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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..
Akiva Goldsman: The writer partially responsible for this year's triple threat of The Dark Tower, Rings, and, worst of all, Transformers: The Last Knight. I'll be shocked if all three screenplays do not make the ballots.

Worst Picture - Boo 2! A Madea Halloween (nom), The Emoji Movie (nom), Fifty Shades Darker, The Mummy (nom), 9/11 (nom), and Transformers: The Last Knight (nom)
Worst Actor - Tom Cruise (nom), Matt Damon (nom), Johnny Depp, Jamie Dornan (nom), Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (nom), and Charlie Sheen (nom)
Worst Actress - Whoopi Goldberg (nom), Katherine Heigl, Dakota Johnson (nom), Tyler Perry (nom), Amy Schumer (nom), and Reese Witherspoon (nom)
Worst Supporting Actor - Jon Bass (nom), Anthony Hopkins, Eric Johnson (nom), Ben Kingsley (nom), Rob Lowe (nom), and John Turturro (nom)
Worst Supporting Actress - Kim Basinger, Faye Dunaway (nom), Laura Haddock (nom), Marcia Gay Harden (nom), Goldie Hawn (nom), and Isabela Moner (nom)
Worst Screen Combo - Any two robots, actors, or robotic actors (nom), Tom Cruise and either Sofia Boutella, Jake Johnson, or Annabelle Wallis (nom), The Entire Cast of Fifty Shades Darker, The Entire Cast of 9/11 (nom), The Entire Voice Cast of The Emoji Movie (nom), and Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn/Snatched (nom)
Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel - Baywatch (nom), CHiPs (nom), The Emoji Movie (Rip-Off of Inside Out, The Lego Movie, and Wreck-It Ralph) (nom), Fifty Shades Darker, The Mummy (nom), and Transformers: The Last Knight (nom)
Worst Director - Michael Bay (nom), James Foley, Martin Guigui (nom), Alex Kurtzman (nom), Tyler Perry (nom), and Guy Ritchie (nom)
Worst Screenplay - The Emoji Movie (nom), Fifty Shades Darker, The Mummy (nom), 9/11 (nom), Suburbicon (nom), and Transformers: The Last Knight (nom)
Redeemer: M. Night Shyamalan
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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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DOUBLE TOASTED's video review.
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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.
Akiva Goldsman: The writer partially responsible for this year's triple threat of The Dark Tower, Rings, and, worst of all, Transformers: The Last Knight. I'll be shocked if all three screenplays do not make the ballots.

Worst Picture - Boo 2! A Madea Halloween (nom), The Emoji Movie (nom), Fifty Shades Darker, The Mummy (nom), 9/11 (nom), and Transformers: The Last Knight (nom)
Worst Actor - Tom Cruise (nom), Matt Damon (nom), Johnny Depp, Jamie Dornan (nom), Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (nom), and Charlie Sheen (nom)
Worst Actress - Whoopi Goldberg (nom), Katherine Heigl, Dakota Johnson (nom), Tyler Perry (nom), Amy Schumer (nom), and Reese Witherspoon (nom)
Worst Supporting Actor - Jon Bass (nom), Anthony Hopkins, Eric Johnson (nom), Ben Kingsley (nom), Rob Lowe (nom), and John Turturro (nom)
Worst Supporting Actress - Kim Basinger, Faye Dunaway (nom), Laura Haddock (nom), Marcia Gay Harden (nom), Goldie Hawn (nom), and Isabela Moner (nom)
Worst Screen Combo - Any two robots, actors, or robotic actors (nom), Tom Cruise and either Sofia Boutella, Jake Johnson, or Annabelle Wallis (nom), The Entire Cast of Fifty Shades Darker, The Entire Cast of 9/11 (nom), The Entire Voice Cast of The Emoji Movie (nom), and Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn/Snatched (nom)
Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel - Baywatch (nom), CHiPs (nom), The Emoji Movie (Rip-Off of Inside Out, The Lego Movie, and Wreck-It Ralph) (nom), Fifty Shades Darker, The Mummy (nom), and Transformers: The Last Knight (nom)
Worst Director - Michael Bay (nom), James Foley, Martin Guigui (nom), Alex Kurtzman (nom), Tyler Perry (nom), and Guy Ritchie (nom)
Worst Screenplay - The Emoji Movie (nom), Fifty Shades Darker, The Mummy (nom), 9/11 (nom), Suburbicon (nom), and Transformers: The Last Knight (nom)
Redeemer: M. Night Shyamalan
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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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Film was entertaining. Definitely not worst of the year, and Jane Levy should not be in the running for Worst Supporting Actress.

FYC: Worst Supporting Actor - Jack Guzman in "Walk of Fame"
1. Performance.
2. Playing two characters.
3. Trying to make a catchphrase happen ("Uccelini!").

(also: "Walk of Fame" for Worst Picture, Scott Eastwood for Worst Actor, and Jamie Kennedy/Chris Kattan/Malcolm McDowell for additional Worst Supporting Actor)