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Herbie: Fully Loaded

Published February 14, 2010

Herbie: Fully Loaded

Film info

  • Title Herbie: Fully Loaded
  • Director Angela Robinson
  • Year 2005
  • Run time 1hr 41m
  • Genres Comedy, Family, Romance, Fantasy, Adventure
  • Tagline Start your engines...

The world's wackiest Volkswagen is back in action in this family comedy. Maggie Peyton (Lindsay Lohan), the first Peyton to graduate from college receives a graduation present from her dad (Michael Keaton). But instead of a 250Z, she instead receives a Volkswagon Bug (Herbie) who soon takes over all of Maggie's driving. After having her best friend Kevin (Justin Long) restore Herbie, she goes to the car show and beats all-time racer Trip Murphy (Matt Dillon). He demands a rematch and attempts to discover the secret behind Herbie. After losing a big race to Trip because of Herbie's stubbornness, Maggie enters the Daytona 500. But will Herbie win?

Live Blog

TimeComment
0:46Is this the history of Herbie? It’d be nice if they got to use the footage from the old films.
4:37You would think by now people would have heard of Herbie and wouldn’t make him mad.
9:01An argument about who crashes best, that’s not great.
14:10$50 for a car? Blimey.
16:44Hey, it’s Mac! Not that he’s typecast or anything.
19:52“Oh, that’s broke. That’s supposed to be connected to something.” That is my kind of diagnosis!
21:40I don’t think Trip is a good name for a racer.
24:46Wow, that is quite the scratch! I love Herbie!
31:12A video tape?
32:50“Yea” isn’t exactly a promise.
37:38She didn’t exactly need much convincing, did she?
39:03I think it needs a new paint job too, it’s not very white.
42:25Ah yes, they painted it.
46:10The new bugs are ugly compared to the old ones.
48:49She can’t drive in those shoes though.
49:38Now she’s gonna get it all dirty and someone will have to clean it up before the race.
52:18What is “for pinks”? I’m guessing it’s the car.
58:05I like that her overalls are a little purple. Good colour.
59:57How did she get in to his garage? You can’t just walk into those places.
1:00:51I have never understood the point of a demolition derby? How is that much destruction fun?
1:02:54It’s certainly dedication to a car to walk out in the middle of that lot.
1:04:12I guess getting the people onside at the derby is half the battle.
1:11:34The question is, after all this time and so many new parts, is it really still Herbie?
1:18:45Do you not have to have fully closed helmets?
1:21:07Makes me laugh how films have to spruce up and speed up races because most of it is not interesting.
1:27:31I was with it until the fence thing. Even Herbie couldn’t pull that off.

Thoughts

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?

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: 1 / 5

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