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35. Herbie: Fully Loaded

Published February 14, 2010

Fast Facts

Title: Herbie: Fully Loaded Director: Angela Robinson Year: 2005 Run time: 1 hr 31

Background Info

Yes, I know. This is the kind of sequel no one really wants to watch, but it was on the iPlayer for free, and I thought it was worth giving it a chance. Maybe?

Live Blog

00:00:46 - Is this the history of Herbie? It’d be nice if they got to use the footage from the old films. 00:04:37 - You would think by now people would have heard of Herbie and wouldn’t make him mad. 00:09:01 - An argument about who crashes best, that’s not great. 00:14:10 - $50 for a car? Blimey. 00:16:44 - Hey, it’s Mac! Not that he’s typecast or anything. 00:19:52 - “Oh, that’s broke. That’s supposed to be connected to something.” That is my kind of diagnosis! 00:21:40 - I don’t think Trip is a good name for a racer. 00:24:46 - Wow, that is quite the scratch! I love Herbie! 00:31:12 - A video tape? 00:32:50 - “Yea” isn’t exactly a promise. 00:37:38 - She didn’t exactly need much convincing, did she? 00:39:03 - I think it needs a new paint job too, it’s not very white. 00:42:25 - Ah yes, they painted it. 00:46:10 - The new bugs are ugly compared to the old ones. 00:48:49 - She can’t drive in those shoes though. 00:49:38 - Now she’s gonna get it all dirty and someone will have to clean it up before the race. 00:52:18 - What is “for pinks”? I’m guessing it’s the car. 00:58:05 - I like that her overalls are a little purple. Good colour. 00:59:57 - How did she get in to his garage? You can’t just walk into those places. 01:00:51 - I have never understood the point of a demolition derby? How is that much destruction fun? 01:02:54 - It’s certainly dedication to a car to walk out in the middle of that lot. 01:04:12 - I guess getting the people onside at the derby is half the battle. 01:11:34 - The question is, after all this time and so many new parts, is it really still Herbie? 01:18:45 - Do you not have to have fully closed helmets? 01:21:07 - Makes me laugh how films have to spruce up and speed up races because most of it is not interesting. 01:27:31 - I was with it until the fence thing. Even Herbie couldn’t pull that off.

Conclusions

Oh dear. If you ignore the bad acting, and the fact that Herbie is criminally underused in a film where he is supposed to be the title character, then you have a story so formulaic, you can almost predict the next line before it happens. I knew it would be bad but I wanted to give it a chance. I wish I hadn’t.

Rating: 15

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