Review: The New KNIGHT RIDER on NBC

KNIGHT RIDER - Bruce Davison as Charles Graiman, Deanna Russo as Sarah Graiman, Justin Bruening as Mike Tracer

So I just finished watching the new KNIGHT RIDER on NBC with the new cast and car. Did the new movie deliver? Did it live up to the hype?

Sadly, I would have to say no. Now, don’t get me wrong! Knight Rider was pretty entertaining and the special effects were somewhat cool. However, the story was predictable and lacked some depth. I was not expecting “The Bourne Identity” but still.

I think that the 30 min of car chases throughout could have been replaced with cooler stunts. I was looking forward to seeing the classic KITT “Turbo Boost” or the car seat ejection. Jeez, was it too much to ask to get at least one “Turbo Boost”?

The acting was OK. I honestly think they did as much as they could with some of the weak lines that they had.

KNIGHT RIDER - Deanna Russo as Sarah Graiman, Justin Bruening as Mike Tracer

Verdict? Well, I still think that Knight Rider should get a series out of this. Done right, there is an opportunity to really make this show a true cult phenomenon once again. Just give the fans what they want: Good solid action, decent dialogue, and compelling stories.

Come on, Who’s with Me? Should NBC make Knight Rider into a show?

You can also check out our interviews with the cast and producer of Knight Rider here.