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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Monster Trucks: Movie Review

By: Matt Suzara

When a drilling company accidentally hits a hidden ecosystem looking for oil' three unknown living creatures pops-out of the blue and one of them escapes finding its way to the city junkyard. Enter Tripp (Lucas Till), who is currently building the chassis of his truck from scraps meets the strange creature, he named Creech and the two get along quickly. With Creech haunted down by its perpetrators, Tripp finishes his truck and allowing Creech to be its motor. Soon, Tripp must find a way to help Creech to find its way home before its too late. 

You can't take away the cuteness out of Monster Trucks. The CGI monsters did the trick in making the entire film float carrying the load on their backs. It's just fun to see them sliding around because their human counterparts are one-dimensional characters. The film has charming stars with Lucas Till and the very pretty Jane Levy leading up the charge, but the two can't simply connect to its audience because of their sloppy and shallow characters. 

The story is pretty generic, and it aims to impress a younger audience in which they easily succeeded. However, it may be a different case for the adults as we find two guys sitting on the front sleeping peacefully at the second half of the movie. Still, There are a lot of impressive scenes and crazy humor to make the entire thing compelling. There are just some aspects that are too simple for the viewers to make a conversation out of it after they leave the cinema. 

Overall, Monster Trucks has nothing new to offer, but it can still be a pleasant film to watch if you have some extra cash and time. The monsters did have the charms but eventually the film lacks in flavor to sustain it efforts to be a memorable cinema experience for this week. 

Lakwatsera Lovers rates it 6 out of 10 stars 

Cast: Lucas Till, Jane Levy

Directed by: Chris Wedge
Distributed by: United International Pictures PH
Now Showing in cinemas



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