The 5th Wave (2016)
Ben Parish: We're not fighting the 5th Wave. We *are* the 5th Wave.
Cassie Sullivan: [narrating] The Others see our hope as a weakness; as a delusion. But they're wrong. It's our hope that lets us survive. That lets us bend, but remain unbroken. It's our hope that will let us win one day. It's our hope that makes us human.
Cassie Sullivan: [narrating] Here's how you kill off a species. First, you take out the easy ones: the weak, the exposed. Kill them as efficiently as possible. That was the first three Waves. But even if you bug bomb a house, there's always a few cockroaches left. Now, we are like those cockroaches. And the Others are picking us off... One by one. And because the Others look like us, we can't trust anyone.
Ben Parish: What did we do to deserve...
Colonel Vosch: Nothing. Other than occupy a space we need. We're not that different, Ben. Your kind would do exactly the same thing.
Ben Parish: No. Our kind wouldn't have wiped out an entire species.
Colonel Vosch: Of course you would. You've been doing it for centuries.
Evan Walker: But then I saw you. I don't know how. I-I don't understand it, but... It was like you flipped the switch back. You made me wanna be human again.
Ben Parish: You were named after a star, right? Cassiopeia.
Cassie Sullivan: Cassiopeia. Yeah. A cluster of stars.
Ben Parish: I was named after Ben & Jerry's. The truth. Yeah. Nothing made my dad happier than ice cream.
Sam Sullivan: What's your name... before?
Ben Parish: Ben. What was yours?
Sam Sullivan: Sam. But my sister called me Sams. When I couldn't sleep... she would sing to me.
Sam Sullivan: Bones, sinking like stones, all that we fought for.
Dumbo: Could you guys please shut up?
Cassie Sullivan: In Ohio, we only had the lake to worry about.
Cassie Sullivan: By the ocean,
Cassie Sullivan: I can only imagine.
[worldwide tsunami sequence follows]
Cassie Sullivan: [narrating] There are over 300 billion birds in the world. That's 75 birds for every person. Mom said the avian flu was already one of the world's deadliest viruses. In the 3rd Wave, The Others modified it. Made it unstoppable. And the birds spread it across the planet.
Colonel Vosch: [lecturing the children] When I was a child, I spoke as a child. I thought and I reasoned as a child. But when I became a man, I put away childish things. Those words never meant more to me than they do right now, looking at all of you. Our hope. Our future. The best and brightest vision of who we are and what we're fighting for.
Colonel Vosch: [begins pacing] Our intelligence tells us The Others are readying themselves for a final attack. The 5th Wave. What form it will take, we do not know. If they are successful, there will be no more Waves. No more conflicts. Humanity as we know it will be wiped from the face of the Earth.
Colonel Vosch: [becoming strident] Now, I'm gonna tell you some things I know. This is our world. It is our home. They will not over run it. They will not possess it. So with whatever time we have left, you will learn to think, speak, move, and fight like the soldiers you are. Let the weight of our loss fuel you. Let the weight of our dead embolden you. Let the weight of our hope drive you to victory. Can you do that?
Colonel Vosch: Soldiers! Can you do that?
Kids: [in unison] Sir, yes, sir!
Colonel Vosch: Can you do that?
Kids: [in unison] Sir, yes, sir!
Colonel Vosch: [calmly] Good.
Cassie Sullivan: [from the trailer] Want do they want?
Oliver Sullivan: Earth, that's why they're here
Cassie Sullivan: [narrating] I didn't know it then, but that was the last normal day of my life.
[remember a soccer practice]
Cassie Sullivan: When you're in high school, just about everything feels like the end of the world. An early curfew... A final exam... Soccer practice... Turns out what we thought was the end of the world, wasn't.
Cassie Sullivan: [to team mate] What, did someone famous die or something?
TV News Anchor: [on TV at home] It appears to be metallic and of a considerable size. Across the world, social media has been awash with panic and speculation as these images spread like wildfire.
Another Reporter: [changing channels] The president has authorized NASA to attempt communication with the object that is now circling our planet, and is currently over the United States, moving west over Ohio.
Cassie Sullivan: Oh, my God.It's right over us.
Ringer: [to Ben] I like to play chess. Do you play?
Flintstone: [interrupting] No, actually. But if you wanna play some strip poker later on...
Ringer: [throws a throat punch] Ha!
Poundcake: Oh, shit!
Ringer: And no demeaning, sexist remarks...
Teacup: She's cool.
Sergeant Reznik: You were infected yet recovered while your family didn't
Ben Parish: That's why they call me zombie
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.
Cassie Sullivan: What's in your hand?
[sees a flash and shoots]
Cassie Sullivan: [moves in and finds a crucifix]
Cassie Sullivan: [narrating] I miss the Cassie I was.
[remembering a party]
Cassie Sullivan: A totally normal high school girl. I wonder what that Cassie would think of me now. The Cassie who kills.
Evan Walker: This isn't the first time The Others have been here.
Sam Sullivan, Cassie Sullivan: [singing in union as Sam drifts off to sleep] Bones, sinking like stones, all that we fought for. Homes, places we've grown, all of us are done for. We live in a beautiful world, Yeah we do, yeah we do. We live in a beautiful world.
Cassie Sullivan: How do you rid the world of humans?
Wounded Man with Crucifix: [remembering her first kill] Help me!
Cassie Sullivan: First, you rid the humans of their humanity.
[Our kind believe that love is just a trick, an instinct, a way to protect your genetic future]
Cassie Sullivan: [having been reunited] I missed you so much, Sam.
Sam Sullivan: [struggling not to cry] I missed you Cassie.