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An improvement over the 1995 original, this quasi-sequel mixes adventure with humor, fun performances, and a canny understanding of late 1990s-style video games.
Although there are individual moments that snap, crackle, and pop, the production as a whole is bloated and at times even a little tedious.
A jumble of overhyped action scenes, trite dialogue, painfully bad “character development”, and awful writing.
Harrowing, compelling cinema - perhaps not as wrenching as "12 Years a Slave" but not far removed.
Those who attend this movie expecting to see a superhero smack-down won’t be disappointed, but anyone partial to Captain America’s saga may feel shortchanged.
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.
This is what happens when Hollywood starts out with a bad idea, miscasts all the roles, and executes everything badly in production and post-production.