Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Herbie: Fully Loaded (**)

Harmless Disney fluff. Families might enjoy this wacky little throwaway movie, but I don't think it has much appeal beyond that. If anything, it's nice to see Lindsay Lohan looking like a normal girl, and not the skeleton with skin that she is now. Michael Keaton and Matt Dillon are wasted, but at least they got a paycheck. Herbie's CGI contortions are thankfully kept to a minimum. Admittedly, I've never seen any of the other Herbie movies, so I don't know how this one stacks up, but I'm not exactly inspired to go and check them out. I guess if you go see this one, you know what you're getting into.


At 1:50 PM, Blogger KLE said...

The original Herbie was also harmless kid entertainment in the method of "Short Circuit." It sounds like they didn't mess with that too much, other than to change Herbie from "The Love Bug" to "The Racing-Love Bug"

At 9:34 AM, Anonymous michael a. fox said...

they didn't even change that. herbie was always "the racing-love bug." it was always road rally type of races in the style of (and eventually actually in) monte carlo. this new movie really made me miss buddy hackett.


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