Herbie Fully Loaded -DVD Release 2005  » Movies  »
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  • Would a modern version of my favourite car disappoint or would he bring as much joy as when originally conceived
  • Whilst other girls are getting brand new cars Maggie is not best impressed with her choices and takes no notice of the dilapidated WV Beetle
  • Maggie to the rescue - in one of the best sequences of the film - exciting and dramatic yet funny as well, where modern day technology allows special effects to produce the most fantastic of moves, if you aren't cheering Herbie on to escape then shame on you

    • by locolady
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      Oh joy -Herbie rides again (if you will pardon the pun). When I spotted Herbie Fully Loaded in a shop I simply had to have it. Always having loved watching the original movies when they came onto the television it seemed too good to be true that the little VW Beetle could have been resurrected with any success. Would a modern version of my favourite car disappoint or would he bring as much joy as when originally conceived?

      In this up-to-date Herbie adventure Maggie Payton a third generation member of a NASCAR racing family (and played by Lindsay Lohan) is taken to a junk yard by her father to choose a car for herself as a graduation gift. Whilst other girls are getting brand new cars Maggie is not best impressed with her choices and takes no notice of the dilapidated WV Beetle.


      Herbie however has other ideas and has set his headlights firmly on her and makes darned sure that he is the car she takes home!

      It is not long before Maggie discovers that she has no ordinary ‘bug’ on her hands. When Herbie is all fixed up he is raring to go - and go they most certainly do. Secretly she races Herbie because her father has forbidden her to race despite her love of it and it also seems to be where the little car wants to be.

      They have a fantastic time, but Maggie beats the world’s number one racer Trip Murphy (played by Matt Dillon) and this really rattles his cage. He wants that ‘bug’ and he wants to know what makes it so darned good. When he tries, Herbie quite literally spits in his eye, kicks him ...


      • in the shins and knocks him to the floor!

        Trip is even more angry and devises a plan to wrestle the VW from Maggie whence he puts Herbie to a slow death in a car rodeo. Maggie to the rescue - in one of the best sequences of the film - exciting and dramatic yet funny as well, where modern day technology allows special effects to produce the most fantastic of moves, if you aren’t cheering Herbie on to escape then shame on you!

        Fixed up and ready for action again, Herbie pits his wits for the ‘Big Race’, but he has to win against a very angry Trip. As with all good Herbie films the little car wins the day literally busting a gut for Maggie in the process. Poor old Herbie.

        This DVD copy contains a selection of special features including one on

        how they bring the modern Herbie to life. There are many more techniques available to film makers now than there were in days gone by. If you like to see how things are done (and I confess that I do) and you do not think that watching this will spoil your enjoyment - it is fully recommended.

        Does Herbie work as well now as back in the 1960’s? You bet! The VW Beetle is as loveable as ever, has a wider repertoire of capers because of modern technology and is still highly enjoyable to watch. If you have never watched a Herbie movie before - partly because you may be too young - you may end up wanting to watch all the others as well. Having said that you don’t have to have any previous knowledge of the little car to enjoy Herbie Fully Loaded.




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