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THE 5TH WAVE

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THE 5TH WAVE

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 112m 17s

Release date 22/01/2016

BBFCInsight strong violence, injury detail

Genre(s) Action, Drama, Science Fiction

Director(s) J Blakeson

Cast includes Chloë Grace Moretz, Nick Robinson, Liev Schreiber, Maika Monroe, Mario Bello, Ron Livingston

Summary THE 5TH WAVE is a US sci-fi drama in which a teenager struggles to survive in the aftermath of an alien invasion.

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 12/01/2016

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE 5TH WAVE is a US sci-fi drama in which a teenager struggles to survive in the aftermath of an alien invasion.

Violence

There are scenes of strong violence, including battle scenes involving children who have been trained to fight as soldiers. Children are also encouraged to kill another child character. Other scenes of violence include a mass shooting of people trapped in a room and the shooting of a man believed to be a threat.

Injury detail

Some focus on bloody injury, including a wound which bleeds through bandages.

There is one use of strong language ('f**k'), as well as milder terms including 'shit', 'bullshit' and 'screw you'.

There are scenes of moderate threat, including a scene in which a tsunami destroys buildings and sweeps people away as they run from it.

Details

Title
THE 5TH WAVE
Also known as
THE FIFTH WAVE
Year
2015
Distributor(s)
Columbia Pictures Corporation Ltd.
Classified date(s)
20/12/2015
Main language
English
Submitted run time
112m 17s
Approved footage
10105+8
BBFC reference
AFF330431
Registration number
CFJ38137

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