Movie Review: Turbo Will Make You Believe a Snail Can Race

Some years ago, Pixar’s delightful, visually dazzling The Incredibles made a brief bit of noise with a message that seemed to go against the hackneyed, politically correct tone of so much modern kids’ entertainment. As a movie about a family of superheroes struggling with an uncomprehending society jealous of their powers, it suggested that our culture of telling every kid that they could be whatever they wanted if only they wanted it hard enough was kind of corrosive. “If everybody’s special,” the movie said, “then no one is.” Shakespeare’s Coriolanus couldn’t have said better himself. Somewhere, Pinocchio and the Little Engine That Could quaked with fear.



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