Posted: June 29, 2014
Ah, Tubo Dismount. The name alone conjures up images of, well, your mom, actually, but this is not the time or the place for that particular tale.
Anyway, Turbo Dismount is the heartbreaking story of Joe Dismount. A man trapped in a world that seems to want nothing more than to push him down each time he tries to rise, and hobble him every time he tries to walk. It's a familiar scene, the cycle of repression which seems torn straight from today's geopolitical headlines.
As painful as it is to watch Joe's agonizing struggles, and I must admit it brought a tear to my eye more than once, we have to face the fact that Joe is not entirely a blameless victim here. Joe appears to be actively seeking his own demise, and every time we see him dangling from the back of a speeding sports car, or rolling off of a cliff in an office chair, we can only wonder what horrors Joe has seen, or dare I say, even participated in, that drive this insatiable lust for the sweet release of death.
We may never know, for as simple as Turbo Dismount may appear on the surface, beneath lies a complex web of tortured emotion and dark secrets best left undisturbed. Some may view Joe as a hero, others may see him as a villan, but where Turbo Dismount succeeds in uniting us, is that we can all see Joe torn into little pieces strewn across a highway in the middle of a twenty vehicle pileup. I suppose that in the end, that's all that really matters.