|Rating: 6.5/10 (55,754 votes)
Director: David Soren
Writer: Darren Lemke (screenplay), Robert D. Siegel (screenplay), David Soren (screenplay), David Soren (story)
Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Michael Peña, Samuel L. Jackson
Runtime: 96 min
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Released: 17 Jul 2013
|Plot: A freak accident might just help an everyday garden snail achieve his biggest dream: winning the Indy 500.|
In a suburban San Fernando Valley garden in Los Angeles, Theo, a.k.a. Turbo, is a snail who dreams of being the greatest racer in the world, just like his hero, 5-time Indianapolis 500 champ, Guy Gagné. His obsession with speed and all things fast has made him an outcast in the slow and cautious snail community, and a constant embarrassment to his older brother, Chet. Turbo desperately wishes he could escape the slow-paced life he’s living, but his one chance to live proves a near fatal disaster when he tries to recover a prize tomato and needs to be rescued by Chet.
Demoralized, Theo wanders onto a freeway to admire the traffic and wishes he was fast on the first star (which is actually an airplane light). Suddenly, he gets into a freak accident when he gets sucked into the supercharger of a drag racer, fusing his DNA with nitrous oxide. The next day, when Theo wakes up, the incident finds himself vested with incredible speed and accuracy, as well as some characteristics of an actual car. Unfortunately, Theo’s first attempt to show this power off ends with him crashing a Big Wheel tricycle into the garden, getting himself and Chet fired from the garden crew by their foreman.