The Maze Runner (2014)

the-maze-runner“I am sure by now you all must be very confused… angry, frightened. I can only assure you that everything that’s happened to you… everything we’ve done to you… it was all done for a reason. ” – Ava Paige

Number of Times Seen – 1 (7 Dec 2014)

Brief Synopsis – A group of teens are stranded in the middle of a Maze and must learn top fend for themselves against unknown enemies while also trying to find a way out despite them all suffering from amnesia.

My Take on it – I think we have been slightly overloaded lately with post-apocolyptic teen adventure movies based on teen novels.

What makes this one a bit unique is the fact that here the main protagonist is actual male.  This movie takes the concept originally used in Lord of the Flies and updates it to show how teens can create their own society and find a way to survive the unknown elements.

I actually enjoyed what they did here a lot and my only gripe is the fact that similar to other film adaptation in this genre, the stories end abruptly leaving us wanting more, thus forcing us to wait a year (if we’re lucky) for the next installment to get a better understanding of what’s going on.

Yet another series to add to my (already) long list of books I should find time to read.

Loved how all the characters names were  based on the names of famous people.

Bottom Line – Interesting premise that I’d be interested to see where it goes, but still hate how these kind of movies leave us hanging.  Perhaps I’ll get around one day to read the books. Recommended!

Rating – Globe Worthy


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13 thoughts on “The Maze Runner (2014)

  1. I skipped The Maze Runner b/c it looked oh-so-generic. Your good review doesn’t swing my opinion but maybe at some point a rental is possible. I would be hard pressed to be blown away wthi this though, as I fall right into that group of people who are growing very tired of all the YA adaptations.


  2. Great review, Rob! I agree that the teen dystopian stuff is a little heavy right now, but it’s nice that this one manages to be somewhat fresh in spite of that. I had fun with it, and, like you, I now want to read the book. Just gotta find the time…lol.

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