Turbo Kid (2015)
Critic Consensus: A nostalgic ode to kids' movies of yesteryear, Turbo Kid eyes the past through an entertaining -- albeit surprisingly gory -- postmodern lens.
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as Giant Warrior
as Bounty Hunter
as Female Guard
as Frederic's Brother
as Bald Guard
as Guard #1
as Guard #2
as Guard #3
as Guard #4
as Guard #5
as Odd-Looking Man
as Old Lady
as Transgender Prostitute
as The Cook
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as Zeus' Chauffeur
as Bird Clan Leader
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as Father (voice)
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Critic Reviews for Turbo Kid
"Turbo Kid" isn't really more mature than its raw generic parts, nor is it clever enough to disarm viewers who want to regress to childhood without feeling guilty for that naive impulse.
Made for ironicists, Turbo Kid, in its endearingly goofy way, says good things about the power reserves of our childhood - an inner superhero we can call upon when needed.
The whole thing looks like it cost its writer-directors, François Simard, Anouk Whissell and Yoann-Karl Whissell, oh, maybe $1.98.
It may be that, while watching the nine-figure reboot of Mad Max, there was a part of you that yearned for the $1.98 version. If so, Turbo Kid is for you.
With nods to Mad Max and a fun synth soundtrack, Turbo Kid packs plenty of retro affection and loopy fun, but its over-the-top violence gets tiresome; think Monty Python's Black Knight on endless repeat.
Audience Reviews for Turbo Kid
The idea of a post-apocalyptic movie about people on bikes that looks and sounds entirely as if it was made in the 80s is awesome. And you can't blame a movie for its low budget. You can blame it for the rather unoriginal story it tells, though. While a lot of people seem ti give it a pass for its great soundtrack, nostalgic trash feeling or the incredible amount of blood and gore effects, the heart of the film feels a bit hollow and, worse, predictable. A guilty pleasure that could and should have dared to be more original.
As a throwback to a retro 1980s style, it is a pity that it looks so cheap and goofy as if made by someone who had just left film school without a dime in his pocket, but despite its flaws, it is an entertaining pastiche full of energy, with Leboeuf and Ironside stealing the show and obviously having a lot of fun.
"In the future," this one begins, "1997"... and its off to the excess races after that sublime proclamation in this postcard homage to those popcorn eaters of glorious youth when everything, even eating popcorn, was played bigger, larger than life, especially if it wasn't that at all. You'll need a raincoat for the buckets of corn syrupy blood splattered everywhere, and there's more android love here as a child of the wasteland fighting the corrupt powers that be, discovers a babe robot (Enough with the advertising, I'm ready for my babe robot right now!) in the process. Echoes of Mad Max Thunderdome just everywhere, too, especially the souped up hotrods everybody be riding. What's not to enjoy?
Turbo Kid Quotes
|Zeus:||I was designed by your kind. You made me what I am.|
|The Kid:||It was a mistake and I'm trying to fix it. That's what superheroes do.|
|Apple:||Feel the wrath of Mr. Gnome! Do you feel it? The wrath of Mr. Gnome!|
|The Kid:||Do you want to see something cool?|
|Apple:||I always want to see something cool.|
|Frederic:||You sure you want to leave? Where are you going to go?|
|The Kid:||To see what the rest of the wasteland looks like.|
|Frederic:||Well there's not much to see there kid.|
|The Kid:||I know.|
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