“The 5th Wave”

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“The 5th Wave”

Rated PG-13

2 hours

Chloe Grace Moretz, Nick Robinson, Liev Schreiber

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – It’s the ultimate millennial turn-on. The spunky teenage girl and her drooling boyfriend saving the world from catastrophe.

The simpleminded formula made a fortune for “The Hunger Games” and “Divergent,” but let’s hope young audiences come to their senses for “The 5th Wave.”

This time it’s Chloe Grace Moretz coming to grips with an alien invasion.

A few catastrophes into the movie and Grace sets off to even the score. The military wouldn’t think of unleashing its secret weapon without first consulting with one of her eager boyfriends.

The only advantage for Chloe Grace is the knowledge that, in a few years, she won’t have to cater to the millennial audience.

But here she is, unable to tell the good guys from the bad guys, better known as “the others.”

Fortunately we can always tell a decent Sci-Fi thriller from a stinker.

The confused Chloe tells her latest would-be suitor “Why should you bring me here, what do you want?”

All I want is a thriller that makes sense and doesn’t insult your intelligence.

“The 5th Wave” will hardly sweep you off your feet with 1 star, nor will it have you counting the hours before the predictable sequel hits the theaters.

“The 5th Wave” is that kind of awful movie. Bad enough to even scare away the alien invaders.

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