MONSTER TRUCKS (PG)
D: Chris Wedge
Paramount/Nickelodeon/Disruption (Mary Parent & Denis L. Stewart)
W: Derek Connolly
DP: Don Burgess
Ed: Conrad Buff
Mus: Dave Sardy
Lucas Till (Tripp Coley), Jane Levy (Meredith), Amy Ryan (Cindy Coley), Rob Lowe (Reece Tenneson), Danny Glover (Mr. Weathers), Barry Pepper (Rick), Holt McCallany (Burke)
A poor man's Transformers, but considering how poor I rate Michael Bay's sci-fi franchise this isn't a glowing indictment.
Lucas Till plays a high school senior with a side job on the junkyard, where he discovers a creature living in his truck that feeds on gasoline.
What could have been a family friendly adventure with a throwback to similar themed movies of the 1980's soon becomes a sermon about the evils of fracking, but aimed at kids.
Surprisingly, the film was in post-production for nearly 2 years, but that doesn't explain why the visual effects look so shoddy.