Monster Trucks full movie review - Nothing Special, just your run-of-the-mill PG action film.
I watched this at the Cinema today. Nothing particularly special, just your run- of-the-mill action film really.
The film starts at an oil-drilling place. Some guys in the control room notice something is wrong, then suddenly the alarms are ringing and water is gushing out of pipes and everything explodes. Something mysterious is to blame....
A young guy meets attractive girl. Guy discovers weird creature. Creature tries to kill him. Guy calls cops. Of course, when the cops come, the creature (surprise, surprise) is nowhere to be seen. "Honestly, it was right there, I swear!". "Oh really? I suppose this is funny to you huh"? All been done before.
At first, creature seems like nasty monster, but then later of course we realize that the creature was just playing and wasn't really trying to strangle him to death with his huge blue testicles. He then has a bit of fun with this creature and it plays with him by picking him up and growling in his face.
This lad also happens to like big grizzly vehicles (another big surprise) and the creature happens to take a liking to this old knackered pickup truck he's got.
Then, suddenly all these guys appear at the door from this mysterious organization and say that they've heard you've seen something in the garage and they want to capture it so "it doesn't cause any harm to anyone". However, this lad now of course loves this creature and wants to protect it, so, fearing the worst, he then makes up some lame excuses like "it was nothing, just a cougar i think" and "oh, i actually think i spotted it over there" (while trying to hide his testicles with his foot).
Then, his girlfriend appears, and asks him to drive her home. Knowing what's under his truck he then makes up yet another lame excuse about why he can't drive her home, but not wanting her to dump him, he agrees anyway.
After a nerve-racking drive down a hill, the woman realizes somethings not right so they stop and she gets out. When she realizes there is something underneath the truck, she does a girly scream and is of course, terrified.
He then keeps him under his dirt truck and uses him as "an engine", presumably to save on gas money. The girl has some concern about "animal welfare" but the guy dismisses it "oh he's fine, he doesn't mind".
Then we are made to feel sorry and love for the creatures as we cut to a secret laboratory where these creatures are being kept. This scientist does some tests and becomes rather fond of these creatures, and when this guy says he's going to kill them, he responds "but they're intelligent creatures, it's immoral to kill them" but being a mean hear ted guy and the "big nasty boss" he basically says "i know it's immoral but i don't give a s*it because all i care about is hurting other things for my own satisfaction".
The dude and the chick then manage to track down the location of the beasts and try to rescue them, before of course being captured by the evil "big boss" and his troops. He then hands them over to the nice scientist, who tells them he doesn't really "want to hurt them" but help so tells them his secret plan.
We then cut to a car dealership where this young chubby boy who looks like he hasn't gone through puberty yet offers to help and magically manages to build them three huge monster trucks. The creatures then magically appear under the trucks and instead of using the big grizzly engines they use the creatures to power them and off they go sounding like big grizzly engines anyway.
We then get a typical James Bond Hollywood Style chase scene including the leaping over buildings without crashing, jumping over trains and ruining peoples things by crashing through stuff etc. The "baddies" then lose them but of course soon catch up with them later.
They then all crash or die etc in one way or another and then when the lad falls down a big hole the creature saves him and he goes back to live in the sea. The guy then forms a strong relationship with his girlfriend and his "new truck" and they all live happily ever after.
So to sum up there is nothing new here, just your typical "goodies" and "baddies" film with an animal taking the center role with the "baddies" trying to kill the animal for reasons of greed, money, satisfaction etc and the "goodies" trying to stop them and of course the two main characters fall in love at the end as well.
I think this kind of film has been done many times before, somehow I don't think Daniel Craig, Tom Cruise or Harrison Ford have anything to worry about but a decent performance non the less.
But it is still a good way to while away a couple of hours on a boring January afternoon.?