In a small town, an oil company is drilling for oil. The geologist, Dowd, informs his boss, Tenneson that they detected what could be an ecosystem which could affect their drilling rights. But Tenneson tells them to go on and something happens. Something came out and Tenneson wants to keep it quiet by keeping what came out on ice. In the town, something's been taking the fuel tanks off vehicles, leaving a big hole. Tripp, who lives in the town is frustrated at his life, specifically not having a vehicle of his own. He works at a scrap yard and he's been working on restoring an old truck. One day he thinks he hears something and traps it in the storage pit. He calls the Sheriff who's his step-father, whom he doesn't like. And when he gets there, it's gone. Later he sets a trap for it and sees it's a slug like creature who feeds on oil. He would bond with it. Later a man from the oil company shows up at the yard and asks him about the thing he reported earlier. Tripp feigns it was ...Written by
The movie is largely based on an idea by Adam Goodman's 4-year-old son. Goodman was president of Paramount at the time. Goodman left Paramount a month after production ended, despite having a year left on his contract. See more »
During the chase scene with 3 monster trucks, after they jump over the fallen tree and head up the mountain, Tripp's truck swerves back and forth, almost falling off the cliff, but he stays at the driver seat. A bad guy says "All right, kid, this is where your little joy ride ends" and hits his truck into Tripp's, which suddenly knocks Tripp from driver's seat across the truck to the passenger side. The door hangs open, and he catches it. If the truck was hit that hard, just getting knocked across into the passenger door wouldn't have been enough to open the door. See more »
Not sure why so many are hating on this one, or basing reviews on what happened before it got to screen.
Took my 4-, 8-, 12-year-olds to see it on Saturday. All three of them enjoyed it, and I did, too. Simple enough story for the kids to understand, with little in the way of violence, profanity, sex to battle through.
Acting was good, as was the CGI. don't go in expecting The Godfather or anything -- but for a family-friendly flick with a good message, this serves its purpose extremely well. The "monsters" are cute enough for the most part and, when they bare their teeth, it's Star Wars-level "scary", if that makes sense.
Overall, check it out.
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