The 5th Wave provides compelling version of book


The 5th Wave is the movie adaptation of Rick Yancey’s bestselling Young Adult book.

Araceli Cruz, Journalism I Staffer

The 5th Wave
Director J. Blakeson
Columbia Pictures
1 hr. 52 min.

The 5th Wave is the story of the end of the world, invasion by aliens. A post-apocalyptic world. The waves are attacks on the earth and deadly to the humans in it. The first wave takes out the power, communication and transportation. The second wave was earthquakes and tsunamis, all natural disasters drowning millions. The third wave enhances a disease we already had, killing those who catch it and those who tried to help. The fourth wave brings them, the others. But can humanity outlive the fifth wave?

Chloe Grace Moretz plays Cassie Sullivan, the main character in The 5th Wave.
Chloe Grace Moretz plays Cassie Sullivan, the main character in The 5th Wave.

Cassie Sullivan (Chloe Grace Moretz) is on a mission to find her brother. The others took her family and her home, but she will not let them take him, with the help of her new friend Evan Walker (Alex Roe), she goes on a very complicated journey to save Sam (Zackary Arthur).

Without a doubt the first part of the movie leaves you with a heart pounding and anxiety levels going up and down. The beginning is so well planned and sets a good pace. It is so easy to see this and know that is what the end of the world will be like. Then again some special effects leave you a little disappointed, like the scene where you get to see the aliens. And, even though they are clearly different you can’t help but comparing this movie to The Walking Dead for the almost identical end of the world scenery.

This is a definitely must see for all the fans of Rick Yancey. Know that even if it is not exactly like the book it is still a very heart compelling movie to see. Teens and young adults should definitely go watch The 5th Wave.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars