Review: Turbo Kid, 2015, dir. The RKSS

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“The post-apocalyptic future of Turbo Kid might be set in 1997, but the film’s stylistic sensibility is straight from the 1980s. That’s the point, of course; the whole film is intended as an ode to the campy gewgaws of ’80s pop culture. It’s a movie that’s about looking back at a bygone time, both for the characters and for the filmmakers, François Simard, Anouk Whissell, and Yoann-Karl Whissell, who operate under the collective appellation of The RKSS, or The Roadkill Superstars. Cleverly, they’ve tucked their fondness for the ’80s into their protagonist’s fondness for the decade, but when you’re lifting aesthetics from Mad Max and songs from the BMX flick Rad, you’re notreally fooling anyone with nostalgic transference.” (Via Movie Mezzanine.)

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