We Go Wednesday - Turbo Movie Review

We attended this screening through Allied Integrated Marketing and no compensation was provided. The information provided here is my own personal opinion. 

Turbo movie review

Dreamworks Animation’s Turbo hits theaters today and last weekend, we had the pleasure of attending a screening.

Turbo is a high-velocity 3D comedy about an underdog snail (voiced by Ryan Reynolds) who kicks into overdrive when he miraculously attains car-like abilities, including eyes that light up like headlights, a red-blinking shell akin to taillights, and of course, the power of super-speed .

This phenomenon is first noticed by Tito (Michael Peña), a taco truck driver who captures Turbo and his Niles Crane-like brother Chet (Paul Giamatti) and decides he would be an ideal vehicle to promote the struggling Dos Bros Tacos, which he operates with his more practical brother, Angelo (Luis Guzmán).

But after making fast friends with a crew of streetwise, tricked-out es-car-goes (Samuel L. Jackson, Snoop Dogg (err...Lion), Maya Rudolph, Michael Bell, Ben Schwartz), Turbo learns that no one succeeds on their own. So he puts his heart and shell on the line to help his pals achieve their dreams, before Turbo-charging his own impossible dream: winning the Indy 500.

Blinding kids at the screening...just noticed the very displeased gentleman 
I, and the kids found the silly characters hilarious, especially the character of White Shadow ("Whiittee....Shhhaddoow...) and long-suffering Chet, who is full of world-weary wisdom.  The biggest downer are the scenes with snails in serious peril, especially with the crows. Every time a snail was snatched up we all gasped...yes, circle of life and all, but still...

I really liked the movie's urban setting, awesome hip-hop and throwback jams soundtrack, and ethnically diverse cast from the leads down to the Korean nail shop owner.  The movie is a little heavy handed on the stereotypes but they are comfortable enough to embrace who they are.  If you are looking to hammer home the "No dream too big, no dreamer too small" credo to the kids, this movie is right up your alley.

Since Turbo is going to be a a hot theme on the party circuit, I did a roundup of party ideas over on  Today's Mama and a giveaway for a win a $50 movie prize pack!

We attended this screening through Allied Integrated Marketing and no compensation was provided. The information provided here is my own personal opinion.





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