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Movie Review: Monster Trucks

 

Now available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD is the fun, action-packed, family friendly film Monster Trucks. 

The film stars Lucas Till (X-Men: Apocalypse), Jane Levy (Don’t Breathe), Thomas Lennon (“The Odd Couple”), Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon), Amy Ryan (Central Intelligence) and Rob Lowe (“Parks and Recreation”).

I knew this was going to be a silly movie, just going by the trailers I have seen for it. But that is OK with me. I enjoy films that are there to entertain you and not made to make you think. Sometimes we all need a fun film – which is exactly what Monster Trucks is. It might not be nominated for an Academy Award, but it will keep you and your family entertained for a little over an hour and a half.

Lucas Till stars as Tripp, a high schooler who is a bit of a loner and passes his time working part time in a junk yard.

One night Tripp is shocked to find a creepy looking creature that looks like an octopus lurking about at the junkyard. The creature is actually friendly (and cute) and Tripp befriends him. He even names him Creech, short for Creature.

Creech lives on oil. It’s his food source. He was living happily underground until an oil company drilled into his home environment, forcing Creech to flee his home.

The oil company, run by a man named Reece, is looking for Creech. He knows that if the government discovers a new species living where they are drilling for oil, they will halt further drilling and he’ll be out millions of dollars.

To hide Creech from Reece and the rest of the people in town, Tripp puts Creech into the area where the engine would go on his vintage truck. Creech turns into the trucks engine, allowing Tripp to not only drive his truck, but also giving his truck the ability to do amazing jumps and even climb walls (imagine a TRUCK climbing a WALL?).

With the help of his friend Meredith (Levy) it’s up to them to not only protect Creech, but also to find a way to bring him back home.

Will they succeed? To find out you need to pick up (or download) a copy of Monster Trucks. Look for it where ever movies are sold.

This was a fun movie from start to finish. Even my hard to impressed 17 year old son enjoyed it (our daughter was at work when we watched it). My husband really enjoyed it too. My husband is a “big kid” just like me.

The film has humor, cool special effects and likable characters – most especially Creech. He’s adorable! It also has Monster Trucks which appeal to kids.

This movie seemed to come and go quickly in the theaters, and I don’t know why. My husband was shocked it was already in theaters. He figured it hadn’t come out yet.

I don’t know why there wasn’t a lot of buzz around this film. Sure, it’s not a high-octane, bang-bang-shoot-em-up, star studded film – but that is OK. It wasn’t meant to be. The film was meant to entertain children and adults alike and I think it succeeded at that. It’s just a silly, fun and entertaining film.

In a subtle way this can be a film about our environment and how creatures (wildlife) are being killed off and their habitats destroyed by greedy big businesses.

There is some bonus content available with the Blu-ray copy of the film.

Blu-ray

  • Bonus Content:
    • Who’s Driving the Monster Trucks?
    • The Monster in the Truck
    • Creating the Monster Truck
    • Gag Reel
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Production Diaries

The gag reel was cute. I also love the behind the scenes look at how they created Creech.

Personally I feel that you appreciate a film more when you know what went on behind the scenes to bring the film to life.

For more information about the film you can visit the official website, or check out the film on social media – Facebook and Twitter.

The film is available for purchase on Amazon and iTunes, as well as other places that sell movies.

Did you see Monster Trucks? If so, what did you think of the film? Feel free to leave a comment and share your thoughts.

Here is the film’s trailer for your enjoyment.

 

Kimberly

*I received a free screener copy to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.

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About Kimberly

Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.