5th wave, Film Adaptation to Capture Audiences

5th Wave is the first of a planned multi-part film trilogy. The upcoming Sci-Fi, Thriller is based on the 2013 book penned by Rick Yancey.  “The Infinite Sea”  published in 2014, served as the Immediately sequel to”The 5th wave”. Scheduled for 2016, is the next installment to the book series. Its titled; “The Last Star”.

“The 5th Wave” will release in theaters on Friday, the 22nd of January 2016. Its uncanny to see a film of this caliber released on January.  Studios utilized the first month of the year as a dumping ground for films they have little to no faith in. Its baseless to judge a film solely on trailers. The short bursts of information serves only as eye-candy. To the uninitiated moviegoers, trailers offer enough satisfaction to fork over their money. “The 5th Wave” yet offers more to take into consideration. Therein lies an underlying plot of humanity versus himself. Evident in this explosive Sci-Fi film is a powerful social commentary. Therein lies the heart of the film.

The synopsis to “The 5th wave” reads as follows:

Four waves of increasingly deadly alien attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother.

The film stars Chloë Grace Moretz, as the protagonist Cassie.  Chloë Grace is no stranger to films with dark overtones. She’s a young actress who’s talent matured across various roles and genres. Unbeknownst to many are her many performances in Horror films. Chloë Grace was a young girl when she made her inaugural feature  in the Horror genre.  The year was 2005 and the film in question was the remake to “The Amityville Horror”.

Matthew ZukGabriela LopezBailey Anne BordersNick Robinson and Ron Livingston round out the talent rich cast to “The 5th Wave”.  Jeff PinknerAkiva Goldsman, and Susannah Grant collaboratively penned the script. The film is directed by J Blakeson.

“The 5th Wave” appears to be an interesting film with a strong female lead. It won’t be long before certain groups cry foul over yet another “Feminist” film. Without question, the “The 5th Wave” is a Sci-Fi Thriller, a film that may pacify the doldrums of January movie flops.


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