Turbo Kid

Turbo Kid ★★★★

Turbo Kid is fantastic, but I imagine that it’s a bit more niche for the average movie goer and then maybe even cut that population in half. To fully enjoy it is to have a lot of 80s action and sci fi movie background and a preference for retro synth wave. And also love Michael Ironside. Oh and ridiculous violence and gore. Luckily for me I love all of those aspects so this did not disappoint. I think it might be charming and quirky enough for some without the nostalgia basis, which I believe elevates this film more. Speaking of, nostalgia core is very popular nowadays so it’s easy to see the cynical cash grab stuff (IT and Stranger Things come to mind) but Turbo Kid was made with love and irony in a way that isn’t mean spirited.