Genre Archives: Science-Fiction

Riddick

September 6, 2013
Not Recommended for Families
I found the plot in this movie to be interesting and some of the action sequences, especially in which Riddick (Vin Diesel) takes on sea monsters and alien creatures, to be captivating. It really is like an alien world as he takes on creatures never seen on this earth to be sure. They are fierce [...]

Pacific Rim

July 12, 2013
Not Recommended for Families
"Pacific Rim" is an imaginative story that combines elements of Transformers and Godzilla into an action packed thriller. When monsters start appearing from a split in the tectonic plates under the Pacific ocean, human-kind's very survival is threatened. Each generation of the monsters known as [...]

The Purge

June 7, 2013
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-rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative values. As such, we feel that we [...]

Star Trek Into Darkness

May 16, 2013
Not Recommended for Families
This is an action-packed movie from the get go. Kirk saves Spock from certain death from a volcano but a primitive race sees the Enterprise and Kirk gets into trouble for disobeying a Prime Directive. Even Spock seems to be against him for the rescue! Kirk is stripped of being captain of the [...]

Oblivion (2013)

April 19, 2013
Not Recommended for Families
"Oblivion" takes place decades after a war between aliens and earthlings. Even though the earthlings won the war, they are forced to leave earth due to radiation and the severe destruction of the planet's resources. A small team is left behind to clean things up and gather the remaining resources [...]

Dark Skies

February 22, 2013
Not Recommended for Families
This is a creepy movie, creepy and a bit spooky. In one scene Lacey Barrett (Keri Russell) goes into her son's room to check on him at night and a tall, frightening figure of a shadow that resembles Nosferatu is seen lurking by the bed. The effect is, well, effective. She and her husband Daniel [...]

Broken Victory

August 6, 2013
Dove "Faith-Friendly" For Ages 12 and Over
"Broken Victory" is the journey of a family that is being persecuted because they are Christians. When they are arrested, the family is threatened with harm if they do not renounce their faith in God. One by one they are tested and the parents must eventually decide if they are willing to die for [...]

Cloud Atlas

October 26, 2012
Not Recommended for Families
"Cloud Atlas" is a collection of six stories taking place in various centuries, past, present and future. The proposition is that we are all connected in some way by six degrees of separation – a theme the movie failed to execute well. Adapted from a novel by David Mitchell, this two hour and [...]

Prometheus

June 8, 2012
Not Recommended for Families
Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) is the kind of woman who believes, with her upbeat spirit, that she and Charlie Holloway (Logan Marshall-Green) can learn the secret of the origins of the planet and of man. The couple is very devoted and Elizabeth looks out for Charlie when an alien infects him. It is [...]

Lockout

April 13, 2012
Not Recommended for Families
In the latest episode of "Star Wars" meets "Escape from New York", the president's daughter is stranded on a space ship/penile colony where the inmates have just taken over. At first I was amazed that Irish actors could get rid of their brogues but that didn't last long. Once the action took hold, [...]