“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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