Recently the world is going crazy from the new (?) 5th wave movie. Another movie that depicts a human struggle agains alien invasion.
Everywhere I hear this movie is so awesome, but I really don't get it. I strongly doubt 5th wave is any better than any junk Hollywood has been throwing at us last years. Why? Keep reading.
First of all it's another alien invasion movie. These kinds of movies has been around for rather too long to be much original. But that's only a tip of an iceberg.
What everyone says is so awesome, is that a teenager is struggling hardly to save the world from aliens. Pardon me? Most anime has been doing this for over 20 years. And they didn't go easy on those kids either. Just watch original Neon Genesis Evangelion - but first ensure, that you're at least 18 years old. Otherwise you might suffer severe trauma. There is almost nothing lighthearted about this show. Want more? Try reading All You Need is Kill - guaranteed trip to insane asylum. And there is so much more, that I don't feel like mentioning here. Admit it guys - the competition is just too strong.
Another thing is that the situation, in which the heroine is, resembles Hunger Games far too much to be ignored. So yeah, big deal. You take an underage character and throw them in an ocean of s*it. That's just so damn awesome ... I think I'm gonna ascend to a higher plane of existence - not really.
Last but not least - it is mentioned in the title that this is already the 5th wave. Even the aliens aren't pretty much intimidating. Pathetic humanity has survived 4 waves - ooooooh, scary. Let's look at Half-Life 2 instead. Exactly, I mean the Seven Hour War. It's worth writing with initial capitals. Why? Just like Mike said in 2nd episode of Civil Protection: "Because it lasted seven hours, that's why! Most people are at work longer than that! That means that in less time than it takes Joe Average to clock in and clock out at the office, aliens have conquered the whole Earth, and all Joe did was make some spreadsheets."
I'll just add that all they needed to do is open one stupid portal and spew a few striders and gunships. Those things don't even look much powerful and they still managed to completely overwhelm all armed forces on Earth. I say, THAT is how you conquer a world. Compared to this 5th Wave looks totally lame.
You still think the movie rocks?
Listening to: Rinne no Lagrange OST
Reading: Sugar wa Otoshigoro
Watching: Rinne no Lagrange
Eating: your soul
Drinking: loads of juice, because your soul is too damn dry