Genre Archives: Science-Fiction

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 [...]

Hardcore Henry

April 8, 2016
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 5th Wave

January 22, 2016
"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 [...]

DownLoad

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. [...]

Self/Less

July 10, 2015
"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 [...]