Film: Trailer for 'The 5th Wave' is Young-Adult Fiction Meets Aliens
Post-apocalyptic fiction came, it conquered and it lingers among us with varied success. Will 'The 5th Wave' rise above the pack like 'Maze Runner' or piss on all that is good and sacred like 'Divergent?' But seriously, I thought we were done with teenagers fighting the end of the world and putting their lives on the line to overthrow the system.
Apparently I was wrong.
Chloe Grace Moretz stars in the 2016 film, which certainly seems like 'The Walking Dead' except instead of fighting zombies, we are now fighting aliens.
Everyone is suspicious of the people around them, because they are either one of 'the others' or out to kill you. Four waves marked the aliens taking over one by one, and if you didn't get it already, we are now up to the 5th (and final?) wave.
'The 5th Wave' is the first of a proposed trilogy, adapted from Rick Yancey's teen science-fiction novels.
It's kind of funny that this latest film could suffer from some identity crisis. I recall 'I am Number Four' (which wasn't actually that bad a movie), confusing unfamiliar moviegoers who couldn't tell whether there were three movies they missed. Similarly, 'The 5th Wave' means you need to watch the trailer or will have 100% no interest in this movie.
Can you still ride the Young Adult wave, or are you sick and tired of this shit?