Genre Archives: Science-Fiction

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

July 21, 2017
"Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets" plays less like the candy-colored swashbuckler of Guardians of the Galaxy and more like a science fiction rendering of Tom Sawyer. The plot has one common thread involving an alien race facing annihilation, but the scenes really follow Maj. Valerian [...]

War for the Planet of the Apes

July 14, 2017
"War for the Planet of the Apes" is, interestingly enough, a movie about being humane. And it is mostly the apes that are humane, with the exception of a mute girl who is very compassionate. When the apes kill her father for attempting to fire on them, an orangutan has mercy on the orphaned girl [...]

Transformers: The Last Knight

June 21, 2017
"Transformers: The Last Knight" is the fifth installment of this franchise and features a few good thoughts such as a character's statement that "without personal sacrifice, there can be no victory" and that anyone stepping forward can wind up being a hero. However, other than this, there are a lot [...]

Alien: Covenant

May 19, 2017
At this time, the Dove Foundation Review Team do all NC-17 rated does not review movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R, PG-13 and PG-13 Horror rated films. Our report is therefore limited to the business information (title, rating, distributor, producer, director, actors, etc.), synopsis, [...]

Ghost in the Shell (2017)

March 31, 2017
"Ghost in the Shell" is a bizarre, futuristic film with Scarlett Johansson's character, Major, having her brain placed inside a robotic body, which looks quite human. In fact, she wears a tan, silicon bodysuit which gives her a nude look through several scenes of the film. She was hurt in an [...]

Life (2017)

March 24, 2017
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 Space Between Us

February 3, 2017
"The Space Between Us" is a movie with a unique story. A female astronaut named Sarah Elliot embarks for Mars along with five other astronauts and learns she is pregnant while en route. She dies giving birth, and the man behind the mission, Nathaniel Shepherd (Gary Oldman) weeps in shock as he [...]

Passengers

December 21, 2016
"Passengers" is a fascinating movie that works especially well due to its lead actors, Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt. Left in other actor's hands, it probably doesn't hold the audience's attention as well. Lawrence and Pratt have chemistry in this "Titanic"-like story, with the plot taking [...]

Arrival (2016)

November 11, 2016
"Arrival" is not your typical alien or science-fiction film. It doesn't contain a lot of action, it contains little. It focuses on intellect and is, frankly, a bit cerebral. It does not feature aliens easily connecting with humans; in fact, just the opposite. The humans struggle to learn the [...]

Independence Day: Resurgence

June 24, 2016
"They're back." That's the main focal point of the new "Independence Day" movie, "Resurgence", although it definitely ends with an open door for another possible sequel. Twenty years have passed since the alien invasion of 1996. Now former President Whitmore (Bill Pullman) is still recovering from [...]