Looking through trailers today I came across a couple of interesting titles that got me wondering have we run out of ideas or hit a new level of creativity?
Watching the trailer for Monster Trucks (2017) I’m definitely in the run out of ideas camp. If like me you were thinking it would be about a maverick monster truck driver (even this is a bad idea for a film) taking on all comers think again. Here’s the synopsis.
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.
Yes his truck is a monster truck, because it literally has a monster in it! The trailer starts off all serious with random holes in vehicles and men wearing army style gear looking for something mysterious, welcome stage left cute CGI monster. Oh and from stage right comes the girl he’s always really liked and now wants to spend time with him because of the cute CGI monster! To say the trailer tells you everything you need to know is an understatement.
The next title to catch my eye was Yoga Hosers (2016) the latest from Kevin Smith. From the trailer this does seem to have some out there ideas, Bratzi’s for one, who happen to be 1 foot tall bratwurst nazis dressed as Canadian Mounties. Here’s the synopsis for this one.
Two teenage yoga enthusiasts team up with a legendary man-hunter to battle with an ancient evil presence that is threatening their major party plans.
OK so Kevin Smith can be hit and miss but at least with this he seems to be trying something, rather than just going, hey wouldn’t it be great to put a real monster in a truck, people will definitely pay to see that!
This isn’t the real word but Canada, or at least how Kevin Smith sees it. This seems like more of a fresh take on an idea than a regurgitated formula, at least it’s trying to do something a bit different even if it does turn out to be a terrible film.