Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Turbo Kid

DVD Release Date: 5th October 2015

In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, a comic book fan dons the persona of his favourite hero to save his enthusiastic friend and fight a tyrannical overlord (

Directors: Francois Simard, Anouk Whissell, Yoann-Karl Whissell 

Starring: Munro Chambers, Laurence Leboeuf, Edwin Wright, Aaron Jeffrey, Michael Ironside

Turbo Kid exudes the 80's. The music, the low-budget, the sparing yet untidy use of CGI. And it works. A lonesome kid (Munro Chambers), in post-apocalyptic wasteland, is a fan of Turbo Rider, a comic-book hero who eradicates evil. The Kid's new friend Apple (Laurence Leboeuf), and Kiwi hotshot Frederic (Aaron Jeffrey) take on ruthless ruler Zeus (Ironside), who's taken over the wastelands with a small army with a razor-wielding masked man (Edgar Wright). Sounds mad, and it is. The story's tight, flinging out twists and turns down a topsy-turvy path. Laurence and Chambers are cute, their bond growing stronger over a short period of time. Aaron Jeffrey provides the most laughs in this sci-fi comedy. And the blood. The blood reaches ridiculously high levels of insanity.

Imagine Mad Max, Tron, The Running Man and Braindead mixed together. The outcome would be Turbo Kid


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