#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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.
Plot: In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, an orphaned teen must battle a ruthless warlord to save the girl of his dreams.
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> Inspired by the comics to defeat an enemy.
It was made in the style of the 80s movie and the story sets in the future, that mean in the late 90s. If your childhood were the 90s, probably you would have seen plenty of the 80s sci-fi films and this one is dedicated to the fans of that era. Kind of semi-superhero movie like ‘Super’ and ‘Defendor’. Other than that this film has nothing to do with ‘New Kids Turbo’ and its sequel ‘Nitro’ as I initially presumed it might the third in the series.
I thought it was a pretty cool flick, so much fun. Sort of replicates the recent ‘Mad Max’ film, but both the flicks came into the production at a same time and this one is not all about the chasing or even a road flick. So I think it just inspired by the previous trilogy from that franchise, where automobiles are replaced by the BMXes here. Kind of eco-friendly movie!
As the many post-apocalyptic themes depicted, this one as well prioritised about a regional conflict for the source of water. A territory where a ruthless man controlled it and he kills who pose a threat to his crown. There comes an act of revenge from a boy and a girl along a man who challenge him. Who’s going to that win the battle is what the finale of the movie.
> “A man never knows how strong he is
> until being strong is the only choice he has.”
The first impression was the movie is for all, especially for the kids, but once the action parts begin to take place, my stance has changed. There are no high-end stunts, but too much of blood and gore. Although, nothing was so serious, somehow keeps entertaining and sometimes slightly disgusting, but the momentum was held at a moderate pace throughout the film.
The character Apple was so sweet and cute who actually lifted the movie’s spirit with her funny, bubbly part, but also disappoints to learn the what’s her kind is. Pretty much she helped to bring faintly a romantic atmosphere around which I was not expected. A simple story and a simple twist with the good characters and the fine supporting visuals.
Definitely an above average, but still not that awesome, excepting it is very enjoyable for the first watch. The filmmakers were the quite newcomers, but proved enough with their abilities, under a limited budget to give an acceptable standard flick. If you are okay with the B flicks, then it won’t upset you, except you are not familiar with those types. I think it will hit a cult status moving into the next decade and so on among the B movie fans.
Now who would think that the kiddie-inspired, Science Fiction post-apocalyptic ‘Turbo Kid’ could motivate one’s appetite for nostalgic cheese-ridden action yarns? Well, the directing/writing trio of Francois Simard, Yoann-Karl Wissell and Anouk Wissell deliver the devilish gaudy goods in this frolicking futuristic fantasy that begs for audiences to reminisce about such off-beat and clichéd guilty pleasures that are so goofy-minded and gory but infectiously high-spirited for one’s disturbed liking.
Instinctively, ‘Turbo Kid’ looks to shrewdly ridicule the jolting junk cinema with its homage to such trashy treasures ranging from the lopsided likes of gems ‘The New Barbarians’ and 2019, ‘After The Fall Of New York’ to even saluting high-minded 80’s roguish schlock such as the international cult favorite ‘The Road Warrior’. Fortified with kinetic kookiness and an off-kilter preference for its cockeyed convictions, ‘Turbo Kid’ generates an appealing penchant for cheeky outlandishness that we all relish in our taste for low-grade, salacious cinema.
Astutely, ‘Turbo Kid’ sets out to do what it is compelled to do and that is to trigger the hungry imagination for yesteryear’s yearning for those gloriously cheapened, low-budgeted cornball capers that oddly registered with the fanboys’ appreciation for convoluted, sensationalistic big screen cheeseball escapism that this unruly genre provided on many occasions for the sanctioned unintentional chuckles. The gruesome threesome of Simard and the Wissells refreshingly never shy away from the bombastic serving of violence and hokey-minded hedonism that are the true trademark of throwaway entertainment at its finest.
As the lone wolf adolescent in the distant future of 1997, the orphaned Kid (‘Degrassi: The Next Generation’s Munro Chambers) survives in a tattered world defaced by ominous components of Mother Nature (namely acid rain) and the aftermath results of nuclear destruction. The existence for The Kid, frankly speaking, is bleak and nothing to write home about enthusiastically. Nevertheless, he keeps himself engaged with what he likes to do consistently whether it is chilling out in his bomb shelter-style quarters, riding freely on his BMX bike or browsing comic books–particularly his favorite issue of ‘Turbo Man’ .
