Entertainment Hive 2020

Monster Trucks

Review by Honey B

Director: Chris Wedge Cast: Lucas Till, Jane Levy, Thomas Lennon, Rob Lowe, Danny Glover, Samara Weaving, Holt McCallany Plot: High school senior Tripp (Lucas Till) is looking for a way to get out of his small town. Working at the local scrap yard, Tripp is building his own truck to drive away in, but an accident at the local oil-drilling site changes everything. A strange subterranean creature has been disturbed and becomes Tripp’s unlikely friend and the real- life monster in his truck. Verdict: This oil-guzzling, action-packed flick is perfect school holiday fare. It’s a little bit Fast and the Furious for pre-teens, which is mixed with some ET cuteness in the shape of a baby tentacled monster from the deep – who may well be related to the Loch Ness monster. High school hunk and loner, the James Dean-like Tripp finds the little oil-loving monster in the scrap yard where he works after school. Tripp saves the little blob from the bad oil company men and along the way finds a girlfriend in the smart biology- loving, Meredith (Jane Levy). The pair try to get the little guy back to his family and home. More at home in water than in the sea, Tripp custom makes his truck to fit the little monster in the body of his car and the wild car action begins – especially when the oil men give chase. Director Chris Wedge (Ice Age flicks) has had plenty of fun with all of the action sequences, but there’s no need to think about the script here. This flick is a strange mash-up of a teen love story, big action car demolition derby, monster tale and is eco- friendly to boot. Go along for the ride – the kids will love it. (Movies are rated out of 5 stars)
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