy to take on a new human form. Though Johnny is initially reluctant to embrace his powers and pit himself against the Prince of Darkness, he realizes that if he can save the boy, he may just be able to rid himself of the curse.
Who Will Dig It?
If you love dark comic books, special effects, sequels, heart-pounding action, and incredible stunts, then check out this fiery flick, and you'll be a lucky devil.
20th Century Fox
Rated PG-13 for sexual content, including references; some violence and action; and language.