Monster Trucks revs up plenty of family fun
DVD: Monster Trucks
Age restriction: PG
Special Features: Who’s driving the Monster Trucks; The Monster in the Truck; Creating the Monster Truck
Reviewed by: Gareth Drawbridge
Review made possible by: Times New Media
Families and friends, fasten your seat belts! Creech is in control and he’s about to floor the accelerator and take you on a high octane adventure you will never forget.
Tripp Coley (Lucas Till) is a high school senior who is a bit of a loner. Unable to get along with his mom’s boyfriend Rick (Barry Pepper), Tripp wants to escape his family life and the town in which he lives.
After school and in his spare time, Tripp hangs out at a local junkyard, run by Mr Weathers (Danny Glover), where he works tirelessly on restoring a truck which he hopes will take him far away from his current surroundings.
Despite his humdrum existence, Tripp’s life soon changes when he discovers a weird gas-guzzling creature which he names Creech.
It isn’t long before the two form a solid bond and the unlikely duo soon head off on a humorous, yet heartwarming, fast-paced adventure in order to save Creech’s family from being destroyed by a ruthless businessman and a gang of mercenaries.
Directed by Chris Wedge (well-known for his work on Ice Age), Monster Trucks is a delightful family film which is sure to appeal to both the young and the old.
Monster Trucks is now available on DVD.