Young Adult Chloe Moretz vs. Aliens in The 5th Wave



Movie adaptations of young adult genre novels have become a huge successful trend nowadays. After Twilight, Hunger Games, Divergent, and The Maze Runner, we now get The 5th Wave.
Focussing on an alien invasion that step by step invades Earth and eradicates mankind through phases.
In the 2016 movie adaptation, Chloe Grace Moretz will play Cassie Sullivan, one of the last survivors in a post-apocalyptic Earth. After the aliens, called The Others, have already executed 4 devastating phases of taking over the planet, it is said that the 5th wave would ultimately wipe out mankind completely. It is now up to Earth's remaining survivors to stop them.
The first trailer for the movie starts off with a familiar zombie apocalypse-like setting. It's feels quite been there done that but servicable. This is until the movie's plot gets explained and shows off many plot points that can be easily defined as "clichee" by now for young adult movies. You got your obvious young adult heroine fighting for the sake of mankind, working together with a powerful government force (the military) and all the while having a complicated love relationship.
It all just screams Hunger Games. Let's just hope that The 5th Wave brings something more original to the table after all and doesn't devolve into a forgettable mess like Divergent.


We will find out when The 5th Wave starts in theaters on January 15, 2015.




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