Genre Archives: Action

Spectre

November 6, 2015
Not Recommended for Families
"Spectre" is a fast-paced ride for much of the movie. You want action? Granted! You have action. The problem is that several scenes are contrived. They seem to be placed in the film not because they add to the story, but because they are fun to watch. There are some exceptions to the rule. A [...]

The Last Witch Hunter

October 23, 2015
Not Recommended for Families
"The Last Witch Hunter" is full of action and big names. The likes of Vin Diesel, Michael Caine, and Elijah Wood star in the film. However, it is also filled with violence and frightening images. Vin Diesel plays a powerful warrior named Kaulder. The story takes place in the 13th century. The [...]

The Martian

October 2, 2015
Not Recommended for Families
"The Martian" is big on tense moments and special effects. It is a major movie, running 141 minutes, and ultimately is about Mark Watney's (Matt Damon) experiences in surviving on Mars until a rescue mission reaches him. A wicked sandstorm leads to the quick evacuation of the NASA team on Mars, but [...]

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

September 18, 2015
Not Recommended for Families
"Maze Runner: The Scorch Trails" is the second film in the continuing story of the "Maze Runner" saga. Thomas (Dylan O' Brien) knows something isn't right when a group of so-called helpers place him and his friends in confinement and, at lunch time, frequently take small groups of people away, and [...]

The Transporter Refueled

September 4, 2015
Not Recommended for Families
"The Transporter Refueled" has its entertaining moments, for sure. It is action-packed and places Frank Martin (Ed Skrein) into some amazing situations. In one scene, for example, he and a certain female are in a plane racing down the runway without a pilot, stationed at the center doors opening at [...]

No Escape

August 26, 2015
Not Recommended for Families
Effective January 1st, 2009, The Dove Foundation Review Team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R, PG-13 and PG-13 Horror rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative [...]

Hitman: Agent 47

August 21, 2015
Not Recommended for Families
Effective January 1st, 2009, The Dove Foundation Review Team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R, PG-13 and PG-13 Horror rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative [...]

The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

August 14, 2015
Not Recommended for Families
Many of us in the older generation remember this series on TV. This movie, like the TV show, takes place in the 1960s, when America and Russia were at odds in the Cold War. Napoleon Solo, a very unique man, used to be an art collector or, should I say, a very good thief. But after being arrested [...]

Fantastic Four (2015)

August 7, 2015
Not Recommended for Families
"Fantastic Four" is an origins story, a genesis account of how the famed four became, well, fantastic. They are all here: Reed Richards (Miles Teller), Johnny Storm (Michael B. Jordan), Sue Storm (Kate Mara) and Ben Grimm (Jamie Bell). We see a young Reed in the beginning of the film, working on [...]

Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015)

July 31, 2015
Not Recommended for Families
"Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation" delivers what most fans of the old TV series and the modern movies would expect: a few masks hiding true identities, chase scenes (featuring both running humans and car chases), a character who is not clearly good or evil, and instead of a self-destructing audio [...]