The idea of a teenaged girl leading the forces of good to victory over seemingly overwhelming odds is one of the most used tropes in YA fiction. The 5th Wave is only the latest movie to riff on that idea.
Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of everyone involved, it’s just too easy to figure out what’s going on before the characters do. Not good. Very bad. Go around…
Aliens have devastated the Earth with four waves of attacks, during which Cassie lost her younger brother. In order to find and save him, she must put her trust in a young man she’s never met before – but the aliens can take on human hosts, so how can she trust him?
Check out the trailer for The Fifth Wave after the jump. It opens on
This January, The 5th Wave is coming…and you can’t trust anyone anymore.
In the new film The 5th Wave, four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, Cassie (Chloë Grace Moretz) is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal 5th wave, Cassie teams up with a young man who may become her final hope – if she can only trust him.
Chloë Grace Moretz