Looking for any way to get away from the life and town he was born into, Tripp (Lucas Till), a high school senior, builds a Monster Truck from bits and pieces of scrapped cars. After an accident at a nearby oil-drilling site displaces a strange subterranean creature with a taste and a talent for speed, Tripp may have just found the key to getting out of town and a most unlikely friend. Melding cutting-edge visual effects and state-of-the-art CGI, Monster Trucks is an action-filled adventure for the whole family that will keep you on the edge of your seat and ultimately touch your heart.


Monster Trucks is an enjoyable family piece of entertainment that feels as if it’s came from the 1980’s, Goonies and ET are two films that it bares comparison to.

One thing that’s not trapped in the 80’s are the special effects which are pretty impressive.

Monster Trucks is basically one big chase from start to finish as the hero, high school student Tripp (Lucas Till), who just happens to look about 30(but we’ll ignore that, as the script writers have) is aided and abetted by his high school class mate, who a crush on him, try and return the creature and his family back to their home.

Monster Trucks pretty much died a death at the US box office, however don’t let that put you off as it’s more enjoyable than the box office figures would have you believe.

One for small kids, and any parents brought up in the 80’s.

Monster Trucks (PG)

1h 45m

Director: Chris Wedge
Starring: Lucas Till, Jane Levy, Holt McCallany, Barry Pepper, Tucker Albrizzi, Danny Glover, Amy Ryan, Rob Lowe, Frank Whaley, Thomas Lennon

UK Release: Monday 26th December 2016

Monster Trucks - "Hiding From The Cops" Clip

Monster Trucks - "Engine For My Truck" Clip