THE 5TH WAVE

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - WEEK IN MOVIES -

NOW The Hunger Games have been played out, is there still an ap­petite in the mar­ket­place for teenage dystopian?

Based on the pop­u­lar Rick Yancey young-adult page-turner, The 5th Wave never quite comes up with a defini­tive an­swer. How­ever, its angst-rid­den ad­ven­tures of a young woman evolv­ing from ev­ery­day high-schooler to feisty free­dom fighter in the wake of an alien at­tack can pack a punch oc­ca­sion­ally.

The cast­ing of ex­pe­ri­enced teen-tor­ment spe­cial­ist Chloe Grace Moretz (Car­rie) keeps the movie just on the right side of cred­i­ble.

Noth­ing es­sen­tial go­ing on here but it can sup­ply an ef­fec­tive es­capist di­ver­sion. Co-stars Nick Robin­son, Alex Roe and Liev Schreiber.

Now show­ing Vil­lage Cin­e­mas

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