The 5th Wave (2016)

USA| January 2016| 112 min| English
The 5th Wave (2016)
Genre Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Color Color
Certification USA:PG-13 , UK:15 , Germany:12 , Ireland:12A , Singapore:PG13 , South Korea:12 , Spain:12 , Sweden:15
Other Titles The Fifth Wave
Locations Macon, Georgia, USA
Director J Blakeson
Lead Cast Chloë Grace Moretz, Nick Robinson, Ron Livingston, Maggie Siff, Alex Roe
Trailer
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Tagline
Can we survive the 5th wave?
We fight back
Protect your own
Wave 1: Darkness. Wave 2: Destruction. Wave 3: Infection. Wave 4: Invasion.
Plot Summary
The film follows 16-year-old Cassie Sullivan (Chloë Grace Moretz) as she struggles to survive in a world devastated by the waves of alien invasion that have thrown humankind back to the Stone Age. Amidst huge fear and distrust, Cassie is desperately trying to save her 5-year-old brother, Sam. As she prepares for the inevitable fifth wave, Cassie teams up with Ben Parish (Nick Robinson), her childhood crush, who seems to be her only hope to escape the lethal wave and save her brother.
Trivia
Chloë Grace Moretz was the only actress auditioned for the feamle lead role.

The film is based on the Rick Yancey's novel of same name.
Chloë Grace Moretz Cassie Sullivan
Nick Robinson Ben Parish / Zombie
Ron Livingston Oliver Sullivan
Maggie Siff Lisa Sullivan
Alex Roe Evan Walker
Maria Bello Sergeant Reznik
Maika Monroe Ringer
Liev Schreiber Colonel Vosch
Zackary Arthur Sammy Sullivan
Tony Revolori Dumbo
Talitha Bateman Teacup
Derek Roberts Private Parker
Geoffrey Kennedy Bullhorn Soldier
E Roger Mitchell White House spokesman
Matthew Zuk Wounded man with crucifix
Gabriela Lopez Lizbeth
Bailey Anne Borders Julia
Dave Maldonado Soccer Coach
Paul Ryden TV News Anchor
Charmin Lee Ms Paulson
Parker Wierling Jeremy
Madison Staines Teary school kid
Terry Serpico Hutchfield
Cade Canon Ball Oompa
Alex MacNicoll Flintstone
Michael Beasley Major Bob
Director J Blakeson
Producer Tim Headington
Graham King
Tobey Maguire
Matthew Plouffe
Executive Producer Richard Middleton
Writer Rick Yancey(story)
Susannah Grant(screenplay)
Akiva Goldsman(screenplay)
Jeff Pinkner(screenplay)
Lyricist
Music Composer Henry Jackman
Singers
Choreographers
Cinematographer Enrique Chediak
Action Director Joey Box
Film Editor Paul Rubell
Casting Director Francine Maisler
Production Designer Jon Billington
Art Director Julian Ashby
Costume Designer Sharen Davis
Production Companies Columbia Pictures
GK Films
LStar Capital
Living Films
Material Pictures
Distributor Columbia Pictures
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Reviews on external websites
All ratings are based on 5. NA indicates rating not available.

AV Club|Review by Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
What this ongoing YA adaptation cycle of dystopian and post-apocalyptic killer-teen movies really needs is a Starship Troopers: a film that could put the lie to the genre by exaggerating it into pitch-black, poker-faced satire.
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2.5
The Guardian|Review by Mark Kermode
This sci-fi fantasy, from the first book in Rick Yancey’s ongoing YA series, mimics the riffs (feisty heroine, hunky boys, dystopian setting, devious adult corporations, potential love triangles etc) but lacks the cinematic legs of The Hunger Games or The Maze Runner.
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2
Empire Online|Review by Olly Richards
Everything that comes after the confident, dangerous first half-hour just makes you pine for what could have been as this devolves into ten-a-penny teen-lit sludge.
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2
Rolling Stone|Review by Peter Travers
Nobody forced me to see The 5th Wave. I went of my own volition. Why? I actually read and fractionally liked the 2013 novel by Rick Yancey that put some muscle into yet another dystopian tale of teenagers facing the end of the world.
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PluggedIn.com|Review by Paul Asay
While it has some interesting twists to it, this cinematic rendition feels a wee bit tired—a “me too” addition to already second-string YA post-apocalyptic franchises such as The Maze Runner and Divergent. Indeed, the main way The 5th Wave stands out from its cinematic cohorts is, sadly, through its problematic content.
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