Genre Archives: Adventure

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

December 17, 2014
Not Recommended for Families
"The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" is a powerful conclusion to the "Hobbit" trilogy. Several reviewers believe it to be the best of the three "Hobbit" films, and I agree. This final journey into Middle Earth comes with a price, which is the dramatic deaths of both villains and a few [...]

The Legend of Longwood

June 2, 2015
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
"The Legend of Longwood" will be enjoyed by kids and has a bit of intrigue for the adults as well. It features a few mysteries to solve, with a girl named Mickey Miller as the heroine. Mickey learns of the legend of the Black Knight, who figures into the plot. This creepy apparition is restless for [...]

Truth Valley

November 24, 2014
Dove "Faith-Friendly" For Ages 12 and Over
The movie "Truth Valley" does a nice job showing that the Great Almighty, the "Spirit," helps watch out for us and will one day say "Well done" if we follow His path. This is a fantasy movie and is based in 4700 B.C. The group features Thel (Michelle Reid), Burtok (Jacob Brasser), as well as Tabor [...]

Belle and Sebastian

March 20, 2015
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
The scenes and cinematography alone make "Belle and Sebastian" worth renting or owning! The story takes place on the border of Switzerland in the wintry and snowy Alps. The mountains and landscapes are breathtaking to view. One can't help but wonder, "Is it really that beautiful there?" But indeed [...]

My Dog the Space Traveler

February 21, 2013
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
After watching "My Dog the Space Traveler" for a time, I thought, "This sure is a dysfunctional family." But there is a definite pay-off and the filmmakers demonstrate by the end of the picture that love is the most powerful force on Earth. Until then, we see a dad who is out of work, drinks a lot [...]

The Great Polar Bear Adventure

November 10, 2009
Dove "Family-Approved" For All Ages
Polar bears are the narrators in this documentary-style adventure as Cassie tells the story of her mother and brother and their adventures in the Arctic. The film offers a unique look at how polar bears live, hunt and survive in the northern areas so affected by human contact and global warming. As [...]

The Color of Magic

July 14, 2009
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
Wizards, dragons, different worlds, demons and even the Grim Reaper are involved in this hilarious movie about magic. It is so comical that everyone quickly knows this story is pure fantasy and imagination. When the awkward wizard Rincewind becomes guide to an odd tourist who travels with a walking [...]

Neverland

December 4, 2012
Not Recommended for Families
When you watch "Peter Pan," have you ever wondered how he got to Neverland or how the feud between him and Hook started? This movie offers the answers. It seems that Peter was an orphan who James Hook got from a work house in London, along with a few other boys. Peter looked up to "Jimmy," but he [...]

The Last Templar

April 13, 2010
Not Recommended for Families
The Last Templar" has an interesting storyline for sure. After a flashback to the old knights and sword fights, the film begins with knights riding horses into a museum in contemporary New York and stealing items while they break glass and strike people with swords. They are shot at and soon flee. [...]

Princess: A Modern Fairytale

February 3, 2009
Not Recommended for Families
Fairy tales are fantasy stories about castles, princes and princesses, and mythical creatures like unicorns, pixies, or fairies. And we must not forget to include a monster such as a dragon, three-headed beast or ogre. These are things that come to life in a world of imagination. But in this [...]