What's the Difference between The 5th Wave the Book and The 5th Wave the Movie?

Drama

The 5th Wave

22%
Released: 2011
Author: Yancey, Rick

The 5th Wave

78%
Released: 2016
Director: Blakeson, J
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Ben Parrish
Ben Parrish
Reznik (Male)
Reznik (Female)
Portrayed by: Maria Bello
Sonic the Hedgehog
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Hassan
Hassan
Portrayed by: The GOAT
The 5th Wave Book vs Movie
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In the Book In the Movie
   Cassie doesn't kill Dr. Pam but just knocks her out. Then takes a white suit to go look for Sammy Cassie kills Reznick and takes her uniform to go took for Sammy
   In the book it was mentioned a few times that Cassie was in karate classes when she was younger and that's one thing that helps her with some survival skills In the movie it was never mentioned that she took karate
   Ben's family was killed by an attack and he just ran away from them while they were killed. Ben's sister died in the second wave and his parent's died from the plague.
   Cassie wasn't allowed of the bus when they picked up the kids at the refugee camp, so Sammy told her to keep bear for when she gets scared. Cassie was allowed on the bus but had to get off the bus to go get bear because Sammy left it in their bed.
   Ben was making it one of his goals to make Ringer smile and it almost gives off the vibe that he flirts a lot with her. Ben never flirts with Ringer and doesn't make it a goal to make her laugh.
   When Cassie woke up at Evan's house for the first time she didn't get out of bed to get he backpack When Cassie woke up she freaked out got her book bag and when she heard Evan coming up the stairs she threw her book bag onto the bed with her
   Sammy's bear was described as old and battered and chewed up from when he was little The bear was always in good shape.
   Ben was so sick while healing from the plague that he was in a wheelchair while he got a tracker implant in him Ben was never seen in a wheelchair
   In the book a thing called "The Eye" was mentioned several times In the movie the "Eye" was never montioned
   Cassie built trust with Evan really quick. Cassie still had doubts about Evan even after 6 weeks together
   Evan met Sammy Evan didn't meet sammy
   Ben kills his friend Chris at Camp Haven in the room where they show you what an infested person looks like Ben kills a kid in the room, but if it was Chris he never gave it away.
   Evan offered to go get Sammy by himself while Cassie stayed at the house Cassie left the house with Evan only volunteering to go with her.
   Sammy's bear was described as old and battered and chewed up from when he was little The bear was always in good shape.
   Reznik is killed in the shooting scene by Ringer Reznik is killed by Cassie in Camp Haven
   On the bus to Camp Haven, Sammy meets a girl who is infested. There isn't a scene on the bus with Sammy other than him getting on and off the bus, both in which the girl is never seen.
   There were scenes where Reznik would give Ben a really hard time with everything. Reznick was never really seen with Ben, and when she was it was always nicer than in the book
   Cassie realized that Evan followed her while she was in the air went at the camp listening to a conversation Cassie didn't know Evan was at the Camp until he came down an air vent and saved her and Ben from getting shot by Silencers
   Ben kisses half of Cassie's lips and cheek Ben never kisses Cassie
   After they put the tracker in the kids they make them do the Wonderland program. The kids where never shown doing the Wonderland program.
   Tank goes "Dorothy" on his group. There was never a mention of Tank
   When Cassie throws herself at the bus she tells the guy who gets off to check on her that her name is Lizbeth and he was seen at the beginning of the book with Sammy Cassie throws herself in front of the bus and when the guy gets off to check on her he just asked if she was okay
   Sammy's bear was described as old and battered and chewed up from when he was little The bear was always in good shape.
   After the shooting scene when Ben and his team was tested, Ben was in a hospital completing the circle and was questioned by Vosch there After that scene, Ben was still shot but instead of having a scene in the hospital, they were talking in the commanders office where Ben then tells Vosch that he knows what Vosch really is
   Evan had talked a lot about his sister Val, and that Cassie was actually wearing her clothes. Evan never got to talking about his family.
   Evan and Cassie spend weeks at his house in the woods where they share their first kiss. Evan and Cassie don't kiss until they are in the car in the woods.
