Saturday, January 30, 2016

The 5th Wave Movie Review

Alex Roe & Chloƫ Grace Moretz (r) star in The 5th Wave

Here She Comes to Save the Day

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: 16-year-old Cassie Sullivan (ChloĆ« Grace Moretz) 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. Directed by J Blakeson.

Moretz transforms from "a totally normal high school girl" into "the Cassie that kills" in The 5th Wave, yet another dystopian tale where young adults save the day (sans Facebook & Twitter, if you can imagine.) Moretz isn't bad, but this is the kind of movie that can kill a career... or at least sidetrack it. The production value is low (evidently $38 million doesn't buy much) and the special effects are amateur at best worst. As for originality... The Hunger Games, Independence Day, Invasion of the Body Snatchers: Take your pick, The 5th Wave copies them all (badly.) No thanks.

Grade: D (for dumb)