Thursday, February 4, 2016

Blu Shell Movie Review || The 5th Wave

The 5th Wave is the latest young adult fiction novel turned film and it stars Chloe Grace Moretz as Cassie Sullivan. The film starts out intense and pretty compelling, but it starts to drag around the second act and never really improves. By the third act, the film begins to fall into the standard young adult tropes that plague most films of the genre.

There is an extremely forced romance that seems present only to complicate the plot with a forced love triangle. As a matter of fact, the new romance is instigated by a scene where Cassie sees her new friend bathing in the river. After they come upon an abandoned car, she forces a kiss and then a twist comes the following morning. We then get a bit of backstory for the guy's side of the "romance," explaining that he fell for Cassie because she was pretty.

The rest of the movie is just one cliche after another and then the film comes to an abrupt end. Instead of getting more and more interesting, it gets old. And the target audience seems to get younger and younger. It opens with intensity, seemingly geared toward adults and by the end, it seemed that only a 12 year old would take it seriously.

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