Coming Distractions: Chloë Grace Moretz fights meticulous aliens in The 5th Wave trailer

Cool teen Chloë Grace Moretz stars as a cool, alien-fighting teen in the upcoming post-apocalyptic thriller The 5th Wave, based on the first book in a YA trilogy, naturally. Moretz plays Cassie, who suits up to defend Earth from The Others—the creative name given to an invading alien force in the universe of 5th Wave. Cassie is just 16 years old when The Others arrive and implement their very strategic and carefully mapped-out five-step plan for terrestrial destruction. According to the first trailer for The 5th Wave, here are the five steps of alien invasion and takeover:

  1. First Wave: Darkness
    Basically, the aliens just turn the power off. You’ve seen it before: rolling blackouts can be seen from space, planes fall out of the sky, et cetera.
  2. Second Wave: Destruction
    “Then, they took our cities, laying everything to waste,” Cassie explains over footage that shows what looks like …

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