Five Reasons Why The 5th Wave Killed ItThursday, January 28, 2016
When I read The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey, I was floored. I hate science fiction and to actually LOVE a book from the genre was simply mind blowing. Since that was way back in 2013, a reread definitely is in order. Especially since the movie released and I went in remembering the main plot but not much else. This is the sort of post that I will likely revisit, after a reread.
However, The 5th Wave, the movie, certainly took the audience on a captivating ride. The book will always be better but this movie had some stuff going for it (and maybe not). If you haven't found out already (especially with 10 Reasons Why the Premiere of Shadowhunters Turned Out to be Incredibly Lame), I am a true believer in finding the laughs in something bad. The 5th Wave was, by far, not bad but I couldn't help snorting out loud in many parts.
The 5th Wave killed it, in a sense. The special effects were phenomenal, the acting was superb, but some of the writing --- I just can't. Here's five reasons why the movie totally rocked and sometimes didn't:
Evan Walker puts Mr. Darcy to shame.
Liev Schreiber nails his role.
"I choose you." A bad Pokemon pun or a shameless plug for the upcoming film, The Choice.
"I was wrong, when I said I was both one of you and one of them. You can't be both, you have to choose. I choose you."