So, getting back to the good-old-days. One of the funnest movies -- do I really need to explain the difference between a Film and a Movie here?... Good! -- as I was saying, one of the funnest movies from my childhood was the Herbie movies. Do you remember them? The first one was called... wait for it.... "The Love Bug."
Yes, Herbie was a Volkswagen car that looked like a bug. The people's car given to us by none-other than Adolf Hitler. Yes, Hitler wanted a car made that everyone could drive and so German engineers produced it and everyone had a car. Fortunately, the Third Reich symbol of progress was commandeered by the Counter Culture in the 60's and became wheels of Peace-Loving folks. The 60's Bug was an underdog, the Less Fortunate car who actually won the big race while the greedy establishment tried to derail him. Herbie won the race by being smart -- maybe a little stoned at times too -- and outsmarting the rich bastards by doing cute things like spitting oil on them.
Such a good message for we kids back then: you too can be great by the force of "Love."
So, now, fast forward to today's version to the bug savior. Yes, the Bumblebee Transformer. This is a real killing machine. It's big, mean, and on definitely on steroids. What I find most crazy about this Monster in a kid's movie, is that if you would have made this move back in the 70's, it would have been at best, a dark, dark, comedy which no one would have taken seriously. "The world will never be that violent, no way...." "Where is the love?"
So, the Herbie Love Bug is Replaced with the a 2018 Terrorist Killing Machine on Steroids who shoots missiles out its arms. I guess maybe the car Hitler originally envisioned has arrived.
~~ Dr TV Boogie
|"I think it needs Blue eyes, yes?"|