"What's the point of any of this?" asks Cassie. I kept hoping, but no such luck. It's a question that is never answered.
Ultimately squashed by a silly and generic love triangle that makes The Hunger Games look like Casablanca.
The storyline is generic apocalyptic science fiction and feels a lot like an uninspired fusion of Independence Day and the TV mini-series "V".
The whole thing appears to have been designed by some crazed Oedipal wing of the N.R.A.
The 5th Wave plays like a Wayans-brothers spoof of movies based on dystopian Young Adult novels. Seriously, it could have been called YA Movie the way it wallows in all the overly familiar tropes of the genre.
The death and destruction in "The 5th Wave" can be highly entertaining, but once that's over, the movie must follow its predetermined formula.
the only standout in the cast besides Moretz is Maika Monroe (It Follows) as a Goth fighter with no patience for pussies. Jeez, if only Monroe and Mortez had been allowed to take over. Instead, here's another dystopian washout.
Say this for Cassie Sullivan (Chlo� Grace Moretz): no matter how bad things get during the alien-wrought apocalypse, her hair looks great.
It's like Lord of the Flies by way of Michael Bay, only not nearly as awesome as that sounds.