This was way better than the first one. Granted, watching 2 Girls 1 Cup is better than the first one, but you get my meaning. (Actually, I'm a fan of 2 Girls 1 Cup, so... yeah.)
This is the perfect movie for every troll to ever type out the phrase "Kill it with fire!!!1!" because everything was burning. The 2nd fight scene with the flaming crane was pretty fucking cool! I feel stupid cause I never thought about Ghost Rider changing vehicles before like that. It worked out quite nicely.
Nicholas Cage did a better job this time around as well. While I don't think Johnny Blaze should be a complete nutter like he is in the film, it works for the storyline about the Angel being driven insane.
I also really liked the short animation bits. The directors did a good job of keeping everything moving and not get boring. That is one problem I had with the first film, it felt slow and boring. I hope they get to make Crank 3 next cause This was like a Crank 2.5 on the excitement level. This film just flew by really fast, I was surprised that I never once looked to see what time it was.
I saw it in 3D, but that isn't really necessary. The fights did look good in 3D, but it didn't add anything.
If I were to rate this, I guess I'd give it 3.5 out of 5. It wasn't great or anything, but it was fun.
Your observations thus far have been pretty damn good, but I think you missed this one by a mile. He's was off-key, flat, dull, boring, just plain awful. We were cringing as he was singing this. And I think he's Peter Brady, not Bobby anyway.