That trailer is insane. It looks so, so dumb, but also so, so sincere that you almost want to give it a hug and say “It’s okay, weird movie. We understand what you’re trying to do.” The idea combining monsters, trucks, friendship, good versus evil, it all seems smart. Whether or not it works is pretty hard to say from that trailer, though.


At least the idea of traditional monster trucks is in there. There’s plenty of car-crushing and jumping to be had. It’s just because of these weird whale/squid monsters instead of huge tires and improved suspension.

From director Chris Wedge, Monster Trucks stars Lucas Till, Jane Levy, Holt McCallany, Barry Pepper, Tucker Albrizzi, Danny Glover, Amy Ryan, Rob Lowe, Frank Whaley, and Thomas Lennon. It opens on January 13.