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The 5th Wave Review | The Reel Roundup

TRR: Directed by J Blakeson and adapted by Susannah Grant, Akiva Goldsman and Jeff Pinkner from author Rick Yancey's book of the same name, The 5th Wave initially positions itself as something of a cross between Independence Day and The Road. However, its semi-unique tone soon gives way to something much more familiar: just another cookie-cutter teen thriller, with characters and situations copy-and-pasted from the book-to-film adaptations that have come before. The worst parts of the movie are undoubtedly any sections concerning the romance that inevitably blooms between its two lead characters (Chloe Grace Moretz and Alex Roe), as such scenes are handled so badly that it will leave audiences giggling rather than swooning.

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