Okay, ouch. I was a big fan of the original Herbie movies, but I mostly didn't care for where this one was going. Somehow, the magic just wasn't completely present. One thing that is a real departure -- the camera frequently cuts to Herbie's point of view, and also giving Herbie chances to express emotion. The original films left Herbie's mental life almost completely ambiguous, which I think I preferred -- it made him more magical, somehow.
Cool poster, though.