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The 5th Wave

Adventure Action Sci-Fi


 

An alien force arrives on Earth and attempts to rid the planet of all the humans via its five phase plan.

The most confusing thing about "The 5th Wave" is trying to decipher what it's about... triumph of the human spirit and survival, or the hopelessness of humanity against greater natural forces? Ashamedly, could it even be a young girl caught in a dystopian love triangle between her pubescent crush and ambiguous saviour? Sadly the latter tends to steal the spotlight and is one of many disappointments in a rather lazy film consisting of shabby special effects and clunky dialogue. The umpteenth young adult end-of-the-world adaptation.

Anthony Macali

Wide Release 21st January 2016
112 mins