See, the last Herbie movie I saw was Herbie Goes Bananas. I was twelve years old, and I had loved the other Herbie movies. Then, suddenly, the magic was gone. That movie sucked harder than anything with “bananas” in the title can suck and retain any modicum of modesty.
I’m not saying that Herbie: Fully Loaded will float my boat. I’m 37 years old, and know a kids’ movie when I see the trailer for one. And that’s just it — this movie will THRILL my kids. Link giggled throughout the trailer. Patches wants to see the silly car. They’ll all enjoy it, and that… THAT is what brought tears to my eyes. There’s a very, very good chance that one of the magical things from my own childhood will get new life in time for my kids.
Granted, it’ll probably be followed up with “Herbie: Fully Loaded With Bananas.” Or “Herbie: Attack of the Clones.”