Interest Level: Primary, Intermediate
Main Performers: Lucas Till, Jane Levy, Thomas Lennon
Director: Chris Wedge
Studio: Fifty Four Studios
Run Time: 1 hour 44 min
MPAA Rating: PG
Tripp is a high school senior who can't wait to graduate and move on with his life. As he's fixing up a truck, he discovers a creature that lives off oil. Not knowing what it is, Tripp names it Creech and uses him to power his truck, both of them having the time of their lives. Unfortunately, an oil company has Creech's parents and are on the hunt for Creech, quickly discovering that Tripp has him. Creech is caught and the oil company plans to kill all the creatures like him. Now, Tripp and his friends are running out of time to save everyone. With some last minute help from a scientist, Tripp is able to save Creech and his family.
Monster Trucks a great movie with an underlying theme of taking care of the planet and doing what's right, even when it's dangerous and could lead to trouble. Lucas Till does a great job of portraying an angst-ridden, yet fun-loving and wild high school senior who is ready for some real adventure in his life. The title of Monster Trucks is rather clever and plays off of the common expectation for monster trucks. Viewers will be delighted to see a truck literally run by an actual monster, doing all of the tricks and stunts that thrill seekers love to see. This is a great family film for anyone and everyone to enjoy and have a good laugh.