Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz / Nick Robinson / Alex Roe /
Release Date: 2016-01-14
Production Companies: Columbia Pictures, GK Films, Material Pictures,
Director: J Blakeson, Gail Hunter, Robert John Dubiel,
The 5th Wave Summary
16-year-old Cassie Sullivan tries to survive in a world devastated by the waves of an alien invasion that has already decimated the population and knocked mankind back to the Stone Age.
"What's the point of any of this?" asks Cassie. I kept hoping, but no such luck. It's a question that is never answered.
Ultimately squashed by a silly and generic love triangle that makes The Hunger Games look like Casablanca.
The storyline is generic apocalyptic science fiction and feels a lot like an uninspired fusion of Independence Day and the TV mini-series "V".
The whole thing appears to have been designed by some crazed Oedipal wing of the N.R.A.
The 5th Wave plays like a Wayans-brothers spoof of movies based on dystopian Young Adult novels. Seriously, it could have been called YA Movie the way it wallows in all the overly familiar tropes of the genre.