turbo-reviewNo dream is too big and no dreamer is too small. Based on this encouraging thought, the latest venture from Dreamworks Animation; Turbo is an entertaining one time watch. The basic idea is somewhat recurring like what we have seen in films like Kung Fu Panda, where the main character is desperate to become something that is practically impossible.  But the makers have worked on the minute details of having a snail as the main lead and have included some creative humor.

Theo aka Turbo is a snail who is a diehard fan of speed and racing. He aspires to go fast but the surroundings and circumstances never really support him and make fun of his weird dream. One day Theo goes to the city and happens to crash into the machinery of a sports car supported with Nitrous booster. Some severe changes happen to Theo and his speed increases dramatically. The movie is basically about the incidents that happen after this transformation which actually takes Theo to the racing circuit he always dreamt.

What are entertaining are those minute gestures and details that were used in setting up the snail lifestyle. Snail drills, the reaction of the snails when one of them is taken away by the crows, the way they hide from the boy etc are pretty pleasing. There aren’t any big surprises in the narrative to keep you excited, but the fun is clearly there for the offering.

The content, as I said is that typical formula we have seen in many of these Animation flicks. The humor is impressive. The animation standard is good and some shots like the plane landing, car racing etc were quite realistic. Some impressive star cast is there in the dubbing section including Ryan Reynolds as Turbo, Snoop Dogg and the great Samuel L Jackson.

It’s a good one to go and watch with your kids. There is enough to make you happy but a little less to surprise you fully. I am giving 3/5 for this speedy snail.

Final Thoughts


Green: Recommended Content

Orange: The In-Between Ones

Red: Not Recommended


By Aswin Bharadwaj

Founder and editor of Lensmen Reviews.

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