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The 5th Wave (2016)
A dystopian novel about an alien invasion turned into a movie
So I have to say the reason why my rating is so high is because I have actually read the book and I liked it.
We start out by meeting Cassie who is on her own and makes her way to a convenience store. She is startled by a guy asking "Who's there?"She proceeds to go to the back of the store and check it out a guy is there and is pointing a gun at Cassie while Cassie is pointing one right back.
From there we get the back story of the first three waves, where this is also pretty true to the book. Then the proceed to tell us about Zombie and Nugget and Ringer (In the book this is a longer section and I feel like it was glossed over in the movie) and if you read the book the who like prologue is removed so when Dah Dah Dah happens I don't know if people saw it coming at all, so I'm kind of surprised people hated it.
Overall, there is a love triangle and here's where my thoughts or problems with the book and the movie differ. I actually am rooting for Evan and Cassie in the movie but in the book I was rooting for Ben and Cassie. In summary yes I think this is a good thing to watch for those that have read the book I think males probably won't appreciate it because it is written for young adults.
Why I had a problem with Frozen.
Okay so from the previews I also came to this realization and that's why I did not go see it in the movie theaters. And maybe this would have taken away from the movie but here's what I think should have happened. I really wanted to see both of the sisters end up with someone or be left with the idea of someone at least for Elsa. Now I know that's cheesy but they could have had the prince stay good for the entire movie and then either have him stay with Anna or go with Elsa although I do think Kristoff would have been a better match for Elsa at some moments. They could have made the focus and message still that love will unfreeze the coldest heart. Also with how much Elsa had to give up by staying away from her sister and then losing her parents I really think she out of both of them could have used a love interest. Maybe I'm just sappy but that is why I won't purchase this movie. I think especially in Disney movies everyone who is close to the central character deserves to find love.
I really liked this movie although I was sad at the end. I think Ryan Reynolds did an amazing job at keeping the audience. I kept watching this movie because I wanted to know if he would get out of the coffin. I kept thinking about Uma Thurman trapped in the coffin on Kill Bill and thought if she can get out of a coffin then for sure Ryan (Paul) can as well. Also I was a little bit surprised that Paul didn't try to get out of the coffin when the sand was coming in. Although maybe it was because he wouldn't get out fast enough, it was too dangerous outside, or he didn't know how far under ground he was buried. Also I have one thing that i was also thinking about, doesn't the army have heat motors for this reason, so they can find people buried, and if they don't why not? I'm sure it would be a smart investment for them, and it does seem like something like this movie would happen in Iraq. This movie shows you that Ryan Reynolds can act otherwise this movie would have gone straight to DVD or not even been seen by that many people.