Review: ‘Turbo’ is attractive but runs out of gas

July 15, 2013 • Entertainment

This film publicity image released by DreamWorks Animation shows, from left, White Shadow voiced by Michael Bell, Smoove Move voiced by Snoop Dogg, Skidmark voiced by Ben Schwartz, Burn voiced by Maya Rudolph, Whiplash voiced by Samuel L. Jackson and Turbo voiced by Ryan Reynolds in a scene from the animated movie “Turbo.” (AP Photo/DreamWorks Animation)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In delivering a film about a garden snail that dreams of winning the Indy 500, it’s as if the makers of “Turbo” had been pressed to come up with the most extreme underdog tale they could think of. Or else animators really are running out of ideas for original new characters. An attractively designed but narratively challenged, one-note film, “Turbo” skews younger than the norm for big animated features these days and has limited appeal for little girls.

“The sooner you accept the dull, miserable nature of your existence, the happier you’ll be,” worldly-wise snail Chet (Paul Giamatti) advises his younger brother Turbo (Ryan Login to read more

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