‘The 5th Wave’ (2016) – SciFi YA Adaptation Full of Adventure, Danger and Romance!

May 13, 2016 4 Comments

Earlier this week, I finally sat down to watch the latest YA dystopian novel that filmmaker did recently adapt to the screen. Much to my everlasting surprise, this one really intrigued me. The film I am referring to is The 5th Wave.

‘The 5th Wave’ (2016) - SciFi YA Adaptation Full of Adventure, Danger and Romance! A review of the adaptation. All text © Rissi JC

Based on the best-selling novel (of the same name) by Rick Yancey, as a production (specifying this since I haven’t read the book, and cannot judge this any other way as a result), this is really quite good. It has a few minor weak links here and there (the script), but overall, it achieves what it sets out to do. That is be a fun “popcorn flick.” All of this piles on top of what is, I suspect, led by a young, up-and-coming cast. Its leading lady, Chloe Grace Mortez has already began making a name for herself, and the young men who star opposite are sure to become regulars at the box office. Or I would wager they will. Plus, while this tends to be a quieter drama, there is some romance (and I confess to melting over that sweet “I choose you” speech, silly romantics and all).

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Today, over on Silver Petticoat, I talk in more detail about my thoughts on this film. If you’d like to read them, as always, I invite you to take a look. If you’ve seen The 5th Wave, I’d be very interested to know what you thought. Feel free to chat about it (whether good or bad) down below or hang out over on Silver Petticoat. Either way, I’m around – and determined to play catch up with blog comments (if I’m feeling particularly ambitious, maybe even my Twitter timeline) today too, so if you leave one, you’re sure to get a quick response!

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You can find The 5th Wave digitally on Amazon Video

‘The 5th Wave’ (2016) - SciFi YA Adaptation Full of Adventure, Danger and Romance! A review of the adaptation. All text © Rissi JC

The 5th Wave – An Enjoyable Adaptation of the Best-Selling Novel

Good intentions aside, I have a confession to make. I’ve yet again watched a young adult adaptation where I didn’t read the book first. The 5th Wave is based on the best-selling YA novel by Rick Yancey (of the same name) and tells another story of a girl fighting and finding what will be her new normal in a dystopian world. Naturally, the story follows some of the same general ideas with some sci-fi twists, but I have to say, I was more impressed with this than I originally anticipated. Continue Reading on Silver Petticoat ➔

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About Rissi JC

amateur photog. #bookblogger. downton abbey. inspys. internet-photo-shy. writer. the aspiration is to someday write professionally. a girl can dream, right?

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amateur photog. #bookblogger. downton abbey. inspys. internet-photo-shy. writer. the aspiration is to someday write professionally. a girl can dream, right?

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  • […] FILM REVIEW | The 5th Wave (2016) – SciFi YA Adaptation Full of Adventure, Danger and Romance!  […]

  • Sandra Dufoe May 25, 2019 at 6:38 AM

    I love these type of movies and I enjoyed this one.

    • Rissi JC May 27, 2019 at 10:54 PM

      Glad to know this, Sandra! I wouldn’t mind re-watching this one soon. :)

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