Review: Turbo (2013)


A snail that run fast and enter a grandprix. Wow, a new, fresh idea that the director bring to the movie theater. Nice!! I know I’m a late bloomer, but seriously, I don’t have time to go to the theater so I wait for the release.

Okay, the story start with a snail named Theo (Ryan Reynolds) that dream to become faster and the F1 racer,Guy Gagné (Bill Hader) is his idol. His brother Chet (Paul Giamatti) does not always supportive of him. But, he always defended him in front of their boss due to Theo’s recklessness. Until one day, Theo got a superpower from a nitrogen liquid in a race car. The story progresses where his brother and Theo meet Tito (Michael Peña) and Theo was exposed to world of racing. He realize that he was not the only one that dream of becoming a fast snail. He met Whiplash (Samuel L. Jackson), Smooth Move (Snoop Dogg), Burn (Maya Rudolph), Skidmark (Ben Schwartz) and White Shadow (Mike Bell). These snails thought Theo a.k.a Turbo to become brave, courageous and speed. Turbo manage to enter Indy 500 and ultimately win the race but loses his superpower. At the end, Turbo doesn’t feel down or discourage seeing his companions still manage to be happy and stick to their dreams despite having lack of superpower. The movie ended with Turbo finally gaining his superpower back and happily racing with his friends.

Like most of the Western 3D movies, the storyline was linear but what make it interesting is the background. The little details behind the main story. Like, everyone just move on when their friend getting snatched by a crow or the shining surface of a race car. Something like that. The characters was well defined with each of their own personality. Turbo who like fast and seeing others as slow, Chet always worrying about Turbo yet always defending him. Whiplash acting like a leader and a crazy one. Smooth Move, well, smooth and his song was quite catchy. The moral values was quite obvious. Always love your family and have their back no matter what they are, always chase your dream, make friends and do not trust with what you see in TV.

In my opinion, Turbo was a great movie, with fresh idea and a lot of comedy. I’ll definitely watch this for a second time. See ya!!



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