5th Wave


With Chloë Grace Moretz, Matthew Zuk, Gabriela Lopez

Written by Susannah Grant, Akiva Goldsman, Jeff Pinkner, based on the novel by Rick Yancey
Directed by J. Blakeson

Aliens have invaded earth, their first four waves of attack leaving the planet in ruins. With the fifth wave imminent, a girl has to grow up fast and fight for survival. With her main aim to save her younger brother, she becomes a key figure in resisting the alien forces.
The big scale special effect scenarios get countered by more basic isolated dramatic scenes to harness the humanity of the characters (as we've seen in many movies like this, including Spielberg's take on War Of The Worlds, basics like the love for ones family extending to humanity as a whole the focal point).

Not knowing so before getting into this review, as the movie ended it felt like The 5th Wave is definitely the first of one of those young adult trilogies like The Hunger Games, Maze Runner etc. - Lo and behold, this is the first of three YA books by Rick Yancey! Expect The Infinite Sea and The Last Star to follow)

3 / C
- Paul Blom

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- A - B
- C

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6 - Volcanic
5 - Blistering
4 - Hot
3 - Smolder
2 - Room Temperature
1 - Fizzled
0 - Extinguished

A: Multi-Viewing Potential

B: Could Enjoy A 2nd Look

C: Once Should Suffice

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