5th Wave keeps viewers on the edge of their seats

16-year-old Cassie Sullivan lived her life with her family day to day like most teenagers. That is until the strategic alien invasions begin. The first wave is disease, famine, destruction, death; however the fifth wave is the one that hits the hardest: invasion.

After the death of Cassie’s mother, the rest of her family move into a refuge. She is then separated from her brother by the army who took the kids to a better place and plans to come back for the adults. However, the army is actually aliens who have took a human form and kill the rest of the people in the camp. Cassie barely escapes, but her father doesn’t.

While searching for her brother, Cassie learns that the Others (aliens) plan to brainwash the kids and set them loose into the world only to destroy the rest of it. She then teams up with an alien humanoid and her high school crush. Together they will determine whether the human race will live or be destroyed by the youth we once cherished.

Chloe Grace Moretz, Nick Robinson, and Alex Roe, the main characters, lead us through a thrilling, post-apocalyptic world. Director J Blakeson has done it again in The 5th Wave and knocks us dead with an amazing story developed from the book by Rick Yancey.

However, the movie was somewhat predictable, there are still many plot-twist to leave you on the edge of your seat. The setting and lighting of the story brought it all together to make you feel the chaos and destruction. Henry Jackman composed the most thrilling music atmosphere for the movie that set it up for success. This movie is rated PG-13.