When you think of the Sundance Film Festival, the first thing that pops into your mind aren’t campy, bloody, post-apocalyptic throwbacks, but after watching this new trailer for Turbo Kid, you might just change your tune. (This is one of at least two post-apocalyptic joints at the fest this year, the other we know of being Z for Zachariah.) This is one that you’ll want definitely want to check out.
This has the look and feel of the cheap international Mad Max knock offs from the early 1980s down perfectly, from the story to the tone to those cobbled together post-apocalyptic costumes, improvised weapons like a contraption that shoots saw blades, and that sharp, Casio keyboard sounding score. Turbo Kid is even set in the far off future of 1997.