Maksim's Review of Turbo

  • 10 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

    Turbo (2013)

    Colorful, cheerful and with the most unusual main character, Turbo is a mildly entertaining family adventure, which unfortunately does not really bring anything original to the audience. Borrowing heavily from cartoons such as "Cars" and "Ratatouille", this animation surely has the ability to please the kids and their parents while it will never really become an unforgettable animated classic.

    Almost an escargots-meeting-cars delivery, the movie tells the story of the Snail who has always dreamed of becoming a race driver and who by a miraculous chance receives the ability to actually race. Supported by his snail friends and a taco-guy , Turbo is determined to achieve his dream and to race at Indie 500. All of this is told in a very entertaining and partially touching way, spiced up by a very good dose of innocent humor. Although, the story seems absurd (a snail racing together with racing cars) it captivates and truly delivers the entertainment it promises. One of the main reasons for the relatively charming story is the excellent cast which is voicing Turbo. With the completely unexpected, but fresh performance of Ryan Reynolds as Turbo, David Soren's animation has found an actor whose voice is probably the biggest asset of the movie.

    As mentioned, Turbo is far from being a top-tier animated delivery. Its lack of real originality partially hurts the movie, but thanks to the vivid colors and overall freshness it manages to become an enjoyable family entertainment.

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