For The Love Of Mike
In the car, KITT apologizes for his "brusque" phone demeanor and his "tardiness," all the while nimbly dodging undergrads on campus walkways. Sarah manages despite the centrifugal force whipping her back and forth to ask what's going on; KITT hasn't formed a theory on that yet. Nor is he certain that Graiman is really dead. Come on, KITT -- a system that advanced, and you don't have IMDb bookmarked? Bruce Davison is in this movie and we haven't seen him yet. Do the math. KITT continues careening through the remarkably empty Stanford campus, explaining that "hostiles" breached the mansion perimeter, which triggered a very specific program. Asian Henchman leaps out in front of KITT and starts shooting, so KITT has to slam on the brakes while Sarah cringes away from the bullets; then he takes off again, and Sarah's like, "Who are these guys?" Same guys who broke into the mansion, KITT tells her, as the rest of the bad guys pile into a Ford Focus to follow KITT. KITT, meanwhile, notes (with the help of a Lawnmower Man graphic) that Sarah's heart rate and respiration are elevated. "Gee, ya think?" Sarah snaps. Well, seriously. Shut(t) up, KITT. Sarah asks if KITT has a name. Graiman, not the most original thinker, dubbed him the Knight Industries Three Thousand, but Sarah can call him "3 Thou." Just kidding. She can call him "KITT," uh duh, and you know, I understand why they have to do all this exposition and why it's nineteen minutes into the movie before we officially learn the car's name, and yet, I...don't really understand why they have to do that, actually, because...we know the car's name. Everyone watching the movie knows the car's name; everyone watching the movie either watched the original Knight Rider, or knows the references, because if we didn't, we wouldn't care enough to bother with this new one in the first place. Yeah, the movie's doing double duty as a pilot, but it's not like anybody watching just went, "Ohhhhh, I thought it was that other black car that drives itself." Amish tweens figured that shit out the minute KITT turned on his little whchoo whchoo heartlight, come on.