Genre Archives: Science-Fiction

The 5th Wave

January 22, 2016
Not Recommended for Families
"The 5th Wave" is another alien invasion movie, but this one has a unique take, and it involves the children of Earth. Cassie Sullivan (Chloe Grace Moretz) is a high school girl who lives in Ohio with her parents, Oliver and Lisa (Ron Livingston and Maggie Siff), and her brother, Sam (Zackary [...]


April 25, 2015
Dove "Faith-Friendly" For Ages 12 and Over
"DownLoad" is an allegorical, science-fiction based film, with "Orbiter" representing God, and a host of good and evil characters that either believe in Orbiter's son or don't. The good guys include Circuit and a woman named Binary, who strive to keep the ways of Orbiter and defeat his enemies. [...]


July 10, 2015
Not Recommended for Families
"Self/Less" is an appropriate title, as it deals with a man named Damian Hale (Ben Kingsley) who takes over a younger man's body (Ryan Reynolds) as he is dying of cancer. The body is supposed to be genetically engineered. However, he learns it belonged to someone else in the past, and he eventually [...]


March 6, 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 and PG-13 rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative values. As such, we [...]

Jupiter Ascending

February 6, 2015
Not Recommended for Families
"Jupiter Ascending" is a unique movie because it deals with sci-fi themes, but it is also very much a film about people who struggle and deal with day-to-day life. Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis), a Russian immigrant, gets up early to do the thankless job of cleaning, including cleaning toilets. No [...]

Project Almanac

January 30, 2015
Not Recommended for Families
"Project Almanac" certainly does a good job goading the audience into thinking about the choices we make and, if we could time travel, what ripple effects would result from changing events in our lives. Those choices would not only affect our lives, but the lives of others as well. Jonny Weston [...]

The Maze Runner

September 19, 2014
Not Recommended for Families
"The Maze Runner" is an interesting story focusing on the strengths and weaknesses of the characters. And yes, the special effects are pretty good too. The movie is based on the novel by James Dashner. Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) finds himself thrust into a world with boundaries inhabited by several [...]


October 14, 2012
Dove "Faith-Friendly" For Ages 12 and Over
"Remember" is a movie you will remember! It has a unique plot as the government is in control of parents' children in 2050 and they force families to use a daily drug which continually removes their memory so they don't recall they have children. The scripture is used that God will turn the [...]

Hamlets Ghost

Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
"Hamlet's Ghost" features a lot of things, including time jumping, several mysteries, a little humor, and what looks like a repeated murder but with the assailant becoming the victim and the victim becoming the assailant. One piece of advice: don't go to the bathroom without hitting the pause [...]

Edge of Tomorrow

June 6, 2014
Not Recommended for Families
"Edge of Tomorrow" features a unique plot, that of a man who relives the same life scenes and dies over and over again due to an alien's blood landing on his face and in his mouth. This blood makes the re-living of these moments possible. This sets up some nice humorous occurrences, such as the [...]