Out of the comic books and onto the silver screen, the Ghost Rider once again roars his way into theaters today. 

Academy Award winning actor Nicholas Cage as the hot headed biker dude who eats bad guys' souls, is back and riding again in "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance." 

We find Johnny Blaze: AKA Ghost Rider in Europe, caught up in hunting down the child of the devil, in exchange for the curse of the Ghost Rider to be lifted.  Try as it may to be taken seriously, with an angrier, more violent and more burnt to a crisp Ghost Rider, the film is a joke. 

Unlike the cursed biker himself, the movie is simply not well done.  The film takes off and never seems to gets it's footing.  A half-hearted attempt at transitioning from the first film, doesn't work.  And for a solid hour, I was thinking there had been another sequel made that I somehow had missed.

Like starting a book in the middle, the story just kind of kicks off and things happen with no good understanding as to why.  Nicholas Cage gives it his best, I guess.  But ultimately gives a strange if not interesting performance. 

When Johnny Blaze is transitioning into the Ghost Rider, Cage does his best Bruce Campbell and goes for a laugh, but only gets at best a confused glare.  The first film was moderately enjoyable,but "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance" is just a burnt out mess.

Besides some decent special effects and fight scenes, the film just has nothing working for it from beginning to end and I thought it was really not good. 

"Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance" is in theaters now and rated PG-13.