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The 5th Wave (2016)

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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.

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Wounded Man with Crucifix
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Lizbeth
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Julia (as Bailey Borders)
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Ben Parish / Zombie
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Oliver Sullivan
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Soccer Coach (as Dave Maldonado)
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TV News Anchor
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White House Spokesman
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Ms. Paulson
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Jeremy
Madison Staines ...
Teary School Kid
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Four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth in ruin. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal fifth wave, Cassie teams up with a young man who may become her final hope - if she can only trust him. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

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Rated PG-13 for violence and destruction, some sci-fi thematic elements, language and brief teen partying. | See all certifications »

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22 January 2016 (USA)  »

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$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,326,356 (USA) (22 January 2016)

Gross:

$34,912,982 (USA) (20 May 2016)
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Author Rick Yancey, who wrote the book on which the film is based, once worked for the Internal Revenue Service. See more »

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Cassie has no idea Ben Parrish is alive, yet he gets off the same bus as Cassie's brother, Sam, when they are unloaded at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Wounded Man with Crucifix: [from another room] Help me! Somebody there? I'm hurt. Is somebody there? Please! I'm bleeding. Help me.
Cassie Sullivan: [pushes the door open with her rifle]
Wounded Man with Crucifix: [sitting on the floor pointing a pistol] Drop your weapon.
Cassie Sullivan: You drop yours first. Drop it!
Wounded Man with Crucifix: [slowly sets his gun down and puts his hands up] Okay. Your turn.
Cassie Sullivan: Let me see your other hand...
Wounded Man with Crucifix: If I move this hand, I'm afraid my stomach will fall out.
Cassie Sullivan: I need to see your other hand. What's in your hand?
Wounded Man with Crucifix: Nothing. Drop your weapon.
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References Independence Day (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Time of Our Lives
Written by Al Burna, Lukasz Gottwald, Pitbull (as Armando Christian Perez), Ne-Yo (as Shaffer Smith), Stepan Taft and Cirkut (as Henry Walter)
Performed by Pitbull & Ne-Yo
Courtesy of Mr. 305/Polo Grounds Music/RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment and Courtesy of Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Just another post apocalyptic teen flick
7 November 2016 | by See all my reviews

The 5th Wave is based on the book of the same name and it's main focus is on a girl reconnecting with her brother. It's a tried and true story for the post-apocalyptic genre and doesn't do anything really cool with it except for the title. The title of the film plays into the "twist" in the film, if you can even call it that and it's about the only thing that it does a little differently.

Nothing too bad on the acting side. There's no Oscar winning performances but everybody does a decent job with the crap dialogue they are given. Except the kid... He just stares all the time, looking dumbfounded. Must have been a way to keep people from calling him "The annoying kid."

The film looks good in it's presentation. The choreography in the fight scenes is a bit exaggerated but I enjoyed that. What is does so wrong is the absolute straight 'teen angst novel' scenes and relationships. The books suffered from this too and I feel it could have been made to be a bit more serious to kind of adult up the series and make it fit with a wider audience.

Overall it is a bad adaption of an average book. It alienates everyone over the age of 12 by making it way too much like the novel and not trying to change up some of the things it needed to.


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