Genre Archives: Adventure

The Huntsman: Winter’s War

April 22, 2016
Not Recommended for Families
"The Huntsman: Winter's War" is the sequel to the first "Huntsman" movie, with Chris Hemsworth reprising his role as "Huntsman"/Eric, and Charlize Theron returning as the queen, Ravenna. Emily Blunt plays Ravenna's sister, Freya, who, following a tragedy, rules her own "icy" kingdom. In this [...]

The Jungle Book (2016)

April 15, 2016
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
"The Jungle Book (2016)" is an amazing adventure. The film is loaded with talking animals that are vicious and funny and a young, courageous boy named Mowgli (Neel Sethi). The voice talent includes Bill Murray as the comedic bear, Baloo; Idris Elba as Shere Khan, the evil tiger; and Scarlett [...]

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

March 25, 2016
Not Recommended for Families
"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" is a dark super hero--comic book movie, whatever you would choose to call it. Batman (Ben Affleck) is very much a dark, brooding, masked vigilante in this picture. There was a lot of anger among many fans when Ben Affleck was cast in this role but, to his [...]

The Divergent Series: Allegiant

March 18, 2016
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
"Allegiant," Part One, is the third film in the "Divergent" series and is the first one that is able to receive our Dove "Family-Approved" Seal. The first two films in the series missed receiving the Seal due to language, violence or both. This one also has several scenes of fantasy violence, but [...]

Gods of Egypt

February 26, 2016
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
"Gods of Egypt" brings the ancient mythology of gods and war to life. It is an old-fashioned, epic film about gods and mortals. Set (Gerard Butler), the menacing god of darkness, winds up on the throne of Egypt after he seizes power. The rightful heir, the god Horus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), has his [...]

Time Toys

Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
"Time Toys" is a lot of fun! It features a group of kids who have to try to save the future of the world. Kids will love this movie, and so will anyone who enjoys time travel stories. In this case, several objects from the future wind up in the hands of present-day kids, including Matt and Mel, [...]

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

December 18, 2015
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" could be subtitled "The Fandom Awakens." From the opening blast of the title "Star Wars" on the screen to the appearance of Han, Chewbacca, Leia, and Luke in the movie, the audience was rollicking and energized with anticipation. The good news is, the movie delivers a [...]

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip

December 18, 2015
Dove "Family-Approved" For All Ages
"Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip" is the latest adventure that the chipmunks share, along with a new love interest for Dave. Her son, an obnoxious young man named Miles (Josh Green), likes to do things like hang Theodore by his shirt on a Ferris wheel, and use a golf club on one of the boys [...]

The Christmas Dragon

November 7, 2014
Dove "Family-Approved" For All Ages
Five orphan children need to find a way to bring back the spirit of Christmas and help Father Christmas return, in an adventure set in Medieval times. Along the way, the children have a run in with some evil characters who try to stop them. They also save a young, injured dragon that helps in their [...]

In the Heart of the Sea

December 11, 2015
Not Recommended for Families
"In the Heart of the Sea" is a compelling movie about a quest and survival. For Herman Melville, this journey is about traveling to the lone survivor's home of the ship Essex to find out the story of the fabled great white whale. Was it really that huge? What happened to the men? What details are [...]