Turbo Kid (2015)

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Film Review


Information

Director(s):

François Simard
Anouk Whissell
Yoann-Karl Whissell

Notable Cast:

Munro Chambers
Laurence Leboeuf
Michael Ironside
Edwin Wright
Aaron Jeffery
Romano Orzari

Studio(s):

EMA Films
Timpson Films

Country of Origin:

Canada, New Zealand

Release Date:

October 2015 (UK)

Rated:

18

Running Time:

93 Minutes

Genre(s):

Action
Adventure
Apocalypse
Retro

External Links:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3672742/
https://www.facebook.com/TurboKidmovie/
http://turbo-kid.com/

Back in 2012 a horror anthology was released called the ABCs of Death (review to come…). This was a collaboration of numerous international producers and directed by notorious filmmakers from across the world.

Each had a letter of the alphabet and were given free reign to come up with a word for each letter involving death.

A competition was run by Drafthouse to find the the 26th Director. One of these entries was by Anouk Whissell, François Simard and Yoann-Karl Whissell called T is for Turbo. What followed was a glorious 5 and a half minute tribute to the apocalyptic wasteland flicks of the 80s and 90s.

3 years later came the instant cult classic Turbo Kid.

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Having followed these guys since their original short wonder, I was ecstatic when I heard they were making a full movie of this and this was only enhanced when the mighty Michael Ironside was announced!

I grew up watching the likes of Mad Max, Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (also starring Ironside), Escape from New York (and LA), Fist of the North Star (Anime), BMX Bandits, Hardware and many more, with Turbo Kid bringing me right back to that era past gone.

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Kicking it off with the awesome soundtrack. Hitting you right from the start, the OST produced by Le Matos is a magical wonder and sounds great coming from my home cinema setup! It perfectly compliments the film’s setting, characters and story similar to Kavinsky’s Nightcall from the movie Drive.

How these guys have managed to keep that retro tone is fantastic. had it not been for the crisp clean visuals and sound this could easily have passed for a VHS classic!

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Of all the films I’ve seen this year this is by far one of favourites and right up there with Kung Fury and Predator Dark Ages.

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So I won’t spoil it for you any further by going on about the plot or the other elements of the film, I just urge you to buy it as you won’t be disappointed!


Trailer

Turbo Kid (2015)

Verdict

  • Awesome Soundtrack
  • Pure Nostalgia
  • Great Gore Effects
  • Negatives?
  • Hahaha you have to be kidding right?
9/10

A perfect homage to the wasteland films from years gone past. Bringing retro back is cool and glad that films like this bring it to a new audience. Enjoy!

– Cult Film Reviews