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The 5th Wave

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    65
    from 2 reviewers
  • The 5th Wave
    2016
    112 min
    PG-13
    2K Upscale
    HDR10
    Dolby Atmos

    Director: J Blakeson

    Actors: Chloë Grace Moretz, Matthew Zuk, Gabriela Lopez, Bailey Anne Borders

    Plot: Four waves of increasingly deadly alien attacks have left most of Earth in ruin. Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother.

    Disc Release Date: 3 May 2016

    • Video
      68
    • Audio
      78
    • Extra
      53
    • Movie
      48

    all scores

    Blu-ray.com review by Martin Liebman
    • Video
      70
    • The Fifth Wave's 2160p/HDR-enabled presentation isn't in any way poor or even technically flawed, but it never rises to the level of "substantial improvement" over the 1080p presentation, which is also...

    • Audio
      100
    • The 5th Wave...

    • Extra
      60
    • While The 5th Wave contains no new "supplements" on the UHD disc (the commentary track is available on the UHD disc), it does offer a slick new menu system (and presumably the early standard for Sony UHD...

    • Movie
      30
    • 'The 5th Wave' in 4K. Review in 3, 2, 1...The 5th Wave takes a perfectly good end of the world idea and squanders it by quickly devolving from gripping premise to melodramatic movie-of-the-week. The film,...

    • Total
      70
    • At its best, The 5th Wave is sort of like Red Dawn (the bad one) meets Starship Troopers meets Battle: Los Angeles meets V, a mishmash of alien invasion and teenage survival and wartime combat under extraordinary...

    High-Def Digest review by M. Enois Duarte
    • Video
      80
    • As the wave of Ultra HD Blu-ray continues to roll into home theaters, the YA sci-fi actioner arrives with it’s day-and-date Blu-ray counterpart, giving early adopters the opportunity to compare the differences...

    • Audio
      90
    • The invasion lands on Blu-ray with an impressive and demo-worthy Dolby Atmos soundtrack that nicely complements the many action-packed visuals. Similar to its DTS-HD MA counterpart, imaging is highly engaging...

    • Extra
      30
    • Audio Commentary — Director J Blakeson is joined by star Chloë Grace Moretz for an affable conversation about the production. Most of their points are scene-specific, but they offer fans some interesting...

    • Movie
      40
    • After a highly promising and fairly captivating opening, 'The 5th Wave,' the latest adaptation of a popular YA series that spans three books, settles into a monotonous routine of predictability, following...

    • Total
      70
    • In spite of a highly promising opening, 'The 5th Wave' quickly settles into a monotonous routine of predictability, relying on standard tropes and conventions rather than expanding on its fairly intriguing...