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Turbo Kid (2015)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 28 August 2015 (USA)
In a post-apocalyptic wasteland in 1997, a comic book fan adopts the persona of his favourite hero to save his enthusiastic friend and fight a tyrannical overlord.

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Plot unknown. A sequel to the '80s-inspired sci-fi action comedy, 'Turbo Kid'.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Munro Chambers ... The Kid
Laurence Leboeuf ... Apple
Michael Ironside ... Zeus
Edwin Wright ... Skeletron
Aaron Jeffery ... Frederick
Romano Orzari ... Bagu
Orphée Ladouceur-Nguyen ... Female Guard (as Orphée Ladouceur)
Steeve Léonard Steeve Léonard ... Scout
Yves Corbeil ... Turbo General
Evan Manoukian Evan Manoukian ... The Kid 7 Years Old
Anouk Whissell ... The Mother
François Simard ... The Father
Tyler Hall ... Bounty Hunter
Martin Paquette Martin Paquette ... Giant Warrior
Pierre Sigouin Pierre Sigouin ... Frederick's Brother
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Storyline

In a post-apocalyptic future, THE KID, a young solitary scavenger obsessed with comic books must face his fears and become a reluctant hero when he meets a mysterious girl named APPLE. Despite their efforts to keep to themselves, ZEUS, the sadistic and self-proclaimed leader of the Wasteland, plagues THE KID and APPLE. Armed with little more than blind faith and an ancient turbocharged weapon, THE KID learns of justice and friendship and embarks on an incredible journey to rid the Wasteland of evil and save the girl of his dreams.

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Canada | New Zealand | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 2015 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Thetford Mines, Québec, Canada See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$50,000, 30 August 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$50,000, 30 August 2015
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When Apple is giving The Kid his bowl of cereal the cereal name is "Soleil Vert" , Soleil Vert (Green Sun) is the French name of the movie Soylent Green (1973). See more »

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When Apple uses the View Master on her fourth click of the lever the photo wheel does not turn (look at the hole on the top, it does not move where it has before). See more »

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Apple: This is my gnome stick.
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No Tomorrow
Performed by Le Matos
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An Endearing Adventure w/ Campy Violence, Made with Love
26 February 2017 | by please_stand_bySee all my reviews

Turbo Kid is a fun little post-apocalyptic adventure, heavily evocative of certain landmark films from the 80's, particularly Mad Max; however, the creators do not rely on cheap references, but instead revel in the stylistic nuances of their influences to create something new and, for the most part, novel. Their love for what they are making is tangible throughout, giving the entire experience an earnest sincerity that most films, particularly those with a larger budget, simply don't have.

The film is quite bloody and violent, to an extent that could easily alienate viewers who are averse to such things; however, the violence is so incredibly campy and over the top so as to mostly be endearing, or even funny. That said, the film's main characters, The Kid and Apple, are so lovably innocent and optimistic that the overall tone remains lighthearted and fun. Their friendship gives the film a wonderful heart. The villains provide a good counterpoint, though they are fairly one-dimensional. The original music is also absolutely fantastic, matching the tone perfectly.

The world itself isn't developed much and occasionally the film's small budget becomes slightly detrimental to the viewer's immersion. The creators are mostly very clever with their budget though; all the characters riding bikes instead of driving cars is just adorable and matches the film's tone perfectly. The costumes and overall visual style are also top notch.

The amazing thing is that despite the silliness and low budget, this film still manages to have far more heart than most big budget films. It's a genuinely endearing and fun experience.


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