Thursday, November 6, 2014

The Maze Runner Movie Review

Title: The Maze Runner

Year: 2014

Time: 1hr & 53min

Rating: 4/5

So I read the book that this movie is based on a long time ago and am pretty sure they changed a lot in the movie, some of which shouldn't have been changed.
Thomas (Dylan O'Brian) wakes up in the lift to find he has no recollection of anything but his name which comes back after a while. When he is pulled out he finds himself in the Glade surrounded by a bunch of other boys. Like him they know nothing about themselves other than their names. Every thirty days a new boy appears but Thomas is the beginning of something else. Newt (Thomas Brodie-Sangster), Chuck (Blake Cooper), Albi (Aml Ameen), and Minho (Ki-Hong Lee) all become his friends after he spends the night in the Maze, saving Minho and Albi by killing a Griever with Minho's help.
The very next day a girl, Teresa (Kaya Scodelario), appears in the shaft and doesn't know who she is or why she was sent there. Gally (Will Poulter) believes that she and Thomas are the beginning of the end of their lives and tries to get them banished into the Maze. The truth is that if they don't find a way out of the maze they will be killed by the Grievers who begin attacking when the Maze doesn't close like it is supposed to at night.
Thomas and a few others find out that the Grievers are machines that can be used to escape the maze and he could've at the time if the Maze hadn't reacted the way it had. Though the Maze is unsolvable Thomas is pretty sure he has figured a way out. After injecting himself with Griever venom he remembers some of his past the more he stays there the more he remembers. He knows he has seen the girl before. In fact it was with her help that he was able to build the maze for the people who sent them there. They were sent there to be tested!
Will Thomas be able to convince them to all escape the maze with him? Are they headed into a trap? What will they find if they make it out alive?
I honestly can't wait for the next movie to come out...if there is going to be another movie in the series. I still need to read the second book anyway. It is a really good movie and I hope you all agree once you see it.