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Turbo (2013)

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A freak accident might just help an everyday garden snail achieve his biggest dream: winning the Indy 500.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan Reynolds ... Turbo (voice)
Paul Giamatti ... Chet (voice)
Michael Peña ... Tito (voice)
Samuel L. Jackson ... Whiplash (voice)
Luis Guzmán ... Angelo (voice)
Bill Hader ... Guy Gagné (voice)
Snoop Dogg ... Smoove Move (voice)
Maya Rudolph ... Burn (voice)
Ben Schwartz ... Skidmark (voice)
Richard Jenkins ... Bobby (voice)
Ken Jeong ... Kim Ly (voice)
Michelle Rodriguez ... Paz (voice)
Mario Andretti Mario Andretti ... Dos Bros Customer / Race Official (voice)
Mike Bell ... White Shadow (voice) (as Michael Patrick Bell)
Aidan Andrews ... Bike Boy (voice)
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Storyline

After a freak accident infuses him with the power of super-speed, Turbo 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. Written by DreamWorks Animation

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild action and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 July 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$135,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,312,625, 21 July 2013

Gross USA:

$83,028,128

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$282,570,682
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DreamWorks Animation See more »
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The ninth computer-animated film with a female character voiced by a male in this case with Kim Ly, after Monsters, Inc. (2001) with Roz, Shrek 2 (2004) with Doris, The Incredibles (2004) with Edna Mode, Robots (2005) with Madame Gasket, Madagascar (2005) with a Spider, Chicken Little (2005) with Goosey Loosey, Shrek the Third (2007) with Mabel, and Shrek Forever After (2010) with some of Rumpelstiltskin's witch minions. See more »

Goofs

During the race, Gagné is shown blocking Turbo by weaving left and right so Turbo can't get around him. In the Indy league, as well as most professional and amateur racing sanctioning bodies, this is considered illegal and Gagné would've been black-flagged and brought in to the pits for a penalty. You are allowed one lateral move and that's it, a 2nd move is considered "blocking" and is illegal. See more »

Quotes

Chet: Theo, what happens if you wake up tomorrow, and your powers are gone? Hm? What then?
Turbo: Then I better make the most of today.
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Crazy Credits

A scene in the end credits shows the "can't tuck" snail attempting to tuck once more. He successfully does, but ends up stuck in his own shell. See more »

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Referenced in Sports Jeopardy!: Episode #3.10 (2016) See more »

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Krazy (Spanish Version)
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Performed by Pitbull featuring Lil Jon
Courtesy of Polo Grounds Music / RCA Records / MR. 305
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
Lil' Jon appears courtesy of TVT Records / The Orchard
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Snail in Full Speed
27 July 2013 | by aaronjbongSee all my reviews

"Turbo" may not be the most original or inventive animated film ever but it's a good time and pretty fun. The story is pretty simple and one that a little child can imagine. But the way it delivers the story is gorgeous. It has lovable characters and sense of humor.

Theo (who prefers to be called Turbo) is a garden snail who lives as an outsider among his snail community. His dream of becoming the Indianapolis 500 champion makes him an outcast and his obsession with speed brings embarrassment to his brother, Chet. However, after an unexpected accident, Theo is granted incredible speed and also inherits some characteristics of an actual car (headlights, radio).

He is then taken by a chubby guy named Tito. Tito and his brother Angelo own a taco shop that is struggling. The other tenants in the area are also facing the same problem. Tito has this idea of registering Turbo into the Indy 500 in order to help his business prosper. And there are also other snails who become Turbo's buddies.

"Turbo" may not have as much depth as some of the animated masterpieces. But "Turbo" doesn't aim in being that. It wants to become a fun-filled adventure about a freaking-fast snail racing in the midst of an array of monstrous cars. And it doesn't disappoint. It's enjoyable, slick and plenty of fun.

The characters are likable too. Turbo is ambitious, funny, and adventurous. All the qualities of a fun character are embodied in him. Chet, his brother, is caring and more cautious but is also adorable in some moments. The other snails are also plenty of fun due to their ridiculous antics. Besides the mollusks, we also have the human characters. Tito, with his large build, is extremely chubby and funny. Tito's other friends are also a joy to watch.

"Turbo" also has a great sense of humor. I had a blast watching this film. Not all the jokes work, but most of them do. But I do want to mention that there's a joke concerning crows snatching one snail at a time, and to me it seems a bit extreme because the idea of a snail being eaten by a crow is kinda creepy, don't you think? Or maybe it's just me. But the bottom line is "Turbo" is plenty of fun to watch.

The animation is not the best I've seen but it's pretty good. It possesses beautiful sets and the colors are fluorescent. The voice cast was excellent too and Ryan Reynolds did a great job lending his voice to Turbo.

"Turbo" is a fun and rollicking adventure and it is plenty of joy to watch these lovable characters see what they're up to. Just don't expect too much from it and don't expect it to be a masterpiece.

Rating: 7/10

Final Verdict: It may not be original but "Turbo" is a hell of a roller-coaster ride that will provide plenty of joy and laughs with its lovable characters.


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