Monster Trucks stars Lucas Till (X-Men Apocalypse) as the stupidly-named Tripp, a man looking for any way to get away from the life and town he was born into (a bit like living in Stockport).
He’s a high school senior and 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, he may have just found the key to getting out of town and a most unlikely friend. (and for “may”, read, “he will”).
Directed by Chris Wedge from a script by Derek Connolly, the cast also includes Jane Levy, Amy Ryan, Rob Lowe, Thomas Lennon, Barry Pepper, Danny Glover and Frank Whaley (Pulp Fiction), and it looks a lot of fun – certainly more than I expected.
You’ll have a wait a while for Monster Trucks to be released, though, as it’s not due out in the UK until February 3rd 2017. Normally, films released in January and February are stinkers because they don’t cut the mustard as summer movies. However, the exception is Oscar/BAFTA-nominated movies and those aimed at children which are put out during the February half-term holidays.
Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image.
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