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A bit strange and not quite as funny as a lot of kids' movies, but still a fine movie, and definitely original.
on December 21, 2013
This movie is pretty original in concept. Who ever heard of a snail with super speed? Like most children's movie that are coming out these days, this movie boasts some superior animation, great voice acting, and lots of action. What it is lacking (in comparison to its peers) is copious amounts of humor. Laughs have become a staple of modern day movies for kids. After all, movie studios want to make movies that are entertaining for the adults as well as for the kids, since adults are the ones who are really going to shoot a movie down if they don't enjoy it. Unfortunately, Turbo is a bit short on laughs. I laughed a few times, but not nearly as much as I had hoped or expected to. This wasn't a movie that I walked out of the theater thinking "I've got to get this one for my kids when it comes out on Blu-ray." Since one of my kids requested it for Christmas, I did end up purchasing it, but honestly, I think watching it one time was OK for me. It isn't one I will look forward to sitting down and watching again with my kids.
If you are looking for an ideal movie to purchase for your kids, there are many better movies to pick other than this one. It's OK, but nothing terrific.