The Fifth Wave Review


Plot-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.

Review- After 4 waves of deadly attacks that have killed 99% of the Earths population, the few remaining humans engage in a desperate battle with a superior alien force, in the chaos one young girl searches desperately for her brother who has been taken hostage by the alien invaders.

Oh, hang on, i’m making this seem interesting aren’t I?

Sorry about that.

One moment…

Here you go.

After some narration, stock footage and average CGI have removed the need to hire any extras, a bunch of stereotypes (who can generously be called cardboard) wander around for 112 minutes busily setting up an inevitable sequel.

Why it was rated a 15 I have no idea. It’s as edgy as a satsuma.

The acting is passable and the directer does what he can to make the 38 million dollar budget seem enough (For Comparison the budget for the first Hunger Games was 78 million) but… how can I put this?

This film is mindbogglingly, unimaginably dull and without a single spark of originality. The alien spaceship is copied straight from District 9, the dialogue is cliche and flat, the character plot-lines are straight out of Twilight as it all boils down to the inevitable love-triangle between female character #1 and male beefcakes #1 and #2.

I couldn’t even root for the aliens to wipe them out because instead of hiring someone with any charisma or screen presence Liev Schreiber has inexplicable been given the role. And after four very ingenious waves the aliens final wave seems to be a bit rubbish.

And then there’s just the fact that this doesn’t seem like a film. It felt to me, more like the pilot to a new TV Series where every week our determined band of ethnically-diverse heroes defeat the latest scheme by the evil aliens, something along the lines of or Animorphs.

At the end of the day, this series has been described as “doing to aliens what Twilight did to Vampires” a statement I agree with 100%. Let that be either recommendation or damnation as you see fit.

 My Score- Poor


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