So if you didn't read my review of the book or haven't read it, The 5th Wave is a story not about one person in particular, but about an alien race the humans are calling The Others, who came from the skies on a shooting star and began wiping out the human population. It started with killing all the power; the engines, running water, cars, stoves, phones. Then a bird's disease, and also the fact that The Others could be any human around so you can't really trust anyone. The funny thing is, a boy named Chris Maller who I didn't get along with at summer camp said he believed anyone could be an alien. Same difference and the only thing to identify them, is a big intestinal...thingy that looks like a carnivorous plant next to their brain you can see through a special X-ray.
Cassie Sullivan, played by the adorable and amazing Chloe Moretz, is in the middle of the dilemma, who has to try to reunite with the only member of her family left that is in the Wright-Patterson Army Base at the hands of a crazy General Vosch.
To say "I got what I wanted" would be a big understatement. While like Mockingjay Part 2, it's quite similar to the book enough to make it quite predictable sometimes, the astounding action cinematography and delivery of each individual actor makes it seem like its own. This movie is just as good as the Catching Fire movie and will captivate any and all fans of the novel. The best part of the movie is Moretz I must say, who can pull off any emotion and really make you feel the sadness when she has to shoot someone and fear of the unknown. The special effects are also swift and just as good as all the other YA novel adaptations out there, spectacularly horrifying, especially this one flooding scene in North America, which I think gives off terror better than San Andreas and The Day After Tomorrow and I enjoyed both of those movies.
Another thing the movie is terrific at is how educational it is. I know, laugh at me if you want, but when the power goes out, I think that from the complexity of the plot, just like the book only here it's done better, we understand the things some of us may not know we take for granted and, I don't know, turn the lights and TV off when you're not around, Mom&Dad. The fact that Cassie tries desperately to rescue a family member is heartwarming too, which will make brothers and sisters think at the end of the movie how much they mean to each other, the same way Jacqueline Wilson's novel Lily Alone did. Oh, and it also tells you how to disarm someone properly. In the book, when I found out the twist, props to Rick Yancey because I didn't see it coming at all. The movie does it just as good and, well, I'm straining to find something bad to say about this movie. It's a hoot! A hoot I might change to an A+ in the future.