In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, a resourceful boy meets a strange girl and a tough loner as he fights for survival against insane bikers and evil robots.
Let’s get this out of the way: I like Turbo Kid. A lot. It was one of the most unique visions I saw at SXSW; as though the filmmakers took everything they love about movies and mashed them together. But will you like it? I honestly don’t know. I don’t think I could tell you for sure unless I knew you personally. But, seeing as that’s not realistically possible in a short amount of time, I’ve prepared a questionnaire to determine whether or not you’ll dig Turbo Kid.
Official questionnaire to determine whether or not you’ll dig Turbo Kid:
Do you like 80s movies?
Do you like 80s kids’ movies?
Do you like 80s synth music?
Do you like the 80s as a concept?
Do you like bicycle chases?
Do you like The Toxic Avenger (or anything created by Lloyd Kaufman)?
Do you like Braindead (or anything created by Peter Jackson before The Lord of the Rings)?
Do you like Mad Max?
Do you like Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior?
Do you like Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome?
Do you like Italian ripoffs of the three previous films (e.g. Rats: Night of Terror, 2019 After the Fall of New York)?
Do you wish kids’ movies had more violence and gore?
Do you wonder what a live-action version of Adventure Time might look like?
Do you get a warm feeling in your pants when you find out Michael Ironside is the villain in a movie?
If you answered “yes” to more than one of these questions, you’ll probably like Turbo Kid. Maybe. You know what, just check out this bizarre, heartwarming, kickass, ultraviolent vision, and decide for yourself.