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After Turbo the Snail's improbable win at the Indianapolis 500, the superfast racer finds his life forever changed after he returns from his victory tour. Namely, Tito, his human companion, has built Starlite City, a massive miniature city with an elaborate adjoining race track for Turbo and his fellow snails to live and race in. However, Turbo finds his new life no less hectic as he and his friends face new rivals of all varieties eager to take the champion on. Regardless of the danger, Turbo and his colleagues of the Fast Action Stunt Team are ready for the challenge.Written by
Kenneth Chisholm (firstname.lastname@example.org)
First of all let me clarify - the movie is not bad, it does have great graphics and effects, but did not impressed me at all. So I was more than skeptical about the TV series, but since I showed the movie to my two-year-old son, decided to give the TV series a try anyway.
I was more than impressed with the TV series. Especially the first 3 episodes (currently saw the first 6 episodes from season 1), because they lack violence and it's pure racing fun. Speaking of violence they introduced some creepy insects (my son got scared of the spiders in one of the episodes, so careful with the little kids!), but in general Turbo FAST are super-fun to watch series.
The funny thing is these do not have the superior graphics of the actual movie, but the story is much more interesting and fun. Basically every episode features a race with a different rival with often very funny characteristics. There might be an additional task, like a mini-quest or fight or character dilemma, but in general the series are about the race and this time all the snails do race.
The most important thing is that this movie features very distinct characters and this is what's most catchy here. Every character is projected with unique features, tag lines, moves and look and it makes it a fun journey to the viewer to discover the characters bit by bit in every episode.
What is real fun is that they do incorporate here and there some mild adult fun, making joke of known pop-culture phenomena, like for example "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" (1977) and so on (won't go into details for not to spoil anyone).
In general watching "Turbo FAST", gives the feeling of watching "Dexter's Laboratory" (1996) very much - same short, funny and fast- action packed style of show, except "Turbo FAST" seems funnier to me.
And one more important thing - the music is much better than the music on the movie. It is a blend of pop and western-movie- soundtrack (think of Ennio Morricone), so expect some ear candies here.
Basically I love everything about these series, starting even with the title sequence. It's just what TV series should be - short, cool and fun, not necessarily with great graphics and effects - pack a cool story with cool music and let the people have fun watching it.
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