The 5th Wave is one of them movies that just seemingly suddenly appeared with little promotion, especially here in the UK. Expectations for its success is minimal, but it does have one advantage. Rapidly rising female actress, Chloe Grace Moretz. Any visible limitations as far as emotional range is yet to be founded in her, which is what makes her interesting as far as the acting profession goes. Much in the same way that Welsh actor, Christian Bale has proven time and time again. It is not known how well the box office potential is for the 5th Wave, but even if it sinks without a trace in just a matter of weeks talented actors and actresses have been known to bounce back with a bang, albeit with a careful master plan. (Yes, Ben Affleck is in mind here.)
It is a rarity to witness an actor who is determined not to be typecasted and is willing to go out of their comfort zone, and while it is going to be challenging, let’s explore some of Chloe Moretz’ ultimate roles!
1. Kick Ass
Sure, she had a helping hand in delivering the pantomime, thanks to Aaron Taylor Johnson, but Moretz’ Hit Girl became the main attraction of this film. Her role was much more physical and had a sense of being more significant than Johnson’s Kick Ass. The tone of the movie was a little unbalanced, but this was sometimes to Moretz’ advantage, who was allowed to show a bit of everything in one picture. And let’s not forget that it was undoubtedly her most shocking role yet, as the screenplay intentionally employed excessive cursing which was not limited to any particular actor or actress involved, including the early teenage thespian. Whether it shocked you or made you laugh, the one thing that the character of Hit Girl did do successfully was make an impression!
2. Let Me In
Scowled at for being a remake of the Swedish modern vampire classic, Let The Right One in, Let Me In was directed by Matt Reeves. Understandably, the former director of Under Siege 2 wasn’t given much of a chance to make a decent effort but the Hammer movie turned out better than expected! Personally, the author here did not think too much of the original and found it rather wooden, littered with poor acting by both leads. However, Chloe Moretz delivered a very emotional performance that significantly lifted the Hollywood redo in terms of pure entertainment and general competence, while still retaining the substance that worked for many. Far different from her other earlier roles, Let Me In isn’t one for viewers who wish to watch something that will make them feel good. It’s a horror flick that contains many layers that ends with a conclusion that is obscure and can provoke thought for days.
3. If I Stay
If I Stay was made more for the teenage girl crowd who loves nothing more than to sit with a box of tissues and weep over both the romantic and tragic aspects of the narrative. If you think that sentence was a little sexist then you should know that the novel it was based on is also aimed at the younger generation of females. Nevertheless, while If I Stay may bore the pants off alpha males, the dramatic theme was another opportunity for Chloe to seize. And seize, she did. Having already attested to the fact that she can play emotional roles with ease, perhaps leaving the likes of more superficial roles as she gets older may be a wise choice because she is clearly above starring in your bare average Summer film.