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The 5th Wave (2016) - Review


The 5th Wave is a yet another YA novel adaptation and is about a girl trying to survive with her family when human race is devastated by an alien force, attacking in waves of different types of eradication measures. Now, when it comes to movies based on YA novels, I tend to be a lot more lenient than others from what I've seen. And just like that, I watched this movie with an open mind, despite knowing about the horrible critical reception it got. And well, it really is SHIT!!

The movie starts off pretty OK, and the whole different waves stuff was kinda cool to see but it lasts for like 10-15 mins, after which the movie nosedives to an ever increasing oblivion of mediocrity. The acting was bad, Chloe Grace Moretz starring in this movie gave me some hope cause I like her but even she was bad. The action sucked, there was no tension whatsoever and it was bland. The pacing was painfully slow, I was bored AF at times.

The story was really predictable as well. The big twist was so apparent that I saw it coming a mile away. I kept hoping that maybe the movie will pick up the pace or get better a bit, but nope. One of the main characters got an army code-name of Zombie, which was funny cause the dude looked and acted like a zombie through most of the movie. :p

Since it is a YA adaptation, there has to be some sort of romance and boy was it lame and rushed. One moment they just begin getting acquainted and the next they're kissing, like WTF!! Plus, a love triangle is sorta there, and is obviously gonna be a big thing in the sequel, if they make it.

Anyway, I hoped that it will have some good things in it but the movie made it really difficult for me to find any. The okay-ish opening is the only somewhat decent thing in the movie. I can't believe with the setting they have, how in the hell did they made it so boring.

3/10

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