Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, Matthew Zuk, Gabriela Lopez
Directed By: J Blakeson
Written By: Susannah Grant, Akiva Goldsman, Jeff Pinkner
US Box Office: $20.3M
Runtime: 1 hr. 52 min.
Sony Pictures: -> Official Site
Four waves of increasingly deadly alien attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother.
Fresh Reviews for “The 5th Wave”
“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.
The storyline is generic apocalyptic science fiction and feels a lot like an uninspired fusion of Independence Day and the TV mini-series “V”.
Moretz acquits herself well as the no-nonsense Cassie, forced to grow up quickly in terrible circumstances – but it never shifts out of first gear.
It’s just another Hunger Games/Divergent/Maze Runner clone, with the heroine torn between two lovers.
Also based on the first in a trilogy of post-apocalyptic teen novels, this thriller feels like it could be a worthy successor to The Hunger Games saga, with its smart story and strong characters.
It’s never boring, but it’s absurd, ridiculous and slurty. [Full review in Spanish]
Predictable and full of involuntary humor. One of the worst films of the year so far. [Full review in Spanish]
The 5th Wave is not only an endless collection of clichés seen in similar productions, but, above all, it extends to parodic levels. [Full review in Spanish]
A more violent affair than the Hunger Games, Divergent or Maze Runner movies, but also bloodless and even wimpy so as to make sure that its teen audience isn’t too scared.