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The 5th Wave (2016)

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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.

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Wounded Man with Crucifix
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Lizbeth
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Julia (as Bailey Borders)
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Ben Parish / Zombie
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Oliver Sullivan
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Soccer Coach (as Dave Maldonado)
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TV News Anchor
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White House Spokesman
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Ms. Paulson
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Jeremy
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Teary School Kid
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Storyline

Four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth in ruin. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal fifth wave, Cassie teams up with a young man who may become her final hope - if she can only trust him. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

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Rated PG-13 for violence and destruction, some sci-fi thematic elements, language and brief teen partying. | See all certifications »

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22 January 2016 (USA)  »

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The Fifth Wave  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,326,356 (USA) (24 January 2016)

Gross:

$34,912,982 (USA) (22 May 2016)
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Trivia

This movie reunites Maria Bello and Ron Livingston; they both starred in the Oscar-nominated film, "The Cooler". See more »

Goofs

When Cassie rolls under the truck on the freeway after being shot in the leg by a presumed sniper, she would likely have been taken out easily when breaking cover from under the truck. Anyone trained in tactics would have waited for the target to reappear, taking the opportunity to finish the job. See more »

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Wounded Man with Crucifix: [from another room] Help me! Somebody there? I'm hurt. Is somebody there? Please! I'm bleeding. Help me.
Cassie Sullivan: [pushes the door open with her rifle]
Wounded Man with Crucifix: [sitting on the floor pointing a pistol] Drop your weapon.
Cassie Sullivan: You drop yours first. Drop it!
Wounded Man with Crucifix: [slowly sets his gun down and puts his hands up] Okay. Your turn.
Cassie Sullivan: Let me see your other hand...
Wounded Man with Crucifix: If I move this hand, I'm afraid my stomach will fall out.
Cassie Sullivan: I need to see your other hand. What's in your hand?
Wounded Man with Crucifix: Nothing. Drop your weapon.
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References Independence Day (1996) See more »

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Don't Panic
Written by Guy Berryman, Jon Buckland (as Jonathan Buckland), Will Champion (as William Champion) and Chris Martin (as Christopher Martin)
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completely banal and predictable
6 February 2017 | by (talloires france) – See all my reviews

This is a boring film, strictly following a formula of the alien takeover.

The acting isn't horrendous, but there is not a jot of originality to it.

I even predicted what the plot twists would be.

My advice: waste your time if you want to, it's just background noise. Otherwise, it's just another one of those monster flicks.

Not recommended. There are far better films.

Wow, the requirement for a least 10 lines of text is hard to meet when there is nothing much to say.


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