THE 5TH WAVE
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