Eastern Europe: Monreau rides his motorcycle to the Sanctuary where Benedict is. He has found the child. Satan wants the boy. Only the Rider can save Danny.
Nadya and Danny are there at the monastery.
Johnny Blaze rode a motorcycle for a living. He made a deal with the devil to save his dad’s life. Signed a contract in blood. Immediately after, was possessed by an ancient demon. In the presence of evil, he changes into a monster. Then prays on the wicked, sucking out their souls.
Johnny has been running ever since signing the contract with the devil, and the death of his father. Yep, the devil lied.
Moreau finds Johnny Blaze. He knows about the Rider and needs Johnny’s help. Shows him Danny’s picture and needs the Rider to save his life.
John is not happy. He does not save people. Roarke, put the curse on him. The devil has many names.
The new deal for Johnny, bring Danny back to the monastery and Benedict and Monreau will lift his curse, they claim?
Danny and his mom, Nadya, resort to pick-pocketing wallets and jewelry from traveling executives to survive.
Johnny has spent years trying to control the Rider, to keep him from coming out. Tonight he needs the Rider to come out.
Nadya and Danny are overtaken on the highway by Carrigan and ran off the road. Carrigan and his friends are the guys after Danny.
As Carrigan prepares to shoot Danny, the Rider arrives in a blaze of fire, on his flaming motorcycle. Burnt charcoal leather suit and smoldering, black boots and a skull ablaze is a frightful sight.
Carrigan takes out a bazooka from his trunk and shoots the Rider.
As the Rider seems crippled, they make off with Danny, leaving Nadya lying on the ground bewildered, dazed, and injured.
Johnny wakes in the hospital in Romania. After stealing painkillers, he flees. Nadya is there.
Carrigan calls his boss, Roarke, demands more money for Danny, due to the Rider. The devil is not happy. He speaks to Danny over the cell phone in a foreign language. Danny screams and passes out. The Rider will no longer be able to track Danny, a firewall of sorts. He can still track Carrigan.
Nadya also made a deal with Roarke, when dying years ago, she agreed to give him a baby to save her life. Danny, her son is also the devil’s son. That’s why he wants the boy so bad.
On Earth, the devil uses the Deal to achieve his dirty work.
Danny causes the car to crash and escapes from Carrigan and his guys.
As Johnny fights to keep the Rider inside, he and Nadya interrogate to discover Danny’s whereabouts. An underground fight with gambling.
Danny is being held at the quarry by Carrigan and a lot of men with a lot of guns, an army. Nadya knows where the quarry is.
At the quarry, Carrigan’s army prepares for the Rider. They open the FGM- 148 Javelin. American bunker buster. Two-stage detonation. The seller is there. Carrigan wants four of them to battle the Rider.
The Rider arrives. Carrigan fires the first bunker buster. Direct hit, no effect.
Using his chain, the Rider begins disintegrating Carrigan’s men one-by-one.
A grenade explodes next to the Rider sending him spinning in the air. He quickly recovers and attacks.
Their weapons are having little effect as the Rider climbs aboard the giant crane. Operating it, he destroys the camp in a blaze of fire, all while laughing.
Carrigan prepares to shoot Danny. The Rider whips his chain and catches Carrigan’s foot stopping him.
Nadya and Danny flee in a truck. The Rider peruses, catching them quickly. As the Rider attacks his mom, Danny uses his powers and changes the Rider back to Johnny Blaze.
At the Amanda Truck Stop. Johnny’s plan is to hide in a holy place for a few days until it’s safe again. Hoping things calm down. He contacted Moreau. Moreau will catch up with them on the road. Johnny’s time as the Rider has left him extremely thirsty. He’s drinking ice water by the pitcher. They must move fast to stay ahead of Carrigan and his gang.
Back at the quarry, Carrigan lies under a giant slab of cement and dies in the presence of Roarke without fulfilling his agreement to bring Danny to him. Roarke brings Carrigan back to life again, removes the slab of concrete. Now a zombie, with the power of decay.
Carrigan tests his powers on a nearby ambulance driver. Touching the paramedic’s face. He withered and decayed to death immediately.
Roarke wants Danny, no excuses this time!
Moreau arrives on his cycle. Takes them to his happy place. Monks live there.
Moreau explains to Johnny, Zarathos was an angel, a spirit of justice, sent to protect the world of men. But he was tricked, captured, brought down to hell, corrupted. Driven in sane. His mission to protect the innocent was perverted into a lust to punish the guilty. He became the Spirit of Vengeance.
The angel, the Spirit of Justice, he is alive in there, somewhere, in Johnny Blaze. He could be?
Moreau serves Johnny communion. John falls into a deep, spirit-filled sleep and the demon flees his body. When he wakes, the monks are preparing to kill Danny, saying he must be destroyed, the son of Lucifer.
As the monks begin to behead Danny, Carrigan arrives and kills all the monks by touching them. They decay into dead masses like statues.
Danny is on his way to Roarke. A day of prophecy. Like the day Danny was conceived. The child must be in his 13th year before the rite can be performed. No more Danny only Roarke, Roarke’s essence go into Danny, his soul. At the dawn of a new day in winter.
Johnny, Moreau, and Nadya go after Danny.
Uzak Gokten, Turkey – Carrigan delivers Danny to Roarke in the ambulance. He’s strapped to a gurney in the back so he will not escape. Danny meets his Father face-to-face, the devil.
Uzak Gokten, Turkey – The farthest point from heaven. That is where the ritual is to take place, according to the prophecy. Without the Rider they are helpless against Roarke.
Politicians, murderers, people of unspeakable power arrive from all over the world for the ceremony to greet their new king, the new devil. The most powerful devil the world has ever known, a shadow will fall upon the earth.
Danny has been tranquilized for the ceremony. His soul will be lost forever at the break of dawn. Roarke is now at his weakest point as the ceremony begins. The guests are clothed with black cloches with hoods as they watch the ceremony, nearly 300 people.
Moreau and Johnny invade the ceremony. Moreau is killed by Carrigan.
Johnny regrets giving up his powers. Now the Rider is needed.
Carrigan begins to kill Johnny Blaze. Danny’s powers are the same as his dad’s, the devil. He gave Johnny back his powers, blowing fire into him. Johnny becomes the Rider again.
Roarke flees with Danny in a car to escape the Rider.
The Rider quickly catches the five-car-caravan and begins his assault. He and Carrigan battle. The Rider sucks out Carrigan’s soul, killing him. “Road kill.”
The Rider crashed Roarke’s car, then sends the devil back to hell.
The Rider delivers Danny to Nadya, his mom, and changes back to Johnny blaze. Now Johnny is able to control the Rider.
This is a good horror movie about betrayal and triumph. Excellent special effects.
My rating: 4 stars