Turbo Kid

‘Turbo Kid’ is modest midnight fun

‘Turbo Kid’ is a post-apocalyptic love letter to the action-horror genre. It looks and sounds wonderful, with the kind of world building you would expect from ‘80s film aficionados. Unfortunately, a lackluster script and bland leading performance prevent it from being more than just a pleasant trifle, but it’s a bloody fun way to spend your Saturday night.

Sundance 2015: ‘Turbo Kid’ is a blast from the gory and campy past

Turbo Kid is as if your favorite Saturday morning cartoon from the 80s got the most fucked up live action adaptation, and yes, that’s a compliment. Based off the short they did for The ABCs of Death, the film from Yoann-Karl Whissell, Anouk Whissell and François Simard takes place in an apocalyptic wasteland in 1997 where a young kid (Munro Chambers) becomes friends with a girl named Apple (Laurence Lebeouf). When Apple is captured by the evil overlord Zeus (Michael Ironside), the kid finds a superhero suit that gives him the powers to free Apple and save the wasteland.

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