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MONSTER TRUCKS

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THE 2ND WORST NEW FILM OF THIS WEEK HAS A PREMISE WITH AT LEAST A FEW OUNCES OF POTENTIAL, BUT RELIES ON ITS PUN OF A GIMMICK TO CARRY IT THROUGH, FAILING FOR OBVIOUS REASONS. IT ATTEMPTS TO BRING NEW MEANING TO THE WORDS “MONSTER TRUCK” BY FEATURING LUCAS TILL DESIGNING A HIGH-TIRED TRUCK WITH A LITERAL MONSTER AS ITS ENGINE, IDENTIFIED BY ITS TENTACLES IN THE PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS. LIKE PROGRESSIVELY MORE OF OUR RECENT RAZZIE-CONSIDERED FILMS, IT ALSO ARRIVES SEVERAL YEARS LATE.

BORN INTO A DEAD-END TOWN WITH NO OPPORTUNITIES TO ACHIEVE ANYTHING, A TEENAGE BOY NAMED TRIPP GATHERS SCRAPPED PARTS AND OTHER METAL JUNK WITH INTENT TO DESIGN A MONSTER TRUCK WITH ALL MECHANICAL COMPOSITION. A LOCAL OIL DRILLING EXPLOSION SENDS A TERRESTROID (SUBTERRANEAN) MONSTER FLEEING ITS OWN TERRITORY, AND HAPPENS TO PROVIDE JUST THE SPEED TRIPP NEEDS TO MAKE HIS TRUCK STAND OUT. MARKING ITS VISUAL EFFECTS AS THE LATEST AND GREATEST, MANY VIEWERS MIGHT NOT SEE HOW THE GRAPHICS COULD BE ANY BETTER THAN TURBO FROM 3 ½ YEARS AGO.

IN THE TRAILERS, HOPEFULLY IT SHOULD BE EASY TO KNOW IT WAS MADE FOR KIDS IN THE PRIMARY GRADES OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. IT WANTS TO BE SO MANY THINGS AT ONCE, INCLUDING E.T.: THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL, BAYFORMERS, NASCAR, HERBIE, AND A PIXAR MASTERPIECE, BUT NEVER PICKS UP MUCH OCTANE AS AN ACTION WORK, ESPECIALLY AGAINST SOME SOFT, APPREHENSIVE, OVERLY MERCIFUL QUIRK. SOME HAVE EVEN CALLED IT A VANITY PROJECT BY DIRECTOR CHRIS WEDGE OF ICE AGE FRANCHISE FAME. ON TOP OF THE LACK OF ARTISTIC AMBITION, IT NEVER EVEN BOTHERS TO MAKE MUCH USE OF ITS FEMALE CHARACTERS. THIS LAST PART IS PARTICULARLY HARD TO BELIEVE, BUT CRITICS ARE EVEN GOING AS FAR AS TO SAY, WHETHER IN FEEL OR IN REALITY, THE IDEA CAME FROM A 4 YEAR OLD TODDLER, YOUNG ENOUGH TO HAVE TAPE-ON ABSORBENT PADDING CHANGED EVERY FEW HOURS!

BUT DON’T LET ME FIGHT A SCRIPTED BATTLE AGAINST A MONSTER ALONE! FLIP OVER AND WIPE OUT MONSTER TRUCKS BELOW!
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oiram
Got two Razzie winners in this one: Barry Pepper and Rob Lowe.

Stuckmann's review..
Worst Picture
Death Wish, Fifty Shades Freed, God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness, Gotti, Rodin
Worst Actor
Jamie Dornan, Vincent Lindon, John Travolta, David A. R. White, Bruce Willis
Worst Actress
Taraji P. Henson, Bryce Dallas Howard, Izïa Higelin, Dakota Johnson, Helen Mirren
Worst Supporting Actor
Eric Johnson, Steven Seagal, Justice Smith, Mike Tyson, Billy Zane
Worst Supporting Actress
Séverine Caneele, Marcia Gay Harden, Tatum O’Neal, Kelly Preston, Elisabeth Shue
Worst Screen Combo
Any combination of two characters, two sex toys (including ice cream), or two sexual positions, The entire cast of God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness, Vincent Lindon and either Izïa Higelin, Severine Caneele, or any piece of clay, plaster, wax, charcoal or naked woman he touches, John Travolta and either Spencer Lofranco or Kelly Preston, Bruce Willis and either Camila Morrone, Elizabeth Shue, or his guns
Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel
Death Wish, Fifty Shades Freed, God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Super Troopers 2
Worst Director
Kevin Connolly, Jacques Doillon, James Foley, Tyler Perry, Eli Roth
Worst Screenplay
Fifty Shades Freed, God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness, Gotti, Rodin, Show Dogs
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Vits
This post was updated on .
R.T. (30%): "Despite flashes of inspiration, the singularly high-concept film shows that it takes more than monsters and trucks to create a compelling feature film."

Peter Travers' review.

Chris Bumbray's review.
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Vits
DOUBLE TOASTED's video review.
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Justin Kyle Surendranath
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Monster Trucks is not Worst film .
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Justin Kyle Surendranath
Monster Trucks is the best film for The oscars.
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oiram
Justin Kyle Surendranath wrote
Monster Trucks is the best film for The oscars.
Well, I respectfully disagree with you.
Worst Picture
Death Wish, Fifty Shades Freed, God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness, Gotti, Rodin
Worst Actor
Jamie Dornan, Vincent Lindon, John Travolta, David A. R. White, Bruce Willis
Worst Actress
Taraji P. Henson, Bryce Dallas Howard, Izïa Higelin, Dakota Johnson, Helen Mirren
Worst Supporting Actor
Eric Johnson, Steven Seagal, Justice Smith, Mike Tyson, Billy Zane
Worst Supporting Actress
Séverine Caneele, Marcia Gay Harden, Tatum O’Neal, Kelly Preston, Elisabeth Shue
Worst Screen Combo
Any combination of two characters, two sex toys (including ice cream), or two sexual positions, The entire cast of God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness, Vincent Lindon and either Izïa Higelin, Severine Caneele, or any piece of clay, plaster, wax, charcoal or naked woman he touches, John Travolta and either Spencer Lofranco or Kelly Preston, Bruce Willis and either Camila Morrone, Elizabeth Shue, or his guns
Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel
Death Wish, Fifty Shades Freed, God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Super Troopers 2
Worst Director
Kevin Connolly, Jacques Doillon, James Foley, Tyler Perry, Eli Roth
Worst Screenplay
Fifty Shades Freed, God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness, Gotti, Rodin, Show Dogs
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Vits
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Vits
I just saw it. For your consideration:
-Worst Director.
-Worst Screenplay.
-Worst Remake of Rip-off (rip-off of E.T. and HERBIE: FULLY LOADED).
-Worst Picture.
Oh, and maybe Worst Actor for Lucas Till. But not:
-Worst Actress for Jane Levy.
-Worst Supporting Actor for Thomas Lennon nor for Rob Lowe.
Having seen it, I don't agree with it being on the list. I would've hated it regardless of the year of release.
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GP
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GP
Film was entertaining. Definitely not worst of the year, and Jane Levy should not be in the running for Worst Supporting Actress.