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.
So let me get this straight: an alien crash lands on earth, befriends some random dude, and takes up residence in his truck? I….I honestly can’t decide of this movie, whose title was obviously borne of a pun, is incredibly stupid or a work of total genius. I highly doubt it’s going to be good, but this is also the kind of premise that is straight out of the 80’s. In the hands of Joe Dante or even Steven Spielberg, this kind of thing could actually be loads of fun. But that’s not going to happen here. This will be dumb.
Monster Trucks comes out January 13, 2017.