Never Stop Running, Always be Alert, Bring back Hope
When Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) wakes up trapped in a massive maze with a group of other boys, he has no memory of the outside world other than strange dreams about a mysterious organisation known as W.C.K.D. Only by piecing together fragments of his past with clues he discovers in the maze can Thomas hope to uncover his true purpose and a way to escape.
The Maze Runner is based upon the first book in a bestselling series by James Dashner. Published in October 2009, the novel became a New York Times Best Seller and is described as a combination of Lord of the Flies, The Hunger Games, and the legendary television series Lost.
Putting it out their straight away – I liked this movie. In terms of entertainment this movie kept me guessing, I was on the edge of my seat and at times I was nervous. I hadn’t read the book so I didn’t know what was going to happen.
It was also refreshing to watch a movie that didn’t have a love story between two key characters. I was waiting for it and was pleasantly surprised when the movie, refreshingly, focused on the story line and character development. The character development in this film was in-dept and there was a great mix of characters. The casting was awesome. There was a balanced mix between known actors as well as newbie’s and everything meshed well for a complete overall end.
At times I felt that the fight and graphic scenes a little too much and some of the character development too much but this aside I did enjoy the film a lot. It kept my attention, it was paired back and overall an enjoyable, interesting watch.
The Maze Runner is in New Zealand cinemas Thursday the 25th September.