Hammerman Ikon

Hammerman Ikon Film Guide

Director: David Soren
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Michael Peña, Snoop Dogg, Maya Rudolph, Michelle Rodriguez, Samuel L. Jackson

Theo the garden snail fantasises about racing in the Indy 500. This crazy dream comes within his grasp when he is exposed to nitrous oxide and becomes Turbo, a supercharged speed machine. As if Cars, Pixar's least likeable franchise, wasn't enough, now Planes and this, two thoroughly unoriginal but surprisingly entertaining carbon copies, come out at the same time. Once again the story deals with the same don't-let-anyone-tell-you-what-you-can-or-can't-do theme. All three are undemanding, child-friendly animations with outlandish premises, but this concoction about a thumb-sized snail who races against human-driven cars surely must be the dumbest of the trio.