The 5th Wave

Lists: Fantasy

Brief Synopsis: "16-year-old Cassie Sullivan tries to survive in a world devastated by the waves of an alien invasion that has already decimated the population and knocked mankind back to the Stone Age."

Overall Ranking: 2579 (Rank from 2016: # 147)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 0%
Regular 33.33%
Half-Popped 33.33%
Stale 11.11%
Burnt 22.22%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Dave Examines Movies73
Movie Waffler Eric Hillis70(full review)
Bryan Lienesch70 - Like 'The Maze Runner' franchise, the story's underlying agenda of focusing on children in these post apocalyptic worlds is obvious. There's no big, bad authority coming for young adults, just money-hungry producers.
Comedy: 3
Sex Appeal: 4
Scary: 5
Rewatch: 3
Minnesota Man50 - Plays like a Muppet Babies retelling of Independence Day
(full review)
Gorgon Reviews43(full review)
SaJaK40 - 4 waves too much. Beginning was interesting and then it just got silly.
Citizen Charlie34(full review)
Paul's Trip To The Movies25(full review)
Lisa Marie Bowman25 - More YA dystopian crap
(full review)

People Involved

  • ChloĆ« Grace Moretz (Cassie Sullivan)
  • Nick Robinson (Ben Parish)
  • Alex Roe (Evan Walker)
  • Liev Schreiber (Colonel Vosch)
  • Maika Monroe (Ringer)
  • Maggie Siff (Lisa Sullivan)
  • Zackary Arthur (Sammy Sullivan)
  • Talitha Bateman (Teacup)
  • Maria Bello (Sergeant Reznik)
  • Ron Livingston (Oliver Sullivan)
  • J Blakeson (Director)