Reviews Review: Turbo Kid Has the “Splatstick” Humour of Early Peter Jackson Published 2 years ago on February 3, 2017 By Gareth Paterson Share Tweet The 2010’s has seen a rise in nostalgic postmodern love letters to 80’s cinema both in music and film. Turbo Kid is a wonderful welcome addition to this synth soaked craze, combining the fun cartoonishness of Kung Fury with the genuine heart of coming-of-age films like Kamikaze Girls. Set in an alternate post-apocalyptic 1997 it follows a comic book obsessed teenager (Munro Chambers) who reluctantly befriends a quirky/seemingly mad girl named Apple. Together they ride a BMX through a gorily violent wasteland, learning more about each other while doing battle with Mad Max inspired raiders. Starship Troopers star Michael Ironside plays the raider chief Zeus. Just him being there gives the film a genuine 80’s feel. He doesn’t seem to have aged since Total Recall and just his presence reminds us of all those great Verhoeven movies made 30 years ago. The impressive gore effects have the “splatstick” humour of early Peter Jackson and the brutal detail of Hatchet. Praise should be given to the costume and makeup designers. Their decision to present the two leads in bright colours (in contrast to the bleak wasteland) is not only in keeping with the nostalgic nature of the film but also gives them an innocent likeability. Turbo Kid himself, Aaron Jeffery’s cowboy and the entire cast are fantastic but Laurence Leboeuf steals the show as Apple. She’s a manic pixie dream girl who uses a garden gnome as a bludgeoning weapon. What’s not to love? It’s hilarious watching Turbo Kid flinch every time her eyes dart enthusiastically. There’s a lot of eye work in her performance. So much so it becomes integral to the plot. This film is perfect for anyone who wants to enjoy a quirky soup containing Hobo With a Shotgun, the soundtrack of “Stranger Things”, the blood gushing humour of Bad Taste and then have someone accidentally drop an innocent 80’s kids movie into the mix. Related Topics:Aaron JefferyFrançois SimardLaurence LeboeufMichael IronsideMunro ChambersTurbo Kid Up Next Review: Wolf House Shares Stylistic Similarities With REC and The Descent Don't Miss Review: Attack of the Killer Shrews! Certainly Feels Like a Troma Movie Advertisement You may like Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Facebook Advertisement Dark Universe Presents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNZEMdODcq4 Twitter Follow @DUHDNews Advertisement Latest Popular Videos News1 day ago Linda Hamilton is Back and Ready to Battle New Machines in ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Trailer! News2 days ago Linda Hamilton Walks Alone in New ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Poster; Trailer Drops Thursday! Reviews2 days ago Review: ‘Pet Sematary’ Manages to Convey a Very Creepy and Foreboding Atmosphere Blu-Ray & DVD2 days ago Warner Bros. Releasing Tim Burton’s ‘Batman’ on 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray in the UK This June Music2 days ago Kerrang Magazine Shares New Images of Corey Taylor’s New Mask Created by Tom Savini! News3 days ago Jason Blum Teases ‘Halloween 2’ Announcement: “Working on it” News4 weeks ago Rob Zombie’s ‘3 From Hell’ Receives an R-Rating for Strong Sadistic Violence News4 weeks ago New ‘Child’s Play’ Remake Image Reveals a Closer Look at Chucky’s Face News4 weeks ago Rob Zombie Teases ‘Three From Hell’ Trailer Debut and Shares New Captain Spaulding Image News4 weeks ago Sigourney Weaver Has Reportedly Joined Jason Reitman’s New ‘Ghostbusters’ Movie News1 day ago Linda Hamilton is Back and Ready to Battle New Machines in ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Trailer! News4 days ago Evil Child Does Horrific Things in the Final Trailer for ‘Brightburn’ News1 week ago [Video] New ‘Child’s Play’ Featurette Showcases Six Animatronic Chucky Dolls News1 week ago Watch the New Restricted Trailer for Zombie Horror Comedy ‘The Dead Don’t Die’ News2 weeks ago Horror Icon Linnea Quigley Takes on Clowns in the Official Trailer for ‘Clownado’ Advertisement Trending Editorials3 years ago The Many Different Michael Myers Masks Used In Halloween: H20 News2 years ago Todd McFarlane Makes An Announcement on His ‘Spawn’ Script News2 years ago Photo of Doug Bradley Back in Pinhead Makeup for First Time in 12 Years! Blu-Ray & DVD2 years ago Arrow Video Bringing J.S. Cardone’s 1982 Slasher ‘The Slayer’ to Blu-Ray! News2 years ago George A. Romero to Bring ‘Pint of the Living Dead’ to Ottawa ComicCon News2 years ago Official “Friday the 13th: The Game” Release Date Finally Announced! News2 years ago New Photos From Adam Ripp’s Demonic Horror Flick ‘Devil’s Whisper’ News2 years ago Spike’s “The Mist” New Series Trailer Features Gore and Scares!