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    Film Review: Herbie: Fully Loaded
    Written by 06-22-2005 by BrianOrndorf
    In updating the classic Disney franchise “Herbie,” the production has wisely hipped up this latest installment with a little Lindsay Lohan, NASCAR, and a lot of CG Volkswagen Beetle antics. The pacing is a smidge off, but there’s fun to be had with “Herbie: Fully Loaded” for those patient enough.


    Maggie Peyton (Lindsay Lohan) is the only girl in a family of NASCAR drivers (including Breckin Meyer). Unable to realize her dreams of speed, Maggie is resigned to a quieter life after her graduation from college. As a gift, her father (Michael Keaton) offers her any car in a nearby junkyard to restore, leading Maggie to an unusually expressive Volkswagen Beetle named Herbie. With a souped-up Herbie and an old friend (Justin Long) urging her to quench her thirst for racing, Maggie agrees, and soon finds herself going head to head with NASCAR champ Trip Murphy (Matt Dillon) in the most unlikely vehicle the sport has ever witnessed.

    Desperate for a franchise, Disney has dug back into their past, resurrecting the “Herbie” series of Dean Jones family films they drove into the ground over 30 years ago (not counting a television movie in 1997). To bring the automobile icon back to hipster life, the executives have played it smart and brought Lindsay Lohan onboard to slip behind the wheel. Her charms help this new “Herbie” adventure out considerably, for without her spunk, this update would still be spinning its wheels in the junkyard.

    The director is Angela Robinson, fresh off the colorful and extremely painful dud “D.E.B.S.” from earlier this year. Even though “D.E.B.S.” was a complete chore to sit through, I can see why Disney went to this novice filmmaker for “Herbie.” Robinson has a feeble grip on pacing, but her films are colorful creations, brightly painted and photographed, and they always attempt to be as pleasant as possible, regardless if their mission is accomplished. The screenplay for “Herbie” stutters constantly to tell a story that is only marginally interesting, but Robinson does her best to make the drama in between Herbie’s antics count with her cheery delivery. Thank heavens Robinson has an acting heavyweight like Michael Keaton to back her up; his excellent work alone adds the right amount of emotion to Maggie’s dramatic journey.

    But enough of that “dramatic journey” nonsense, right? “Herbie” is about an emotive, living car, for goodness sake! This is where Robinson really does her job well. While the bug’s antics have been sweetened with CGI for this round, the entertainment value is just the same. Not surprisingly, “Herbie” comes alive whenever Maggie and the car get to do their thing, whether it’s humiliating Trip during a race with some skateboard moves on the track or surviving a round in a demolition derby powered by Van Halen’s “Jump” (a film highlight). Even with his new gadgets and bumper expressions, Herbie is still a kick when the film actually pays attention to him (which doesn’t seem to be all that much in the finished film). And Lohan sells the madcap nature of the whole enterprise in her own unique way: with delightful raspy squeaks and giggles.

    Though the NASCAR-flavored finale is a bit anticlimactic for the characters, the G-rated “Herbie: Fully Loaded” is a solid bit of wacky fun that reintroduces the franchise back onto solid ground.

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    Go Herbie!
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    I'd like to jump Lohans tig 'ol bitties...

    Oh wait, she's way to thin now and lost most of her boobage. Oh well.
    (.)(.)

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    "Jump" is as timeless as those Herbie movies. I loved watching them as a kid and hopefully my daughter will enjoy it as well. She also likes the song "Jump" so she will get an extra kick out of it.
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    Not only is there a VH song in the movie, but it's actually rated G!!! This is like a miracle! My daughter is 5.5, and I will NOT let her see PG movies yet. She's been so bummed about all the animated films coming out that are PG.

    Bring on Herbie and some VH!

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    I've seen it! I saw it with my wife and kids at a sneak preview on Father's Day. It is the best use of a Van Halen song ever in a movie! No joke...almost the whole song is used and it really is the highlight of the movie, for obvious reasons. When it started, I pumped my fist! People must of thought I was crazy! I give it two Lindsey Lohan Breasts up!!!

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    Was Jump played during a race scene? I read yesterday that Lindsay Lohan went ballistic after screening the movie because the song she sang for the movie was supposed to played during a race scene and was played at the end where they show the credits instead.
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    No, its played during the Demolition Derby scene...

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    LMAO, nice review tora!tora

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArtVandelay
    I'd like to jump Lohans tig 'ol bitties...

    Oh wait, she's way to thin now and lost most of her boobage. Oh well.
    Yeah, we'd all bust her in half now!!!

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    Herbie has good taste in music.
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    Herbie, VH and Lindsay Lohans Breasts - could this be the greatest movie of all time?
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    JUMP, didn't make the soundtrack though... then again, it would have to be a cover song by the looks of things here...
    http://disney.go.com/disneyrecords/soundtracks/herbie/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave CanSing
    Herbie, VH and Lindsay Lohans Breasts - could this be the greatest movie of all time?
    Don't get your hopes up, someone posted on here that Disney digitally "fixed" her neckline and her BULGING, SUCCULENT,TOWERS OF...i mean um they also did the same for her breasts.

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