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Lizards in Movies
Ghost Rider (2007)
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This is a supernatural action movie based on a Marvel comics character starring Nicolas Cage as Johnny Blaze, a famous daredevil motorcycle rider who sold his soul to the Devil to save his father's life in return for becoming the "Ghost Rider," the Devil's invincible flaming bounty hunter. Cage gives one of the sensitive understated performances he has become known for. Just kidding, he's bats**t crazy in this movie like he is in most of his movies these days. And there's a brief interesting scene with a lizard.

Caretaker (Sam Elliott) is a Ghost Rider who double-crossed the Devil who rides a flaming horse instead of the flaming motorcycle that Johnny Blaze rides. He teams up with Johnny and the two of them ride at night through a desert on their way to a village in Mexico. We see a lizard at night in the desert sitting on a rock with its mouth open with the two riders in the background coming closer to us, leaving a trail of fire in their wake. The lizard catches fire as they pass it and burns until there is nothing left but its skeleton. That's all. It's a quick scene that reminds me a bit of the drive-by lizard shooting in "Raising Arizona," which also stars Niolas Cage, except that the motorcycle rider in that film is not Cage and he shoots the lizard as he passes while the ghost riders did not kill the lizard on purpose.

The movie was made in Australia, where Bearded Dragon lizards come from, and this CGI lizard appears to be based on a Bearded Dragon.