These elements are all well and good, but if you're above the age of 12, it becomes considerably harder to reconcile the sporadic tone-deafness.
Monster Trucks is a wreck, fueled by the crazy belief that noise and repetition can disguise the lack of credible writing, directing, acting and FX.
The story and characters are so bland and color-by-numbers that it's hard to care about this juvenile adventure romp
CGI creatures have more personality than the humans. Characters and logic are sacrificed for images and gags.
A film that makes good on its laughable, low-concept premise, one that relies on an out-of-fashion moral clarity that may actually benefit its presumed child viewer.
An eco-fable devoid of didactic overkill, delivered with energy, winking mischief, unobtrusive effects and a skilled cast.
Wants to be "Transformers" but feels more like made-for-video kiddie fare. Tough going if you're older than 9.
Would have made a serviceable Saturday morning TV hour but can't get out of first gear as a feature flick.
Long after the novelty of the premise runs out of gas, it's sheer moviemaking craft that fuels this effects-driven action-family hybrid.