   Cassie finds a room with not only several hundred "Eyes" but military outfits as well, and that's when she changes into the military outfit She takes Reznik's military outfit after she kills her
   At Camp Haven she was put into a paper robe after she took a shower and got tracked in that In the movie was was just put into the room and was tagged in the same clothes that she was wearing when she got there.
   Cassie was once described as to having strawberry blonde hair Cassie has blonde hair
   Ben was given the nickname Zombie after the got the plague and looked almost dead, but then got better Ben never went into detail of him having the plague.
   Cassie was put into the room where you are faced with an infested kid because the alarms went off and Vosch put her in there Cassie was never in the room where you are faced with an infested kid
   Cassie found her rifle in the shed while Evan was out "hunting" in the book. Cassie found her hand gun in the floor boards of Evan bedroom while he was chopping wood.
   Evan kills 4 kids in the woods while with Cassie. Evan fights with the Others in a fight scene right after the kiss scene had happened
   Sammy's bear was described as old and battered and chewed up from when he was little The bear was always in good shape.
   In the book the story in which the waves happened out of sequence and was just mentioned when the time came. In the movie the waves happened in an ordered time sequence.
   Teacup was very jealous of nugget, Sammy, when he came into their group because Teacup was the youngest before Nugget came along. They never showed the scene when Nugget became apart of the group, he just appeared.
   Cassie attacks Dr.Pam while she was about to go through the process of Wonderland Cassie Attacks Reznik while about to go through the process of killing an infested kid
   Evan shot Cassie in the leg then saved her in a blizzard. Evan shot the guy who shot Cassie and then saved her while there wasn't any snow in sight.
   In the scene where Ringer kills Reznik they learned about a device that was able to kill the kids who have the implants with the touch of a button. This feature was never indicated in any scene in the movie
   Dr. Pam is a heavy set woman who tagged Cassie at Camp Haven. Cassie was tagged by Reznik
   Cassie meets a greasy-haired kid named Crisco at the refugee camp, who she accidently leads a silencer to, and she sees him killed right in front of her. Crisco and his plot do not appear in the movie
   Sammy's bear was described as old and battered and chewed up from when he was little The bear was always in good shape.
   Evan had a girlfriend he cared deeply for. Evan never mentioned a girlfriend.
   In the book, Cassie kills a soldier with a crucifix in his hand which give vivid details on his appearance. Cassie his a man with a crucifix, but in no way was he ever portrayed as a soldier.
   Ben can hardly even stand while trying to find Sammy Ben runs the hallways looking for Sammy
   Sammy's bear was described as old and battered and chewed up from when he was little The bear was always in good shape.
   Cassie cut her hair short when her and Evan were leaving to go rescue Sammy Cassie never cut her hair
   When arriving to Camp Haven, her number was called out in which she was taken to a shower to wash off the dirt and make sure there were no ticks or lice on her body. She was taken straight to the room to get tracked.
   Cassie witnesses Vosch killing her father specifically. Cassie's father is killed by someone unknown during the massacre, and Cassie doesn't witness his death.
   When looking for Nugget, Ben is dressed as a doctor in a lab coat When looking for Nugget, Ben is wearing a soldiers uniform that was his own from going out to war with his group
   Reznik is a man who is much hated by many in the camp, almost a bully to them Reznik is a woman who is never seen as hated by someone. They only time she seemed mad was when she would tell the kids is push the button to kill an infested kid.
   Cassie and Sammy pray in the book when he couldn't sleep, which then carried over to Sammy praying with Ben. Cassie and Sammy don't pray, but instead sing. Even when Sammy was with Ben, he was singing.
   Sammy never advanced with his group in graduation because of his age, which leaded to Ben going to was with his group without Sammy. Sammy was in a blue suit, meaning he graduated with his group but didn't go to war with his group because of "food poisoning",(Ben tied him up)
   Sammy's bear was described as old and battered and chewed up from when he was little The bear was always in good shape.
   Sammy's bear was described as old and battered and chewed up from when he was little The bear was always in good shape.
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