Adventurous and inspired, Theo moves out of his comfort zone to explore his surroundings and one day, accidentally falls into the engine of a car that contains nitrous oxide. And lo and behold, he gets magically transformed from a sluggish to a speedy snail. With this sudden power of speed, he longs to realise his dream of being a car racer. He rechristens himself as Turbo and parades himself before his clan. But will he crash and burn into the real world? This is the question thrown in by his colleagues and brother.
Soon circumstances make him move away from home to a run-down
strip mall into the care of Tito, a truck driver selling tacos,
whose hobby is snail racing. On noticing Turbo's speed, Tito is
kicked into making Turbo participate in the Indianapolis 500 car
rally. Turbo's protective older brother, Chet worries that Turbo is
aiming too high in thinking he can become a speed demon. But Turbo
chants his mantra, which his hero, Guy repeatedly expresses "No
dream is too big".
As Turbo takes up this challenge, his worried brother Chet asks
him: "What happens if you wake up tomorrow and find most of your
power gone?" Turbo replies: "I'll make the most of it today".
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Plot And Narration Of Turbo
The plot smoothly progresses, interrupting periodically for
musical montages featuring rap tunes. But the scenarios witnessed
also bring along strong feelings of deja vu. What different is this
snail who longs to be a racer from a rodent who longs to be a chef
in Ratatouille? Or that building up to a big auto race set in
Indianapolis different from one set in Cars and at the very end,
there's even a brief nod to Transformers.
What Makes Turbo Appealing?
But the contrast in the premise is what makes Turbo
appealing. Especially, a snail tracking in excess of 200 mph is
absurd but in Turbo this is made believable.
Voiceovers For Turbo
The cocky yet vulnerable energy that Ryan Reynolds gives the
little snail Turbo, works wonder. Giamatti as Chet, Samuel L.
Jackson as Whiplash and Michael Pena as Tito are excellent. The
fellow snail racers voiced by Maya Rudolph, Snoop Dogg, Samuel L.
Jackson and owners of establishments in the mall, voiced by Richard
Jenkins, Ken Jeong and Michelle, just fit the bill.
Director David Soren, in his first animated feature, manages to
keep things moving faster than a speeding TURBO. The script manages
to create a very entertaining ride with the 3D element. Kids are
bound to love this film, as for the adults they would find
Turbo a bit trivial.
Turbo Cast & Crew
Director: David Soren
Voiceovers: Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Maya Rudolph, Bill Hader, Luis GuzmAin, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Pena, Ken Jeong, Richard Jenkins, Snoop Dogg and Michelle Rodriguez