Of course things become quite interesting for The Kid when he meets up with the ever-so-quirky Apple (Laurence Labeouf), a young woman whose strangeness and mysterious backstory becomes an attractive magnet for the soon-to-be daring hero. The opportunity arises for The Kid to show his heroic chops (much like his idol Turbo Man) when his galpal Apple’s safety is jeopardized by resident fiend Zeus (Michael Ironside). Not only does the diabolical Zeus kidnap Apple but looks to manipulate and dictate the region’s precious water supply. Naturally, this does not sit well with the miffed Kid as he already harbors resentment towards Zeus based on past unkind dealings with the Villainous One.
As luck would have it The Kid discovers what appears to be Turbo Man’s powered costume and arsenal of skills. Conveniently, this is enough to transform the youngster into a formidable force to take on the dastardly Zeus, restore the honor of the loopy Apple and save the day in general. Not too bad for a wandering cad that escaped his reality in a reliable comic book only to become a real-life comic book rescuer in the form of his worshiped mentor Turbo Man.
Sure, the mayhem and mockery is indeed over-the-top and as lame as the proceedings are in reality one still cannot stop from looking away. ‘Turbo Kid’, with its bloody wackiness in tow, toasts its creative absurdity proudly. The corrosive camp factor works because the mindset is geared for unapologetic subversion into a flagrant fantasy that wears its badge of debauchery with sordid honor. The exaggerated and bizarre displays of colorful chaos as drowned out in crazy-minded outfits, challenging bike chases, manufactured doom-and-gloom predicaments and the basic plodding of good versus evil make ‘Turbo Kid’ an ambitiously naughty and boisterous delight. Clearly, the filmmakers demonstrate their affinity for the aforementioned off-balanced furious-minded fluff of the 80s and early 90s that invaded video shelves the same way weary soldiers approached the unknown shores of Normandy. Combative, unconventional and guaranteed to impale one’s exposed guts on a spiked iron fence ‘Turbo Kid’ is weird and wonderful if only for the afterglow of basking in the art of dimwitted decadence so lovingly realized in the not-so-forgettable impulsive retro flicks of shining shame from the years past.
Turbo Kid (2015)
1 hr 33 mins.
Starring: Munro Chambers, Laurence Labeouf, Michael Ironside, Edwin Wright, Romano Orzari and Aaron Jeffery
Directed by: Francois Simard, Anouk Wissell and Yoann-Karl Wissell
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Genre: Science Fiction/Post Apocalyptic Action and Adventure
Critic’s rating: *** stars (out of 4 stars)
Set your expectations right!
I don’t really have any previous knowledge of most of the actors or seen or heard anything prior to watching the movie apart from the trailer.
I won’t go into plot details as there are other reviews that did that way better.
What I do want to say though is: set your expectations right!!! If you liked what you saw in the trailer, hey…if you liked the poster and know what “homage” means as a genre then go see it! But if you are not aware of those things….please don’t come back here giving ratings of 1 and saying how bad this movie was.
It’s one of those artsy movies that you’d better watch on your own in my opinion. The universe is very captivating. The characters are likable and relatable. They are pure and innocent in a way. There is no nudity in the movie. And the gore is 80’s style, but you could probably go with a tween or a teen. It’s way safer than what Hollywood offers to that audience.
I really enjoyed the movie. If you have open mind, some time and know what to expect it’s a nice treat at the beginning of the autumn. If some of those things do not apply to you, then you’d probably skip or leave the cinema.
Fans of 1970s and 80s B-movie future schlock will really get a charge out of “Turbo Kid”.
Let’s make a movie about the future, but set it in the past and make it look like it was set even further in the past. That could’ve been the pitch for “Turbo Kid” (NR, 1:33) – and that’s just one of many interesting and unusual things that there are to learn about this film even before discussing what it’s about. For one thing, it’s a co-production of Canada and New Zealand. Since it’s technically a foreign film, it has no MPAA rating (but if it did, it would surely be rated “R”). The movie has three directors, François Simard, Anouk Whissell and Yoann-Karl Whissell, all three of which also share credit for the screenplay, and all appear in the movie in small roles. What’s more, the cinematographer, Jean-Philippe Bernier, is also one of the two people who did the film’s score, which is a highly unusual combination of jobs. Now, let’s get back to that highly unusual pitch summary in the first sentence of this paragraph.
