The 5th Wave

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"Protect your own"
  • PG-13
  • 2016
  • 1 hr 52 min
  • 5.2  (117,229)
  • 33

The 5th Wave is a 2016 American science fiction action film directed by J Blakeson and based on the 2013 novel of the same name by Rick Yancey. The film stars Chloë Grace Moretz as Cassie Sullivan, a teenage girl struggling to survive in a post-apocalyptic world devastated by waves of alien invasions aimed at wiping out humanity.

The story begins with Cassie reminiscing about her normal life before the alien invasions began. The extraterrestrials unleash their attacks in stages, with each wave bringing a new form of destruction. The 1st Wave involves an EMP blast that disables all electronics and vehicles. The 2nd Wave consists of massive tsunamis and earthquakes generated by the aliens that wipe out coastal areas. The 3rd Wave is a modified strain of bird flu that decimates the surviving human population.

After each wave, Cassie becomes separated from her younger brother Sam and tries to find him while joining forces with other survivors including Ben Parish and Evan Walker. The 4th Wave reveals that some humans have been implanted by the aliens with mind control devices, making it impossible to distinguish friend from foe. Cassie realizes she can only rely on herself.

When the 5th Wave begins, Cassie encounters a young girl named Ringer who has been recruited as a child soldier by the human military fighting the aliens. But Commander Vosch who leads the military may not be everything he seems. Cassie also discovers the true nature of Evan's connection to the aliens. She ultimately decides she must go to the alien mothership where Sam is being held to rescue him.

The 5th Wave is a thrilling story of survival and resilience in the face of an overwhelming alien threat. As the extraterrestrial attack relentlessly chips away at the remnants of humanity, Cassie and the other survivors must summon extraordinary courage to withstand the onslaught. But the aliens have underestimated the human will to endure and fight back.

With intense action sequences and a thought-provoking premise, The 5th Wave explores the fragility of humanity in the face of advanced alien technology and superior force. But it also shows the inner strength people can demonstrate when confronted with the possible extinction of their kind. Led by a gripping performance by Moretz, the film delivers a suspenseful, exhilarating and poignant vision of human tenacity and hope.

The 5th Wave is a 2016 science fiction movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 52 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.2 and a MetaScore of 33.

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