Another ride with the Love Bug finds Herbie in a heap of trouble after some spies hide a diamond in our favourite Volkswagen beetle.
This third entry in Disney’s series is rather predictable, though still entertaining.
Here, Herbie is reunited with driver Dean Jones (from the original 1969 Love Bug movie) and falls for a powder-blue Lancia (driven by Julie Sommars) during the Paris-Monte Carlo rally.
Putting a headstrong intelligence under the bonnet of a car has been a winning formula over the years for the studio, but there are only a few touches here that rise above the mechanical.
Directed by Vincent McEveety, this one is really just ‘by the numbers’ slapstick for younger viewers.
Bruno von Stickle