What You Need To Know - May 15, 2016

The 5th Wave - What You Need To Know
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The 5th Wave - What You Need To Know

Epic sci-fi thriller The 5th Wave earned over $100 million at the box office when it was released late last year and now it’s hitting DVD shelves (you can pre-order it on the right-hand side of the page). Here is everything you need to know about it...


What’s The Plot?

This is Cassie Sullivan’s film. At the start we find her alone and on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother, but as the film goes on we follow the story of the four devastating alien attacks that have ravaged earth and the impending fifth wave. Can she survive and keep her brother safe? We’ll find out...


Who’s In It?

It’s an excellent cast, with Chloë Grace Moretz leading the way as Cassie Sullivan. Band Of Brothers’ star Ron Livingston and Sons Of Anarchy’s Maggie Siff play her parents, while there are also key roles for Nick Robinson, Alex Roe, Maria Bello, Maika Monroe and Liev Schreiber.


And Who’s Behind The Camera?

J Blakeson, who made his name as the writer and director of gripping kidnap drama The Disappearance of Alice Creed, is in the director’s chair, with Susannah Grant, Jeff Pinkner and Hollywood veteran Akiva Goldsman on script duties.


Does it deliver?

It’s a big, stomping, sci-fi epic, if that’s normally your bag, it’ll definitely deliver for you.

The 5th Wave is out now on DVD, Blu-Ray and Limited Edition Blu-Ray Steelbook, click here to purchase it in hmv’s online store.

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