Robert Siegel‘s screenplays for The Wrestler and Big Fan are superb stuff, marking him out as the current MVP in the sports movie world. Well done Dreamworks Animation, then, for putting him on their racing picture, Turbo.
The twist that makes this a more obvious candidate for animation is that our lead character, the titular Turbo, is a talking Snail.
I look forward to someday seeing a racing sequence visualised in something other than the same-old shots – not that I’m crying for novelty, just some freshness.
You can download the Turbo trailer at Apple.