New In Theaters February 28, 2020: Semi-Engaging Plots, But Not Family-Friendly

BURDEN

Quality:
****
Content:
-2 Discretion advised for adults.
BURDEN is the story of a young man who’s a member of the Ku Klux Klan in Laurens, South Carolina. Set in 1996, the movie follows Mike Burden as he struggles with whether to leave the Klan for the woman he loves or to stay to keep the father he never had. BURDEN is a powerful redemption story, but sadly is marred with foul language. For this reason, MOVIEGUIDE® advises extreme caution.

THE INVISIBLE MAN (2020)

Quality:
***
Content:
-3 Excessive content and/or worldview problems.
THE INVISIBLE MAN (2020), a new science fiction thriller that’s not at all based on the classic science fiction novel by H.G. Wells, is about a present-day woman who’s stalked by her former abusive lover, who’s invented a suit that makes him invisible. THE INVISIBLE MAN has some thrilling moments, but the best ones don’t come until the third act, and the movie’s positive moral elements are fatally marred by a brutal act of vigilante revenge at the end. THE INVISIBLE MAN (2020) also has some brief foul language and graphic violence.

SAINT FRANCES

Quality:
***
Content:
-4 Gross immorality, and/or worldview problems.
SAINT FRANCES follows a 34-year-old waitress, Bridgett, who doesn’t know what to do with her life and, as a summer nanny, forms an unlikely friendship with a 6-year-old girl named Frances, who challenges her. SAINT FRANCES is well made but too long and too slow, with an unsatisfying ending. It also has a strong pagan, politically correct worldview with strong feminist, pro-abortion, pro-homosexual content and excessive foul language.

GREED (2020)

Quality:
***
Content:
-4 Gross immorality, and/or worldview problems.
GREED (2020) tells the story of a devious British fashion mogul and how he cheats his way to success until he finally gets his ultimate comeuppance. The plot in GREED is bogged down by lots of flashbacks, especially in the satirical movie’s first half, and has a very strong, abhorrent Romantic, socialist, anti-capitalist worldview that contains abundant foul language and even justifies murder.

WENDY

Quality:
**
Content:
-2 Discretion advised for adults.
WENDY is an arthouse re-imagining of the Peter Pan story where a young girl and her two brothers, led by a young boy named Peter, run away from home and travel to a mysterious volcanic island where aging and time have come unglued. Filmed in an unsatisfying stream-of-consciousness style, WENDY has a Romantic worldview that inverts the original story’s meaning, which is that growing up is a greater adventure than remaining stuck in a childish fantasy land, alone and without any parents to love you.

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