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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.

Director:

J Blakeson

Writers:

Susannah Grant (screenplay by), Akiva Goldsman (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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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Storyline

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Fifth Wave See more »

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$34,912,982, 22 May 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$67,065,200, 4 February 2016
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Dumbo is originally from New York City. He can be seen earlier in the film, as the boy on top of the skyscraper in flooded Manhattan. See more »

Goofs

When Cassie rolls under the truck on the freeway, after being shot in the leg by a presumed sniper, she would likely have been taken out easily when breaking cover from under the truck. Anyone trained in tactics would have waited for the target to reappear, then taken the opportunity to finish the job. 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 Big Fish (2003) 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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Just another post apocalyptic teen flick
7 November 2016 | by klheintzSee 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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