Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Film Review: Turbo
While watching this, I kept thinking of "Robots," another charmless CGI cartoon made up of pieces of other, better CGI films. We got some "Ratatouille," some "Cars," and the premise of "The Incredible Mr. Limpett."
A snail who dreams of being a speed demon gets sucked into a nitrous oxygen tank which instead of killing him instantly, makes him super speedy. He then hooks up with the owners of the shops at a down-on-its-luck mini mall who put their money together so he can race at the Indianapolis 500. And there's lots of talk of believing in your dreams.
It was just so by the numbers, I was nodding off early on.
The line that sums it all up: "There's nothing in the rule book that says a snail can't race in the Indianapolis 500."