Directed by the trio of filmmakers known as Roadkill Superstar (François Simard, Anouk Whissell and Yoann-Karl Whissel) and produced by Ant Timpson (ABCs of Death) and Jason Eisener (Hobo with a Shotgun), Turbo Kid is a film that takes place is the "post-apocalyptic future of 1997" and is essentially a live action video game from the 1980s and 1990s. The film is jam packed with various pop culture references, with Turbo Kid himself being highly reminiscent of Mega Man.
Turbo Kid is full to the brim with over-the-top blood and gore, which includes people exploding when punched with Turbo Kid's super glove or the multiple rotable saw blades shot by Skeletron. The film also features quite a bit of comedy, much of which is provided by Laurence Leboeuf's somewhat absent-minded character of Apple. Then of course there's the great Michael Ironside being gleefully evil as the lead antagonist Zeus. While Turbo Kid is not a flawless film, it is still a very fun and very gory post-apocalyptic adventure.
★ ★ ★ ★ 1/2 | REALLY LIKED IT
- Fri, July 31, 11:55 PM - Concordia Hall Theatre