MONSTER TRUCKS (PG)
D: Chris Wedge
Paramount/Nickelodeon/Disruption (Mary Parent & Denis L.
W: Derek Connolly
DP: Don Burgess
Ed: Conrad Buff
Mus: Dave Sardy
Lucas Till (Tripp Coley), Jane Levy (Meredith), Amy Ryan
(Cindy Coley), Rob Lowe (Reece Tenneson), Danny Glover (Mr. Weathers), Barry Pepper (Rick), Holt McCallany (Burke)
poor man's Transformers, but considering how poor I rate Michael Bay's sci-fi franchise this isn't a glowing indictment.
Lucas Till plays a high school senior with a side job on the
junkyard, where he discovers a creature living in his truck that feeds on gasoline.
What could have been a family friendly adventure with a
throwback to similar themed movies of the 1980's soon becomes a sermon about the evils of fracking, but aimed at kids.
Surprisingly, the film was in post-production for nearly 2
years, but that doesn't explain why the visual effects look so shoddy.