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Chloe Moretz joins the YA craze in The 5th Wave trailer

09.01.2015

You're going to earn your money in trying to make it through the new international trailer for THE 5TH WAVE, Sony's latest attempt to capitalize on the YA craze that's produced such hits as THE HUNGER GAMES and DIVERGENT and such misses as BEAUTIFUL CREATURES and THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS.

Oh, it's not because the film looks bad. It looks... okay, average, about what you'd expect from a sci-fi adaptation of Rick Yancey's alien invasion trilogy. It's because Chloe Moretz's voiceover narration of what's going on is pretty... Well, let's just say, not good.

Moretz is one of the last survivors of mankind, preparing to fight back against the Others. This alien race is preparing to wipe out humanity for good with their 5th Wave of attacks, which you know they're going to get extreme resistence to. Along the way, Moretz will find romance and... you know the drill.

However, from the sounds of it alone, Moretz seems like a poor fit for the material, and really has me turned off on any sort of potential this could have. See (and hear) for yourself. You'll have my respect if you can make it through all the way.

You can prepare for THE FIFTH WAVE to hit theaters on January 15, 2016.

Source: Sony Pictures

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6:56PM on 09/02/2015

Doesn't look that bad...

I've seen a hell of a lot worst than this. I'll check it out when it comes out. LOoks good enough IDK bout the action though it shows alot but I'm sure their won't be alot. Hell the new terminator film showed a lot of action and it had ZERO action LOL.
I've seen a hell of a lot worst than this. I'll check it out when it comes out. LOoks good enough IDK bout the action though it shows alot but I'm sure their won't be alot. Hell the new terminator film showed a lot of action and it had ZERO action LOL.
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5:02PM on 09/02/2015
Did anyone see The Host? It is basically the same premise, down to the brother and aliens posing as humans.
Did anyone see The Host? It is basically the same premise, down to the brother and aliens posing as humans.
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9:35AM on 09/02/2015
This trailer raises so many questions I may need to see it out of curiosity moreso than entertainment.

Like how do they know when the 5th wave of attacks is coming and what it will be? If they're able to figure out when a wave of attacks is going to happen, why didn't they use that same tactic for waves 1 through 4? How did they get Ron Livingston and Liev Schreiber to agree to be in this? Would it not have made more sense for the first wave of attacks to be those massive tidal waves, as
This trailer raises so many questions I may need to see it out of curiosity moreso than entertainment.

Like how do they know when the 5th wave of attacks is coming and what it will be? If they're able to figure out when a wave of attacks is going to happen, why didn't they use that same tactic for waves 1 through 4? How did they get Ron Livingston and Liev Schreiber to agree to be in this? Would it not have made more sense for the first wave of attacks to be those massive tidal waves, as it would kill more people per attack vs. cutting power or spreading an infection? Speaking of infections, how are the aliens able to release a deadly virus on Earth, yet are not susceptible to viruses found on Earth? Have these aliens found the cure for the common cold? Why not inject them with poleo and/or ebola as a means to fighting them?

This movie looks like garbage.
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8:39PM on 09/01/2015
Chloe Moretz is very mis-casted. Not buying her in this role. And the movie itself looks bland as hell. The special effects look shitty (the shot of the plane falling looked awful.)
Chloe Moretz is very mis-casted. Not buying her in this role. And the movie itself looks bland as hell. The special effects look shitty (the shot of the plane falling looked awful.)
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6:33PM on 09/01/2015
This could be great. But it feels like Syfy to me. And where were these aliens that look just like us? Liev Schreiber alone gives me hope that this is more than it looks. I do find it amusing that a lot of these YA adaptations feel like they need to explain what's going on, and why we should care. Hopefully that V.O. is just for the trailer.
This could be great. But it feels like Syfy to me. And where were these aliens that look just like us? Liev Schreiber alone gives me hope that this is more than it looks. I do find it amusing that a lot of these YA adaptations feel like they need to explain what's going on, and why we should care. Hopefully that V.O. is just for the trailer.
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6:21PM on 09/01/2015
Is this the same as the TV series First Wave from 2000? The movie doesn't look terrible, just sounds a little familiar. There were 3 waves, not 5 and the aliens were cloned humans, they didn't take them over.
Is this the same as the TV series First Wave from 2000? The movie doesn't look terrible, just sounds a little familiar. There were 3 waves, not 5 and the aliens were cloned humans, they didn't take them over.
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5:03PM on 09/01/2015

Come on Haters lol

Ok. Yes the voice over is not the best. But look at the supporting cast... pretty impressive. YA novels are there to stay, and people keep buying them and going to the theatre to see em... so fine. This aint a "Rich society holding down the poor folks" story again. Its not sparkling vampires... so really what is there to hate on? Looks like a decent cast. The effects look above par. And its an old school body snatchers type sic-fi... looks way more interesting than Divergent and I'm sorry I
Ok. Yes the voice over is not the best. But look at the supporting cast... pretty impressive. YA novels are there to stay, and people keep buying them and going to the theatre to see em... so fine. This aint a "Rich society holding down the poor folks" story again. Its not sparkling vampires... so really what is there to hate on? Looks like a decent cast. The effects look above par. And its an old school body snatchers type sic-fi... looks way more interesting than Divergent and I'm sorry I never really got into Hunger Games. So I'm giving it a chance. So the trailer is a lil weak lol... so the trailer to Fantastic Four was damn good... how'd that work out? I think as a Joblo writer especially when bringing new material... you can't just say "Well this looks horrible". Because people will jump on that wagon... haters love company. You have to at least give a film a chance before you bury it on the biggest film website around. How can you call yourselves fans of film if you basically say this film has no chance and will suck based on one trailer?
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4:50PM on 09/01/2015

If nothing else it looks like thye do a really good job simulating giant waves.

I love Moretz but she should be doing better stuff than this. The concept actually seems like it could make for a passable dystopiansci fi, mabey even a good one. The problem is throwing in these terrible hollywood romances with shirtless guys and bad writing. It just instantly devalues the material to a laghable degree.

Also who laughed when Ron Livingston tried to act seriouse and prepared.
I love Moretz but she should be doing better stuff than this. The concept actually seems like it could make for a passable dystopiansci fi, mabey even a good one. The problem is throwing in these terrible hollywood romances with shirtless guys and bad writing. It just instantly devalues the material to a laghable degree.

Also who laughed when Ron Livingston tried to act seriouse and prepared.
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4:29PM on 09/01/2015

Aliens that look just like us...

How bland.

Let me guess, one of the boys she meets is an alien and they fall in love.
How bland.

Let me guess, one of the boys she meets is an alien and they fall in love.
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4:07PM on 09/01/2015
I mean, I made it all the way through the trailer, but... nope. Looks like it has approximately 0% anything original to add to the already oversaturated genre.
I mean, I made it all the way through the trailer, but... nope. Looks like it has approximately 0% anything original to add to the already oversaturated genre.
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