Before he can win the trophy, Herbie gets tangled up with some nasty smugglers, a pint-sized pickpocket and a raging bull. Certainly not a classic but the exact opposite -total bomb. If the movie was about racing again, then Jones returns but probably not as good as Monte Carlo. The effects are superbly done. You know a movie sucks when you are rooting for the bad guys. In this film Herbie has been given over to Stephen W.
Oh and did i mention the above bananas are also sold by the kid to passersby, yeah id like to buy bananas that were touching a smelly rusty car and the fact they drove 600 miles in the hot sun with the bananas on the outside of the car. Talented comic performers Harvey Korman, Cloris Leachman and Charles Martin Smith are wasted on unfunny material. What he does is plain and simple: he adds both numbers et voilà! The villains were more smart and ruthless in this episode than others. Then this Mexican child does a horrible paint job and starts using Herbie to run a taxi service. Unfortunately, The Love Bug begins to run out of steam about an hour in, and as did many live action Disney pictures of the era, it suffers from a prolonged ending which doesn't hold together. Herbie The Love Bug was a 1963 Volkswagen Beetle deluxe ragtop sedan painted in Volkswagen L87 pearl white.
Some things about it are rather ridiculous, like a kid driver and other items, but after all, it's a fantasy movie just like all the other Herbie films for that matter. But there are plenty of other moments as funny as these, of course. As straight man, Jones does fine in his lead role, a position he got right again and again for Disney. The cast are mixed in some regards they carry the movie but in others they are terrible. Great care should be used to leave magic and mystery where expected Herbie and Coincidence but not go beyond the laws of physics in other parts of the production.
Yanking a few scenes from this Herbie would have been smart. En route, they get sidetracked by a smuggling syndicate, pestered by a pint-sized pickpocket, and bullied by a raging bull. He is polite, cool, he really likes his car friend Herbie and he always says the car looks good even rusty. Smith does his best to impersonate the usual engineer sidekick Knotts by mugging and pulling faces but it never gets past the stage of impersonation to become his own work. Thank goodness for the support cast then, because they do a lot of the work that the lead actors fail to do; not saying that they are that good but at least they are lively and interesting.
With the air conditioner turned off. The damn kid gives Herbie a vomitous paintjob that stays there for more than half the movie! I wouldn't recommend this movie to anyone unless you want to turn your kids into numb minded dregs. I found all of the characters unlikable and annoying. Jolly soundtrack by Frank De val , Robert Aldrich's usual , including the lively leitmotif , usual in the Herbie's series. But if you just forget about the parts that wouldn't work in real life and enjoy the story and events that take place it's a lot of fun.
Herbie Goes To Monte Carlo brought Dean Jones back into the fray and threw in Don Knotts for good measure, but the film was a pretty weak rehash of the original. The rest were along for the ride and you knew it. It's a harmless movie, without violence or bad stuff. Quite honestly, I don't see any reason why so many people dislike it. This sequel is just a freaky mess, and in fact violates several critical articles of the Geneva Convention. Amusing and funny following with the ¨Wolkswagen Love Bug¨ racing the tracks and going to South America. It gets even worse, why do some people think the bull fighting scene is funny etc, it's very stupid with the car holding a cape in its hood and driving around backwards with the bull chasing it ,meanwhile the people inside yell and scream and the kid yells toro ocho toro ocho ,, how can i keep watching.
My favorite is Paco, along with Herbie. If you like Herbie, and who doesn't? Other talents include Stephen W. Herbie goes out of his way to help a street thug while his new owners scam an old woman and her undeserving niece. The motion picture was professionally directed by Vincent MacEveety. Davalos is terribly dull, although her wooden, uninspired delivery does quite compliment Burns. I've never liked her in anything shes been in, shes a terrible actress, how she won awards who knows.
The cars number is 53 so of course in Spanish 53 always means 5+3 ,stupid. I can only hope that my favorite live action films of the '80s and '90s will one day receive glorious treatment like this, covering all aspects of production and presenting the films in first-rate quality and the right aspect ratio. However, Herbie's interior was painted a special non-reflective grey color so the camera and studio lights would not reflect. Plus, unlike the other movies which are dated , this one has that timeless, nostalgic feeling. Harvey Korman portrays the pirate maniac Captain Blythe - crazy but funny at the same time.