Tuesday, May 10, 2016
#JustaQuickiePlease: The 5th Wave Review
So basically, director J Blakeson took a cinematic blender and added Independence Day, Divergent, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and 2012 to concoct a totally unoriginal, predictable, and boring hodgepodge that adds to the growing number of ridiculous YA fiction that unsuccessfully masquerades as science fiction. Poor Chloe Mortez, usually an incredibly talented actress, has yet to find a quality vehicle since her time as Hit Girl and Abby in the quintessentially creepy vampire classic Let Me In. The remaining cast is utterly stale, partly because of their own limited range but mostly due to an inferior script and story. The effects are disappointing at best, and the action, even more so. With a cliffhanger ending that has zero appeal to want, in the least, to see a guaranteed host of subpar sequels, from start to finish this film is one epic failure. 0 out of 5 Kernels: apparently in the 6th wave the "Others" intend on boring us to death, based on this outing, they may actually succeed.