I like movies that are aware of what they are selling... without [any] greater aspirations than to make people laugh and that's it.
The thing I enjoyed most about the film is the fact that it doesn't shy away from being a super-sized-cliche;
Strong acting helps the film overcome an uncertain premise and create characters that hold our attention absolutely.
At first, I thought this movie was going to be hilarious and action packed but it simply didn't come through. The simple idea was good but it just really didn't pan out. The plot couldn't figure out if it was going to be happy go lucky, a fantasy, a coming of age, or an action movie. Also, using sub-par actors didn't help those facts either. While a simple minded kid may enjoy the movie, regular adults probably won't. Maybe I'm thinking too critical about it because of its intended audience which was kids but it wasn't anything special. The idea is good though which is why I didn't rate it any worse. Get back to the drawing board and maybe this could be something that mounts to a good flick.
What an awesome movie! I loved it! Terrific cast! Great story concept! The creatures intelligence was amazing! Hopefully a part 2 is being considered! The best family movie since Free Willie! A little bit of everything, endangered species, monster trucks, romance, family and fun! This is a movie I recommend to all my family and friends of all ages and all genders!
A young man working at a small town junkyard discovers and befriends a creature which feeds on oil being sought by a fracking company. Although Monster Trucks did received a better amount of reviews than anyone was expecting it to it still wasn't enough and personally after all those things that i have heard i had to see the film and judge it on my own and honestly i think that the movie did it's purpose and it was a hell lot of fun. What surprised me the most was how good the acting was and since it's a Nickelodeon film it really did surprised me a lot. Lucas Till, Jane Levy and Barry Pepper were pretty great and their performances did sold the movie for me, the characters were also very interesting and even tho Meredith (played by Levy) was kinda useless if you think about it she did save the day at the end. The movie also has some pretty good and decent cgi mostly with the monsters themselves who although scary at first they do get pretty sweet and funny as the film goes along. Overall Monster Trucks knows it's purpose and although it does get kinda over the top at times and it does have some mindless action sequences it's still a fun family film that kids will definitely enjoy and maybe just maybe even their parents as well.
There are lots of similarities with other films, maybe not directly. In todays world, it became practice to give kids (and sometimes for women) their own version of what meant for only grownups. So there's no use whining about that. Because those who does might not be the target audience. This is I think purely for kids, otherwise it would have not got bold PG, but like usual for any film, I gave it a try. Even though it's not original, somewhat I enjoyed watching it.The story was in usual pattern that opened with an intro, then moving to unleash the long trapped ancient creatures into the human society. One becomes friend with it and a few starting to hunt it with the rest are as the neutral or unaware of it. There's nothing unpredictable in it. And so the tale comes to halt with a finale where maximum push was given, but overall it fails to impress on the average expectation.Good title, good idea, even the graphics were not bad, but not good enough stunts with okay performances. I feel it could have become a good television series than the film. So they should scrap the idea if they have one for a sequel and instead make a shift to television. Other than what I thought, this is a good entertainer for little kids. So it should be watched by them more than their counterparts.5½/10