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The 5th Wave (2016)

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Four waves of increasingly deadly alien attacks have left most of Earth in ruin. Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother.

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J Blakeson

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Susannah Grant (screenplay by), Akiva Goldsman (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chloë Grace Moretz ... Cassie Sullivan
Matthew Zuk ... Wounded Man with Crucifix
Gabriela Lopez ... Lizbeth
Bailey Anne Borders ... Julia (as Bailey Borders)
Nick Robinson ... Ben Parish / Zombie
Ron Livingston ... Oliver Sullivan
Maggie Siff ... Lisa Sullivan
Zackary Arthur ... Sam Sullivan
David Maldonado ... Soccer Coach (as Dave Maldonado)
Paul Ryden ... TV News Anchor
E. Roger Mitchell ... White House Spokesman
Charmin Lee ... Ms. Paulson
Parker Wierling ... Jeremy
Madison Staines Madison Staines ... Teary School Kid
Tony Revolori ... Dumbo
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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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Trivia

The second book in the series is called The Infinite Sea and it was released in 2014. See more »

Goofs

In the refugee camp, Colonel Vosch tells the adults that The Others can transform into humans, and could be among them without anyone noticing. Cassie was outside when that information was shared. Yet later she writes in her diary that you can't trust anybody because "The Others look like us". 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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Connections

References Dumbo (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

Pay No Mind
Written by Michael Angelakos and Madeon (as Hugo Leclercq)
Performed by Madeon featuring Passion Pit
Courtesy of Sony Music (UK) Ltd & Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Silly Teen Adventure
15 November 2016 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

When Earth is attacked by aliens, there is a sequence of waves of destruction to annihilate the population. The aliens drain the energy and create diseases and natural disasters. The teenager Cassie Sullivan (Chloë Grace Moretz) moves with her family to the countryside, but when her mother Lisa (Maggie Siff) dies, her father Oliver (Ron Livingston) decides to go to a refugee camp with Cassie and her young brother Sam (Zackary Arthur). Out of the blue, the army comes to the camp to transfer the survivors to a military base. They transfer the children first but Cassie misses the bus where Sam is. She learns that the in the 5th wave, the aliens have assumed the human form and she witnesses the military executing the civilians in the camp including her father. She flees and now she begins her quest to find Sam. Meanwhile the teenagers and children are trained by the military to fight the enemy. But how to know who is human and who is alien?

"The 5th Wave" is a teen adventure with a silly and illogical story and a shallow romance. The plot has an interesting beginning but unfortunately becomes terrible. The idea of using the teens and children to destroy the survivor is totally absurd. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "A 5ª Onda" ("The 5th Wave")


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Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Macon, Georgia, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,326,356, 24 January 2016

Gross USA:

$34,916,787

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$109,906,372
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