Well I saw the new movie or tv-series pilot how ever you want to call it.
There were good things and bad things I liked about the movie.
First I say that it's a great thing that we finally got a new Knight Rider tv-presentation. I'm still wishing that they would make a really good videogame of the subject like GTA Vice City kind but only by Knight Rider in it.
Anyway back to the point.
I was pleased that the movie haves same kind of humour than original series. The fight scenes and car chases were made better than in 80's (there were enough speed in chases).
I also liked the main character Michael Knight's son Mike. He obiviously is popular among ladies like his father and haves a short temper like his father.
No body can't replace Edward Mulhare but the inventor of KITT is very good at this part and fits well in the role of second father.
I usually complain about digital effects but they were pretty much ok in here.
But then there are things which I wasn't so pleased.
Firstly the script was too direct "road". If we compare this with the original pilot "Knight in Phonex" the new one looses hands down. The new one was more like car commercial, how comfortable the car is on the road and so on.
The relationship beetween man and machine was written better than in new one.
Then there wasn't really big twist/climax in storyline. Ok. Mike learns that there was another car, Michael Knigh drove it who was his father and so on but viewers knew this already.
Maybe the kill of Mike's mother was the biggest surprise.
Then I was dissapointed 'cause there wasn't enough action with car. They had one collision which was great job from makers but I would love to see more like that.
The original pilot haves more stunts which are trademark of Knight Rider today. Did they have a bigger budget back then, I don't know. But it's amazing that they really made more stunts back then even they didn't have digital effects to make it easier.
Then the car... 90% of people in internet have knocked Mustang down as role of KITT.
I don't have anything against Mustang it could be a fine car for the role but they should been customize it more. There should be the extra part on cars nose to make it more aerodynamic. Say what you want but it is the imago of KITT and it's not 80's it could been done modern style.
Making the car look like that is same like cutting ears off on Batman's mask.
But that's how I felt about the outfit of the car. The inside look was great. It was modern and they made a great face lift for the voicebox.
I hope that Ford understands that they have their commercial value done and they would give a permission to customize the car more.
So better storyline, more action and less facelift for the car. Then I'm happy.