“Turbo Kid” is a post-apocalyptic action movie set in the “future” year of 1997. That actually makes sense when you know that the film intentionally looks and sounds like it was made in the early 1980s. Stating it another way, this movie is “retro futuristic”. It’s a lot like many of the movies made in the late 70s and early 80s. In fact, the year picked for the story’s setting, 1997, is the same year in which 1981’s classic dystopian action thriller “Escape from New York” takes place. And that’s not the only connection between other movies of this film’s sub-genre. There are passing verbal references and visuals that are subtle shout-outs to movies like “Soylent Green” and “The Terminator”. What’s not so subtle is the strong and obvious influence of another post-apocalyptic film series from the 1980s (rebooted in 2015) on the plot, setting and costumes in this movie. As “Wired” magazine said, it’s “‘Mad Max’ on a BMX”.
Munro Chambers plays a character simply called “The Kid”, an orphaned teen just trying to survive in a land laid waste by something (?) which led to the end of civilized society. The Kid scavenges items that he can “sell” to his world’s version of a pawn broker (Romano Ozari) for that most precious of commodities – water. The water that exists is under the control of a sadistic general called Zeus (Michael Ironside). As he brags to his “minions” (NOT the cute kind), he not only provides their liquid sustenance, but their entertainment as well. He sponsors regular violent and bloody gladiatorial-like contests between his “henchmen” (better word) and those unfortunate enough to have double-crossed Zeus or just crossed his path.
When he’s not scavenging, The Kid is obsessing over his favorite superhero, someone called “Turbo Rider”. The Kid has various Turbo Rider memorabilia in his house and then gets a hold of an old Turbo Rider comic book, which he seems to value almost as much as staying hydrated. As he’s sitting in an old playground reading his comic book aloud to himself, he’s approached by a girl named Apple (played by Canadian actress Laurence Leboeuf) who wants to be friends. She’s impossibly chipper (either gratingly or adorably, depending on your point of view) and she may or may not be a cold-blooded killer. But she insists on hanging out with The Kid, and, well, friends are hard to come by in this terrible future-past (or is it past-future?), so he lets her tag along as he scavenges.
As dangerous as this time and place is, you have to be tough to survive. The Kid teaches Apple his rules for survival and soon the two of them meet someone even tougher than The Kid – a cowboy type named Frederic (Aaron Jeffery) who’s an arm-wrestling champion and the closest thing that the few decent people left alive have to a protector. That is, until The Kid becomes Turbo Kid. He finds a costume that makes him look and feel like his hero, Turbo Man. The costume doesn’t help him fly or anything, but it does have a pretty serious weapon built into one of the arms. The Kid becomes Turbo Kid just in the nick of time. For different reasons, Apple and Frederic both run afoul of Zeus and they need some serious turbo-charged rescuing! But even if Turbo Kid can free his only two friends from the clutches of Zeus, he’d likely be pretty ticked off and would probably want to hunt them down and, you know, kill them all.
It’s kind of a tough thing to judge this movie. On the one hand, it is very effective at evoking the feeling of cheesy early-80s future schlock. On the other hand, the violence (albeit comic violence) can be a bit excessive – unless you find dismemberment and gallons of fake blood shooting everywhere to be amusing. Still, the graphic destruction of so many human bodies notwithstanding, this movie deserves credit for being very different from any other 2015 release and it is more entertaining than not. All this comes out to a mild recommendation – with a strong warning. Considering all the blood and guts, a kids’ movie this is not, but adults (especially those who like the cheesier movies of the 70s and 80s, and enjoy a good splatter flick) may find seeing “Turbo Kid” to be a blast. This B-movie gets a “B”.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 33 min (93 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Director François Simard, Anouk Whissell, Yoann-Karl Whissell
Writer Anouk Whissell, François Simard, Yoann-Karl Whissell
Actors Munro Chambers, Laurence Leboeuf, Michael Ironside, Edwin Wright
Country Canada, New Zealand, USA
Awards 22 wins & 14 nominations.
Production Company Epic Pictures
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa (Zeiss Ultra Prime Lenses), Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, Red Epic Dragon (Canon Lenses), Sony a7s (Canon Lenses)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format N/A