Monster Trucks DVD Reviewed By Jon E Clist



The Premise
Looking for any way to get away from the life and town he was born into, Tripp (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.

The Review
There will be no Academy Award for Monster Trucks, no Golden Globe and the general film critics will most likely pick it apart. You know what, that’s okay. For my wife and I it was an okay family film that gave us time to eat an ice cream and some popcorn. For our ten-year old boy, this was awesome. Monsters and Trucks…

There really isn’t much else to say other than for boys aged seven through to about 15, this will be a good option for a family outing and the romance side of things that is there, is not too full on… more proof that it is aimed at the pre-teen boys.

On the flip side there are a lot of good life lessons dotted amongst it.

The Verdict
A great film for pre-teen boys and bearable for the whole family.

The Trailer

The Info
DVD Releases: 12th April 2017
Rating: PG
Duration: 105 minutes 
Genre:  Family
Starring: Lucas Till, Jane Levy, Barry Pepper, Amy Ryan, Rob Lowe, Danny Glover, Thomas Lennon, Holt McCallany
Director: Chris Wedge (Robots, Ice Age)

The Extras
Chris Wedge's first live action film.

Filmed in British Columbia. According to the license plates seen in the trailers, the film is set in North Dakota.

During one scene, a policeman is seen watching an episode of Spongebob SquarePants on his computer. Spongebob SquarePants is produced by Nickelodeon, who are also the production company behind Monster Trucks.


Jane Levy starred in Evil Dead (2013) and Samara Weaving starred in the first season of Ash Vs Evil Dead.