THE PLOT THUS FAR
A freak accident might just help an everyday garden snail achieve his biggest dream: winning the Indy 500.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
“Turbo” is about Theo, a garden snail obsessed about car racing and being fast. He accidentally ingests nitrous oxide and develops amazing race car powers. A luckless taco shop owner Tito picks Theo up for his hobby of racing snails, and discovers Theo’s incredible speedy abilities. Eventually, Theo (now re-named Turbo) actually qualifies to race against his racing idol, the five-time champion Guy Gagne, in the Indianapolis 500. Can this phenomenal little snail now finally fulfill his dream of winning a big league car race?
The visuals are filled with neon which tends to be a cheap way to try and make things look cool but admittedly it does look quite good here. I do like the neon snail trail ‘Turbo’ leaves and how it follows the coils in his shell. Although the fact his little body made all sorts of car noises and his eyes lit up as headlights was a bit too far for me. I did also find myself liking his fellow snail friends with their ridiculous shells, it was totally daft but kinda cute at the same time. The snail crew were actually really amusing I must admit, Samuel L. Jackson really makes the most of his well known loud aggressive persona which was funny coming from a little snail. The rest were kinda cliched with the obligatory hip hop snail in a small crew that were clearly a parody of the characters in ‘2 Fast 2 Furious’.
The Blu-Ray comes with a DVD copy, Digital Copy and Blu-Ray 2D and 3D transfers. Plus, we get featurettes and deleted scenes. The 1080p transfer is pretty strong for a film like this, alongside a superb DTS-HD 7.1 master audio track. The 3D transfer isn’t as deep as it is poppy and expansive. The sheer color scale is enough to almost melt your eyeballs. I promise that is a good thing. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase.
RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW!