The 5th Wave (2016) – The Cast
The story of this movie is about Cassie and how she gets detached from her little brother who is taken by the Army for the purpose of care and protection. Her father and various survivors in Ohio are executed in a slaughter by the Army. Cassie struggles her way through to the base to meet Sam, her little bother. She is saved by Evan Walker, an enemy sharpshooter and finds affections for him but later discovers that he is an “Other”, an alien in human form. She also discovers that Colonel Vosch and the Army are actually aliens and the 5th wave they have planned really is to use adolescents for misleading in order to destroy the rest of the survivors left in the world. Hence, she learns it the hard way not to trust anyone and leaves Evan. The sole purpose that keeps Cassie going is the belief that she can save Sam from the training camp set up by the Army of Others. During this Ben Parish, who is her love before this alien invasion and her little brother are in the same squad training under the Army of Others. Moreover, he also comes to know about the plans of the Others. Evan who follows Cassie, assists her and Ben to save Sam and destroys the training center set by the aliens. The Others clear out the facility to send the adolescents as quickly as possible to other cities as well. In the end, Ben with his squad is seen happily enjoying their dinner with Cassie ponders over Hope, as mankind’s center piece in survival.
The science fiction thriller came out on 22nd January 2016 and is based on Rick Yancey’s novel with the same title. Its screenplay is written by Susannah Grant, Akiva Goldsman and Jeff Pinkner while the music of this film is done by Henry Jackman. Under the direction of J Blakeson the development of this movie began in March 2012 and filming was done in Atlanta, Georgia. Columbia Pictures distributed the movie under the production rights of GK Films and Material Picture. Overall the movie has been reviewed negatively because of its great build up in the start but turning into something very boring. However, the only positive thing that is considered by many is the cast. Chloe Grace Moretz and Nick Robinson both have been praised for their performances in the movie. Lets have a look at the cast of the main characters of the movie,
“Cassie Sullivan” played by Chloe Grace Moretz
The 19 year old actress and model is very experienced for her age as she started her career twelve years ago when she was only seven. She has given many power packed performances in The Amityville Horror, Dark Shadows, Hugo, (500) Days of Summer, Let Me In, Carrie, If I Stay and The Equalizer.
“Ben Parish” played by Nick Robinson
Born in 1995, its not that difficult to say that Nick is best known for his role as Zach Mitchell in Jurassic World. He has also appeared in the lead role in The Kings of Summer. Nick is also known for his role as Ryder Scanlon in Melissa & Joey, the ABC Family sitcom. He was nominated for Best Performance by a Youth in a Lead / Supporting Role in Phoenix Film Critic Society Awards.
Alex is an English actor and a football player. He is best known for his roles in The Fugitives and The Cut. He made his acting debut in the horror flick The Calling. His upcoming movies are due this year titled Rings and Hot Summer Nights.
“Sammy Sullivan” played by Zackary Arthur
Zackary made his debut in 2014 in a comedy drama series Transparent. For this film he was among hundreds of young actors who were auditioned for this role. He is also working in The Half of It, CBS comedy series.
“Colonel Vosch” played by Liev Schreiber
Liev become popular with several appearance in independent films and he is known for his roles in Goon, Salt, Taking Woodstock, The Sum of All Fears, Phantoms, X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Scream trilogy. Liev has also performed in several Broadway productions as well.