Starring: Ryan Reynolds (The Croods), Paul Giamatti (Rock of Ages), Samuel L. Jackson (Django Unchained), Snoop Dogg, Michael Pena (Gangster Squad), Luis Guzman (The Last Stand), Bill Hader (TV’s ‘Saturday Night Live’), Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids), Ben Schwartz (I Hate Valentine’s Day), Richard Jenkins (Jack Reacher), Ken Jeong (The Hangover III), Michelle Rodriguez (Fast and Furious 6)
The movie centers around a snail named Turbo and how he wants to go fast. After letting down his family, he goes out and he gets injected with nitrous-oxide and now his wish comes true. He can go fast.
He and his brother Chet (Giamatti) get kicked out of their yard and end up being found by a human named Tito (Pena) who wants discovers Turbo’s speed. He tries to convince his brother, Angelo (Guzman) to use the snail for marketing, but Angelo says it won’t work.
Turbo meets the other snails in the new neighborhood and learns that they are just like him. They love speed. The unspoken leader of the pack, Whiplash (Jackson), makes Turbo see that just because he is faster then them, doesn’t mean he’s better then them.
Tito, with the help of the snails, is able to convince his neighbors in investing to get Turbo into the Indy-500. When they get there, after some hard work, they are able to get Turbo to get into the race.
On race day, Chet is nervous about Turbo’s race. He thinks that he’s going to get hurt, but Turbo wants to live in the moment and make the most of today.
There has been quite a few family movies released in the recent weeks, and a lot of the kids were looking forward to this one.
The movie is a typical Disney movie. It centers on a central character trying to follow his dream, even though everything is against him.
As Disney has been doing very well lately, they have been using a lot of colors in their movies. They have been merging the colors and it creates a very beautiful picture on the screen.
There were some parts of the movie that kind of, dragged. It was obvious that during those parts it was losing the attention of the younger generation. In the theaters, I could hear the kids starting to get restless and it didn’t calm until the race started. I think that if the movie showed him racing more, it might have held their attention.
Overall, it’s an ok movie to see with your family, but it might be worth waiting until it’s on DVD. The racing scenes were the best part, but unfortunately there are few and far in between. While a lot of movies lately have been trying to attract all generations, this one had a large focus on the younger generation. The best family movies are the ones that everyone in the family would be able to enjoy. Unfortunately, this is not it.