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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

I have to hand it to the studio. In a world where fans often complain about our franchise-saturated world, it’s really easy to make safe bets. But with MONSTER TRUCKS, it looks like this is anything but a safe bet.

In some strange cross between E.T. and Transformers, we get MONSTER TRUCKS, which follows a guy who literally finds a monster that powers his truck. As silly as this whole premise seems, I was kind of won over by its sheer ridiculousness and basically felt, “that looks dumb. I think I’m in.” That being said, I am a bit worried that the film opens in January of next year. January is a month that’s notorious for being a dumping ground for studios to release their bad movies, and while that trend sloooowly seems to be changing, it’s still difficult to tell how a film is expected to be received.

But enough from me. Check out the trailer and judge for yourselves!

“Looking for any way to get away from the life and town he was born into, Tripp (Lucas Till), 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. 

Melding cutting edge visual effects and state-of-the-art CGI, MONSTER TRUCKS is an action filled adventure for the whole family that will keep you on the edge of your seat and ultimately touch your heart. January 2017 in theaters and RealD 3D.”

MONSTER TRUCKS hits theaters on January 13, 2017.

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SOURCE: Paramount

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.