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Monster Trucks (2016)

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Looking for any way to get away from the life and town he was born into, Tripp (Lucas Till), a high school senior, builds a Monster Truck from bits and pieces of scrapped cars. After an ... See full summary »

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Tripp
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Jim Dowd
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Sheriff Rick
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Reece Tenneson
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Mr. Weathers
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Cindy
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Burke
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Wade Coley
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Looking for any way to get away from the life and town he was born into, Tripp (Lucas Till), 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. Written by Paramount Pictures

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Rated PG for action, peril, brief scary images, and some rude humor | See all certifications »

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Monster Cars  »

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$125,000,000 (estimated)

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$10,500,000 (USA) (13 January 2017)

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$14,174,039 (USA) (16 January 2017)
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Five green 1950s-era Dodge trucks were built for the movie. One, with its engine in the pickup bed, could be driven from a position under the hood, so no driver was visible. See more »

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Reece Tenneson: [on Burke] He comes highly recommended.
Reece Tenneson: I'm not into hurting people
[nods to Burke]
Reece Tenneson: that's his job
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The Paramount and Nickelodeon Movies logos are tinted blue. See more »

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Features Super Mario 3D World (2013) See more »

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Worth watching...It's not a remake, not a reboot and not based on existing material.
14 January 2017 | by (LA, CA) – See all my reviews

I want to commend the filmmakers on this film. There was a lot of bad press about it even coming from the studio as writing it off as a loss before it was even released.

My kids (11 and 8) have been wanting to see it since we saw a trailer ages ago. I thought the concept was a bit crazy, but it did seem like fun.

After reading that Paramount was already writing it down as a loss, pretty much told me the movie must not be that good. I didn't want to not take my kids just because of that.

Cut to today. We saw the fist showing this morning. I have to say the movie was a lot of fun. It called back to films from the 80's when I was a little film-goer. Director Chris Wedge really made a fun film that has monsters and trucks, it truly lived up to it's title. I feel like he (the director) was really pulling from films like the Explorers, Flight of the Navigator, and a bit of Gremlins. Funny, action packed and not long for the sake of being long like so many movies today. It told a cute story and let us on our way.

About halfway through the movie, I realized why I was enjoying it. It was not something from another property, no comic book characters, it wasn't a sequel. It was something to get wrapped up in and enjoy.

I just wanted to say that we really enjoyed it and I hope more people give it a chance. It's not going to solve the world's problems, but it's certainly going to entertain you. First thing my 11- year-old said after it was over was, "Can we see this again tomorrow?" Not sure if there is a better admission of how fun it was.

Very fun!


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