Turbo Kid

2023
turbo kid

Turbo Kid is, without a doubt, the most fun I’ve had watching any movie in 2015. I was able to see it at a midnight screening during SXSW, with the filmmakers and their posse in tow. From the time the film begins until the time ends, Turbo Kid is a thrill ride that’s loaded with fun and over-the-top gore.

Turbo Kid is a love letter to children of the 80s and 90s, and a throwback to the wonderfully insane films of that era. Everything is heightened and everything is crazy. Turbo Kid is the kind of movie that you fall in love with instantly. In a year that’s been pretty awesome in terms of action movies (Kingsman, Mad Max, Ant-Man, Furious 7, et al.), it’s Turbo Kid that sits atop my list as my favorite film from 2015.

Turbo Kid combines charm, style, and storytelling in a way that few movies ever approach. The three directors (The RKSS Collective: Fran├žois Simard, Anouk Whissell, and Yoann-Karl Whissell) have created something truly special with this film. It’s as close to a live-action comic book that you’ll see, with a delightful pairing of lead characters. Munro Chambers is great as the titular Kid, but it’s Laurence Leboeuf who steals the show as Apple. I have lots of movie crushes, but she’s so good in this role that it’s impossible to not fall in love with her.

Turbo Kid makes its way to VOD — and to select theaters — this Friday. If you love movies, if you love comic books, if you love the 1980s, you owe it to yourself to watch this movie. I can’t emphasize enough how much I wholly and completely love this movie. It is, without a doubt, worth your time.

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