Take away the anti-climactic final act and this is an effective white-knuckle psychological thriller.
The movie is imperfect and overlong but it’s never boring.
There seems to be little reason to see "The 5th Wave" unless you’re a fan of unfinished stories that likely will never be completed.
As funny as the material sometimes is, the flimsy narrative encounters difficulties trying to sustain a 90 minute motion picture.
Provides a solid starting place for a series or, if the box office doesn’t warrant a continuation, an engaging stand-alone thriller.
The movie is frequently incomprehensible and, on those occasions when it makes sense, the viewer may wish it didn’t.
Despite an interesting premise, it fails to deliver much beyond a gradual descent into disinterest and watch-checking.
"Allegiant" exemplifies what happens when a book or movie exists solely for the purposes of placating fans and maintaining a revenue stream.
"Allied" probably isn’t prestigious enough to attract much Oscar buzz but it’s too good to be tossed into theaters without a publicity push.
Another in a long line of movie adaptations of revered novels that lose something significant in their translation from page to screen.