Monster Fun with Monster Trucks

One thing that we love about the summer school holidays is all the new movies that come out. It’s great to be outdoors but there’s only so many hours that you can play in the sun.  I usually like to break the week up with a few indoor activities and occasionally we go to the movies for a bit of a treat.

2017 looks like it’s going to be an epic year for kid’s films and it’s already off to a cracking start with the Paramount’s latest release, ‘Monster Trucks’ (in cinemas January 12).

Our boys are OBSESSED with anything that has ‘wheels’ and love watching Monster Trucks antics on TV. We haven’t made it to one of the live events yet; but it’s on our list….which was why we were pretty excited to be invited to attend an early preview of film made for kids.

Disclaimer: Trying to get a beautiful photo of 4 supercharged kids sitting still all at once #impossible. Next time i’ll choose Everest 😉 

The Plot

Looking for any way to get away from the life and town he was born into, Tripp, 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 and 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.

Watch the trailer here:

The Verdict

It was two thumbs up from the boys – aged 7 and 5 which is squarely in the film’s target audience. We had some friends come to the movie with us and their 3 year old (who’s almost 4…he likes to keep reminding us) enjoyed the movie also.

The main characters in Monster Trucks are all very likeable.  There were a few brief moments where I was worried that the youngest kids in our group might be a bit scared or concerned about what might be happening to the characters in the film but they weren’t, they just kept following along with the story and watched to see what would happen next.

I knew we were ok when I heard them whispering to each other “That was so cool” followed by a few giggles.

Epic!” was the words that the older kids also used and it’s pretty clear that they’ve got a new hero and more ‘Monster Trucking’ in their sights for the future!


The ‘Monster Trucks’ movie zooms into Aussie cinemas January 12.