Sunday, June 26, 2005

Herbie - Fully Loaded

We were supposed to have a girl's night out to see the Smiths on Friday which didn't materialize. Instead we took the kids to see Herbie Saturday.

First of all, it ofcourse lacked the vintage charm of the old Herbie. But by itself it is a good enjoyable movie. It was good to see Michael Keaton; I don't think I have watched anything of his since Multiplicity. Justin Long reminded me a bit of David Schwimmer of Friends fame. Lindsey Lohan is mostly cute.

But considering that it is a race movie, there is not too much adrenalin going on. The NASCAR scenes lacked that energy you would expect on the tracks. I guess it was tamed down to earn a "G".

Herbie makes you laugh quite a bit and it is good to see a movie that your little kids thoroughly enjoy. My older one enjoyed watching it. My little one, who has connected movies to popcorn, watched a bit of the races, but mostly sat and ate the popcorn. A little towards the end, she started singing. (She sings all the time, I mean ALL the time) I had to get her back to her popcorn. Otherwise, she was very well behaved, considering her personality. Then she comes out and says she loved the movie :-)

The hall we watched was one of the older ones; we had gone to a friend's neighborhood to watch it, in the middle of hickland. They had the old style seating and that was a different kind of experience. A movie for the child in you.

9 comments:

thennavan said...

So, I guess you "went bananas" seeing Herbie :-)

Praveen said...

Munima yekkov,
ennathu inglis padam ellam paarthutu, Anniyan paarkaliya innum?! :)

Munimma said...

ada po thambri, athukkellam neram kaalam nallaa irukanum! Hmm!
Soon...

funkysmell said...

I'll check it out

Balaji said...

still remember the original 'love bug' fondly since it was among the first english movies i saw on the big screen. would've been a nice coincidence if i could've taken my daughter to this one :-) but she's too young for this :-(

Arvind said...

talking of love bug - it was so funny & hilarious, when i watched it as a kid, got to watch it a year or so back...went from laughing so hard to hardly laughing :-(

may be, everything has 'age context' to it !

Arvind said...

and oh yeah, i blogrolled you :-)

Narayanan Venkitu said...

Thanks for the review...I am sitting at home ..my wife down with Measles. My daughters have been asking me to take them to this movie.!!

Today / Tomorrow I will.

ioiio said...

Oh.. englipis padam ellaam paaakkumaa indha munimaa