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When aliens attack in 'The 5th Wave,' logic is obliterated, but the destruction looks cool

When aliens attack in 'The 5th Wave,' logic is obliterated, but the destruction looks cool

It's the end of the world as we know it — yet again — in "The 5th Wave," a largely silly sci-fi action-thriller with a wobbly narrative based on the bestselling young adult novel by Rick Yancey. With two subsequent books in the series, can a movie franchise be far behind? Let's hope not.

A landlocked Ohio suburb is apparently the Earth's safest place after an ill-defined alien invasion wreaks havoc on every island and coastal spot on the globe. The mayhem comes in waves: an electromagnetic pulse wipes out the world's power and water supply, earthquakes beget disastrous tsunamis, avian flu spreads like wildfire and aliens undetectably start occupying human...

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