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The 5th Wave is a 2016 American science fiction thriller film, directed by J Blakeson, with a screenplay by Susannah Grant, Akiva Goldsman, and Jeff Pinkner, based on the novel of the same name by Rick Yancey. The film stars Chloë Grace Moretz, Nick Robinson, Ron Livingston, Maggie Siff, Alex Roe, Maria Bello, Maika Monroe, and Liev Schreiber.
Development began in March 2012, when Sony picked up the film rights to the trilogy, with Graham King's production company GK Films and Tobey Maguire's Material Pictures. Filming took place in Atlanta, Georgia from October 2014 to January 2015.
The 5th Wave was released on January 22, 2016 in the United States by Columbia Pictures. It received negative reviews from critics, but has grossed over $103 million worldwide.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_5th_Wave_(film)" target="_blank">wiki
Cassie, armed with an M16, emerges from a wood and sees a mini store. Upon entering, she hears a male voice calling for help. She follows the voice and enters a room, to find a man pointing a gun at her. She tells him to put his weapon down, and he does so. After this, he in return tells her to drop her weapon. She is wary, because she sees his right hand in his jacket. She demands his right hand to be exposed. As he takes out his hand, Cassie sees a glint of metal, and shoots him to death, in fear that it is a gun. A crucifix on a chain turns out to be what he was holding. Cassie gasps in shock of what she had done before the screen cuts to black and shows her backstory.
Cassie gets separated from her five-year-old brother, Sam . Her brother is taken by the Army for care and protection. Her father and other survivors in Ohio are killed in a massacre by the army after many armed refugees opened fire on soldiers after being informed they would never see their children again. Cassie scavenges her way toward the base to find her brother. She is saved from an enemy sniper by Evan Walker. Cassie falls in love with him but later learns he is an Other in humanoid form. She also learns that Colonel Vosch and the Army are actually the Others and the fifth wave they have planned is to use children to eliminate the rest of the earth's survivors by misleading them.
She learns the hard way to trust no one and leaves him. The only thing that keeps her going is the hope that she can save her brother from the "training" camp established by the Army (Others). Meanwhile, Ben Parish, Cassie's crush before the wave and her brother are in the same squad trained under the Others. Ben also comes to learn the Others plans. Evan who follows Cassie helps her and Ben to save Sam and demolish the training facility. The Others evacuate from the facility with the intent to deploy the children as soon as possible to other cities. Ben and his squad is seen enjoying their meal with Cassie and ponders hope as humanity's driving force for survival.