Knight Rider 2000 (1991) David Hasselhoff, Edward Mulhare, Susan Norman, Carmen Argenziano Movie Review

Knight Rider 2000 (1991)   2/52/52/52/52/5

David Hasselhoff in Knight Rider 2000 (1991)

Light Knight Rider

In the year 2000 guns have been outlawed with even the police using stun guns rather than weapons whilst criminals are stored in cryogenic chambers. But it seems that some one has ordered the release of one major criminal who gets his hands on real guns. With the Knight Foundation facing opposition from politicians over their freelance policing operation Devon manages to talk Michael to come out of retirement to help fight crime once again. Unfortunately Kitt has been disassembled and so Michael has to place the Kitt computer system in his classic car. He also finds himself with a new partner, a former female cop who was shot in the head and now has a computer chip belonging to Kitt embedded in her brain.

How to describe "Knight Rider 2000"; strip down the original !Knight Rider" to David Hasselhoff, the voice of Kitt and some wires whilst combining it with an idea which feels pinched from "Robocop" as we have a wounded cop with a computer chip in her brain and her vague memories being key to what is going on. As to what is going on, well that involves a bunch of dirty cops who are working with an escaped criminal. Quite simply this isn't the "Knight Rider" I and many grew up on and as such it is disappointing.

But whilst "Knight Rider 2000" was not a patch on the original series it is still kind of entertaining, that is if you enjoy bad b-movies. From the weak special effects, limited action to bad dialogue it is riddled with issues yet some how these issues help to make it enjoyably bad. It is the same with the acting as there isn't a good performance in the whole movie yet in being weak they strangely entertain,

What this all boils down to is that "Knight Rider 2000" is not very good as a movie version of "Knight Rider" but still kind of entertaining in a bad movie sort of way.