"My Beloved Monster and Me"
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MONSTER TRUCKS sounds like a silly concept, but it turns out to be a delightful, entertaining science fiction comedy-adventure for the whole family. As he does on MACGYVER, Lucas Till delivers a fine, appealing performance as Tripp. Happily, MONSTER TRUCKS has a solid moral worldview with a strong pro-family message. Also, the budding romance between the hero and his would-be girlfriend remains chaste. MONSTER TRUCKS has no objectionable content other than some environmentalist messages about oil drilling and one light exclamatory profanity.
(BB, EE, L, V, M) Strong moral worldview includes pro-family elements but hero’s stepfather is a better man than his father, with some strong environmentalist content against an oil company that might be used to support climate change hysteria; one shocked light profanity (“God”) when something unexpected happens and scares the hero; light violence includes bad guys chase teenage hero and creature, bad guys threaten to kill people and creature, vehicles crashed and smashed, truck driven by creature climbs buildings to get away from pursuers and does some damage to buildings and othger vehicles, bad guys tranquilize creatures; no sexual content; no nudity; no alcohol use; no smoking or drugs; and, man plants an endangered creature at oil drilling site to stop more underground drilling in a place where a new species of large amphibious creatures lives and chase scene causes some damage to vehicles which is never compensated.
MONSTER TRUCKS is a light science fiction comedy about a teenager who discovers a large amphibious creature unearthed by an oil drilling company, but the company’s manager wants to kill the creature so he can keep drilling. MONSTER TRUCKS is a very entertaining, family-friendly adventure with no objectionable content other than some environmentalist messages and one light exclamatory profanity.
The movie stars Lucas Till, of CBS-TV’s rebooted MACGYVER series, as Tripp. Tripp is a friendly high school senior who works at a local junkyard after school. In between his work, he’s taking an old discarded truck and building it into a Monster Truck.
Meanwhile, a large oil drilling company, which employs nearly all the townspeople, finds an amphibious creature living in an underground river above the oil deposits. The creature escapes, only to end up in Tripp’s junkyard.
Tripp befriends the large octopus-like creature, which eats oil to sustain itself. The creature enjoys hiding in the empty engine block of Tripp’s unfinished monster truck. Tripp discovers the creature can use its special tentacles to power the axles that make the wheels go. So, Trip rigs a system to help him steer the creature in the truck to where he wants the truck to go, thus creating a real “monster truck”!!!
The oil company’s henchman finds all this out, however, and the nefarious company manager orders him to capture the creature and kill it so the company can keep drilling for oil. The manager has already caught two other creatures. He’s only been waiting to capture the third one to put his cover-up plan into motion.
Of course, Tripp and his would-be girlfriend, Meredith, decide to protect the lovable creature and fight these bad guys.
MONSTER TRUCKS sounds like a silly concept, but it turns out to be a delightful, entertaining science fiction comedy-adventure for the whole family. Lucas Till delivers a fine, appealing performance as Tripp, something he also does on his new TV program, MACGYVER. Happily, the movie has a strong moral worldview with a strong pro-family message. Also, the budding romance between the hero and his would-be girlfriend remains totally chaste. MONSTER TRUCKS has no objectionable content other than some environmentalist messages about oil drilling and one light exclamatory profanity.