Monday, December 16, 2013

Turbo F.A.S.T. - A Turbo Charged Series For The Sports Fans - Review by Kids First



Turbo F.A.S.T. - A Turbo Charged Series For The Sports Fans In Your House
The first ever Netflix original series for kids: Dreamworks Animations' "Turbo FAST" (Fast Action Stunt Team) will be released on December 24 and is worthy of your attention. Filled with outrageous comedy, action and laugh out loud fun, this series is available only on Netflix. 
About the series: Turbo FAST Home base is the Los Angeles microcosm Starlight City, complete with a customized racetrack to practice their moves. Thanks to Smoove Move, this souped-up posse grooves to a global beat and travels far and wide to take on villains from all over the world.  With their tricked-out shells in tow, the team attempts outrageous stunts, races on the coolest tracks and takes on the craziest challengers, including masked Mexican lizards, surfer cockroaches and giant Sumo snails. No matter how wild things get, the Fast Action Stunt Team always has each other’s backs. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Gerry O has this to say about the series, "The animation is very different then the animation style in the movie. It’s more cartoonish and cuter too!" See his Gerry's review below.
Turbo F.A.S.T.
Reviewed by Gerry Orz, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 11
Video review available here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCovI_-IxHE
Red Carpet coverage by Gerry O and Keefer B here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1k9ivdxtww
I was very surprised to see what came out of this show. I thought this would be a bit too much like the movie with Turbo racing non-stop against other foes. I’m happy to say that my prediction was not entirely correct.
This series sort of continues the story from the feature film and allows us to reunite with the characters we all fell in love with when Turbo, the movie came out. It has comedy, friendship, action, adventure, and of course adorable and fast snails!
The first episode of the series begins when Turbo comes back from touring the world. He comes back to discover a newly built city for snails and also a new race track. It’s a nice surprise for Turbo and his friends until the city gets captured. Turbo has to race to save his city. If you would like to know who he is racing and what happens, you have tune in to Netflix and watch the series.
The animation is very different then the animation style in the movie. It’s more cartoonish and cuter too. I love it and also the script is formatted for more, well - real jokes, which I absolutely love. Some voice actors changed but it doesn't impact the quality of the production. It is all together amazing.
My favorite scene is when this creature introduces him and he says, "I’m the fastest creature on Earth." Well, the snails say, "well, what about a cheetah? What about a grass hopper riding a cheetah?" Then, Chet (Turbo’s brother) looks it up. It’s very funny and a great way to start off the series.
This is a first time Netflix and DreamWorks collaborated to do something creative and this new union definitely works. I predict we will see a lot of great things coming out of this partnership
Credit: KIDS FIRST! Coming Attractions