Thursday, January 28, 2016
The 5th Wave Review: Sci-Fi Adaptation Survives with Solid Lead and Effects
The 5th Wave tells the tale of Cassie Sullivan (Chloe Grace Moretz): a typical high schoolers who biggest worries was dealing with boys. However her life is turned upside down when the world is invaded by an extra terrestrial force. After waves of calculated attacks, the human race finds itself on the brink of destruction. After a military group led by Colonel Vosch (Liev Schreiber) takes Cassie's younger brother Sam (Zachery Arthur) to be trained with the other young recruits, Cassie goes on a quest to get Sammy back. On the way Cassie meets the mysterious Evan Walker (Alex Roe) who is content on helping the young girl. As Sammy and his squad leader Ben Parish (Nick Robinson) train to become soldiers, they and Cassie discover that there is more to this invasion then what there appears to be.
The 5th Wave was by no means a bad film. The likes of Chloe Grace Moretz and good technical elements managed to save this film by giving it some distinction. However this sci-fi movie was rather generic in its approach as the likes character development and story provided nothing to keep me intrigued throughout the film's runtime. In the end The 5th Wave was a tolerable experience, but unfortunately I felt like that this was one alien invasion that could be skipped.