Genre Archives: Action

Into the Storm

August 8, 2014
Not Recommended for Families
"Into the Storm" is an action packed film that will have many on the edge of, or wanting to get under, their seats. The movie opens with four teenagers in a car that is picked up by a twister. It quickly moves past the characters' introductions and into violent storm sequences. The central [...]

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

August 8, 2014
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
Many years ago, some of us watched a charming cartoon called "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" with our children. The cartoon featured 4 turtles, their martial arts master Splinter (a rat) and a human reporter named April who fought the evil Shredder and his band of villains. These charming turtles [...]

Guardians of the Galaxy

August 1, 2014
Not Recommended for Families
"Guardians of the Galaxy" is the latest movie installment of Marvel comic book characters, and it features the now standard Stan Lee cameo. As usual, it is funny. Let's just say it has to do with Stan doing a bit of flirting. Young Peter Quill stands by the death bed of his mother and, grief [...]

Hercules (2014)

July 25, 2014
Not Recommended for Families
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson portrays the great Hercules in this action filled movie. Is he a god or is he a legend? This is the part of the story that is intriguing. He and his fellow mercenaries travel the world helping those in need but they do this so that they can get paid in gold and with the [...]

Lucy

July 25, 2014
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-rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative values. As such, we feel that we [...]

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

July 11, 2014
Not Recommended for Families
"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" is a well made movie. It features spectacular special effects with the apes literally coming to life and interacting with one another as well as humans. It features the birth of a young chimpanzee that, despite the CGI, is very well done. The apes also ride horses [...]

Transformers: Age of Extinction

June 27, 2014
Not Recommended for Families
When Cade Yeager finds a old dilapidated trunk, he brings it home to try and fix it or part it out. Little does he know the change and danger this truck will bring in his life. It is no ordinary truck, it is the body of the Auto-bot Transformer, Optimus Prime. Cade discovers the truth, along with [...]

X-Men: Days of Future Past

May 23, 2014
Not Recommended for Families
The new "X-Men" movie, "Days of Future Past", is action packed and features time travel to 1973 as well as seeing characters such as Magneto and Professor X in both versions of their younger and older selves. The viewer gets to see President Nixon, Washington, old TV sets and it might produce a [...]

Godzilla (2014)

May 16, 2014
Not Recommended for Families
This movie captures touching family moments, including the tragic death of someone very close to Joe Brody (Bryan Cranston). When a lockdown takes place in Japan to prevent a radiation leak, this person is running to Brody who has to close the door at a certain time or risk many lives being lost. [...]

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

May 2, 2014
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
"The Amazing Spider-Man 2" is...well, just like the first one which is also Dove approved, amazing! It is action-packed, funny, and is one of the best comic book adaptations ever put on the screen. Oh, and it features the now standard Stan Lee cameo. Without giving the details away, Stan shows up [...]