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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The beginning of the film is supposed to be set in Northern Ohio, within a few miles of Lake Erie. However, with a few minor exceptions close to Cleveland, the Lake Erie coastline is lightly forested and mostly flat. The wooded parks and hills shown exist much farther inland than a tsunami could reach. Lake Erie is also the shallowest of the Great Lakes. See more »
Okay, just to be clear. I have watched some terrible films all the way through to the end, and for the sake of the time and effort it took to make the film gave those films lots of leeway. Then came the 5th wave. This (at first) was a new take on alien invasion movies, and I have to admit I got fooled. Nothing was fresh. Everything re-hashed, and patched together like a bad last minute Thanksgiving dinner. So bad it wasn't worth staying for. Even worse... this film is predictable. Like a bowl of cold lumpy oatmeal. It's going to be unpleasant, and you already know how it's going to end up. Not sure why, but I have serious reservations about the Earth being saved by anyone in High School. The effects in this film are tired, as was the acting. The situations were even more ridiculous. I mean ask yourself seriously, are you (even for a second) going to wander off or away from your family to get a stuffed toy? It's the end of the world, suck it up. So yeah, if you're tougher than myself, stick it through to the end. I didn't last 30 minutes and I already know how it ended up.
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