Monster Garage Season 4 DVD Review - www.impulsegamer.com -

Feature 6.5
Video 7.0
Audio 6.0
Special Features    
Total 6.0
Distributor: Discovery Channel
Running Time: 920 Minutes
Classification:
 PG
Reviewer: Tory Favro

6.5


Monster Garage Season 4

Starring Jesse James, season four of Monster Garage gives us more cars to be souped up and crazy projects to undertake.  Each episode sees Jesse James working on a vehicle with his team as they undertake the unthinkable within limited time frames and minute budgets.

There is a twist to the Monster Garage series and that is that there is not necessarily a happily ever after for the vehicles or the team. If the budget is not met or the vehicle doesn't do what Jesse has set out for it, well that machine will bite the dust, often in spectacular fashion.

I am not sure of what the back story is with this series as Season 4 has the least episodes in it and James seems to spend very little time on camera other than to show up and look surly. The teams that are assembled are very enthusiastic and bring life to the show that it seems that their host is not able to. My understanding from looking up more information on the series online was that James did not even show up for the last episode. Not sure what to make of that, it was just something that I looked up.

It's going to seem like I am slamming this show but don't take that away from this review. If you like hair brained experiments with cars, and I do, then see past Jesse's apparent lack of enthusiasm and just check out what they do with the cars. I compare this show with his work others series and I just couldn't get into him.

Bear in mind this is the genius behind the West Coast Choppers business and you might understand why I expected more.

One of my favourites in this series was Sour Kraut which oversaw the conversion of an VW Beetle from the 50's into a modern day speed machine. The Beetle was almost a totally rusted hulk, but the team get in there and with the budget of 5000 dollars and donated equipment, we end up with an amazing machine roaring down the drag strip. This is also one of the earlier episodes for the season.

If you like your custom cars and wacky ideas, then you will most likely enjoy this set. I would have too but for my money, Jesse James simply was a downer host this season and we would have been served better with a voice over.

Tory Favro

 






 
 



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