Turbo 2013 Review: Funny and Entertaining
A freak accident might just help an everyday garden snail achieve his biggest dream: winning the Indy 500.
After a freak accident infuses him with the power of super-speed, Turbo (phim hoat hinh) kicks into overdrive and embarks on an extraordinary journey to achieve the seemingly impossible: competing in the world’s fastest race, the Indianapolis 500. With the help of his tricked-out streetwise snail crew, this ultimate underdog puts his heart and shell on the line to prove that no dream is too big, and no dreamer too small.
Ok, Turbo (Tay Dua Sieu Toc) is not good, but hear me out. I enjoyed it more than I ever expected to and that’s mostly due to the weird twists and turns it takes once Turbo meets the two brothers running the taco truck. I mean, the line “you’re supposed to be out there selling tacos! Not racing snails!” is just pure gold. There are multiple lines between these two bros that read like dialogue from Black Dynamite. Whether it was intentional or not, I have no idea. But it made me laugh
Bill Hader’s accent is extremely inconsistent and sounds like 6 different dialects rolled into one. The side characters are like cardboard cutouts of people just brought along for the ride. The emotional moments are dull and unearned. They really should have leaned more into the absurdism of the plot like Bee Movie did.
From the get go it’s the most cliched and tired idea for a childrens story you can think of; the poor man’s Ratatouille if you will. But the journey to each predictable beat was bizarre and entertaining enough to keep my attention. This Film (Review Phim) just dumb fun.