Directed by: David Soren
Voice acting by: Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Michael Pina, Samuel L. Jackson, Bill Hader, Luis Guzman, Snoop Dogg and Ken Jeong
A misfit snail with a need for speed strives to earn a slot in the Indy 500 in this adrenaline-charged adventure for the entire family. Turbo (voice of Ryan Reynolds) may live life at a snail's pace, but his dreams charge along at light speed. Whenever Turbo closes his eyes, he sees himself zooming past the checkered flag at the Indianapolis 500, and leaving all of his competitors in the dust. Unfortunately for Turbo, all of his fellow snails -- including his brother Chet (Paul Giamatti) -- seem to savor the slow life. Then, one day, it happens: Turbo is methodically making his way across a freeway overpass when he is suddenly sucked into the intake valve of a speeding muscle car. His molecular structure altered by the volatile nitrous oxide that fuels the car, Turbo gains the ability to travel at speeds up to 200 miles per hour.
DreamWorks is the same folks who've brought the world previous films like Kung Fu Panda, The Croods, Madagascar, MegaMind and my all-time favorite How to Train Your Dragon. So when it comes to animation, dialog, storyline and adventure, I've certainly set my expectation bar high. To date, it's consistently been met. Turbo, from beginning to end, had me entertained and enjoying the fast paced ride until the checker flag waved.
It's an underdog story that's sure to warm your heart and make the hefty box office ticket price feel worth it.
The theme they strive to bring home is no matter how big or small you are, if you set your mind to something it can be accomplished. I think this positive message is one that kids of all ages should learn to live by. You can absolutely give up and throw in the towel when obstacles appear, or you can climb for the stars and push yourself to achieve greatness. Little Turbo was an awesome teacher of this message!
Backed up by some fantastically kooky characters, shout-out to my boy White Shadow, had me laughing until it hurt and bopping my head to the beat of their whacky base drums. The film makers had a ton of fun putting this one together and it clearly shows. There was a consistent theme of understanding the comedy and never trying to force feed the audience to laugh, or cry, at certain queues.
Overall, I walked away completely entertained by this colorful tale of adventure!
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