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Monster Trucks

2017-01-13 09:05
 

What it's about:

Looking for any way to get away from the life and town he was born into, Tripp, a high school senior, builds a Monster Truck from bits and pieces of scrapped cars. After an accident at a nearby oil-drilling site displaces a strange and subterranean creature with a taste and a talent for speed, Tripp may have just found the key to getting out of town and a most unlikely friend.

What we thought:

Anybody above the age of 10  should steer clear of this movie. 

It should come as no surprise though because the premise of this movie was conceived by a 4-year-old. I kid you not. (Read more about that here

Basically Monster Trucks is a really bad kiddie version of Transformers

Tripp (Lucas Till) is a broody, lonesome, high school student who wants to escape his small hometown, North Dakota. 

He works at the scrap yard where he is trying to restore an old truck. One night he discovers a monster in the yard who feeds on oil. 

The pair soon become friends and Trip names the creature, Creech. 

Tripp discovers that with all Creech's oil guzzling he is a living engine.

However, the big oil company Terravex is hunting Creech down and Tripp must help get his friend home. 

What follows are high speed chases, a rescue mission and for good measure a budding romance is thrown in too.

One of the main problems with this movie is its leading man Till. He lacks charisma and is a one dimensional cardboard character. 

The emotional connection between him and Creech falls flat when he morphs him with the truck. He exploits his abilities for his own gain. And that's no different from the big, bad oil company. 

There is absolutely no character development and the inclusion of a romance between Tripp and Meredith (Jane Levy) really wasn’t necessary. It just feels forced.

With that said though Levy does add some much needed comic relief in this somewhat dull adventure flick.

This film is for kids only, adults stay far far away. 



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