I am so excited to share with you a summer filled with positive, helpful movie reviews! My hope is that these will be the best family movies for your summer break.
I’m calling this series, “Amazing Summer Movies for Families to Enjoy.”
I’ve invited some of my favorite blogging friends to share movies they love with you. Each Wednesday morning, I’ll add a new review for you to enjoy.
You and your family can gain a whole slew of great movie suggestions from reading these weekly reviews. I hope these articles will lead to a fun summer of movie watching for you and your crew.
Today’s Movie Title: Monster Trucks
Who stars in the movie?
Lucas Till and Jane Levy as main characters
Including line-up of Rob Lowe, Thomas Lennon, Barry Pepper, and Danny Glover
Action. Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi, Fantasy
What’s the basic plot of the movie?
Tripp (Till) is a high-school kid trying to find his way. Having relational issues with both his dad and step-dad Tripp is trying to repair and old truck and work at a local junkyard to fix it.
While on a night shift he sees an “animal” that is trying to find oil, his main source of food. At first, Tripp is scared but he quickly befriends the animal and finds that he can be of great use to him and his truck.
After “Creech” crawls up into the old truck Tripp is trying to renovate, he finds that the two of them can be quirky but lovable companions.
Tripp befriends his biology tutor and they discover the reason this animal has surfaced. A local drilling company has disturbed their ecosystem and Tripp and Meredith (Levy) fight to get him home.
This story has a great adventure for Tripp and Meredith and they discover that they can make a difference by using the things they do best.
Why do you and your family love this movie?
My family and I really enjoyed this movie. We watched it as a recommendation. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect and I was surprisingly thrilled with the storyline and the action. It had an original story.
Even though the creatures in this movie and their ecosystem was fantasy, I quickly found it believable and found myself rooting for their safety.
The story with Tripp and Creech was a really fun story and the kids enjoyed watching them as they made his truck into a working truck that ran on creature power. They also enjoyed the comedy between the creature and Tripp.
How heartily do you recommend it?
I would give this movie 4.5 stars. It is hard to find movies for the whole family. We have kids that range in ages from 5-10 years old and I found that this movie was good for us all. Another reason I would recommend this is because it does not have bad language.
Is there anything we need to watch out for?
This movie is rated PG for suspense and peril, some rude humor, and brief scary scenes. There are a few scenes in the junkyard at night and the creature appears. There are also a few scenes when the “bad guys” are after Tripp and the creature. There are also a few older kid issues Tripp and Meredith face.
Where can we find this movie?
You can find this movie for purchase and at Redbox.
About the Reviewer:
Jaime Wiebel is Saved by Grace and Chasing After Christ every day as Wife, Mom, and Blogger. She loves reading God’s Word and pointing others to the love and grace that can only be found in Christ.
You can find Jaime blogging at Seeking God with Jaime Wiebel in her “spare time” where she encourages friends to lean on Christ while living for Him every day of the journey.
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