Monster Truck Adventures: Making the Grade

DVD Release: May 1, 2012
Monster Truck Adventures: Making the Grade
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Synopsis

Meteor and friends engage in exciting adventures at school and home, while learning important Biblical lessons along the way. These monster trucks experience scripture based lessons that apply to their everyday lives. Each episode is full of fun, family and friends as the kids experience life in the town of Crushington Park.

Episodes:
1. Special Delivery – a lesson in understanding (Prov. 14:8)
2. Charity Drive – a lesson in charity (1 Cor. 13:4)
3. Twin Engines – a lesson about worry (Phil. 4:6)
4. April Fool’s Day – a lesson in compassion (Eph. 4:32)
5. Monster Truck Club – a lesson in sharing (1 Tim. 6:18)
6. Boomers – a lesson in agreement (1 Cor. 1:10)
7. A Monster Truck Tale – a lesson in compassion (Psalm 103:13)

Dove Review

Here is another fun-ride on the “Monster Truck” high-way! This DVD is fun, fun, fun with terrific animation and moral lessons featured in each episode. “Making the Grade” is the title of this DVD.

The episodes featured begin with “Special Delivery” in which “discernment” is the spiritual theme. Junkboy and Amby announce an alien invasion at Donut Corner. This causes a bit of an uproar and they later realize they should have learned the facts first before making their announcement. Proverbs 14:8 is featured, a scripture about wisdom and discernment. Next up is “Charity Drive” which is about the danger in being too focused on ourselves. When the kids begin collecting hub caps for a charity drive it soon turns into a competition which leads to the loss of several hub cups. The love chapter, 1 Corinthians 13, is featured in this episode. Next we have “Twin Engines” in which LT’s mom asks LT and Meteor to babysit twin trucks. The twins about wear them out so LT and Meteor decide to wear the twins out so they will take a nap.

In “April Fool’s Day” some pranks by Little Tow on Meteor go too far and Meteor’s feelings are hurt. In episode five, “Monster Truck Club”, the kids decide to have a club and LT’s home becomes the club house. However, disagreements soon abound and when a vote is taken for president they each vote for themselves. They ultimately figure out a solution which works and peace is restored. In episode six, “Boomers”, the search for sharp objects which can cause flat tires soon leads to a division. Finally, in the bonus episode, episode seven, titled, “A Monster Truck Tale”, the Crush Monster captures Princess and three knights come to her rescue. We soon learn the monster has a bumper in his wheels which has caused him to be cranky for a long time. This episode features the theme of compassion.

These episodes are fantastic with great animation and stories and we don’t hesitate in awarding our Dove Seal to this DVD for all ages. Climb on board the Monster Trucks today!

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: None
Violence: A few tires fall on vehicles, trucks race and have some close calls.
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: A few misunderstandings between the characters and they iron out their differences; in inspirational scenes scriptures are used as the fabric of the moral lessons which are taught.

Info

Company: Rising Star Studios
Director: Trevor Hierons
Genre: Children
Runtime: 93 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter