Sunday, July 17, 2016

The Maze Runner (Movie Review)

Release Date: September 19, 2014
Genre: Thriller/Sci-Fi
Synopsis: Thomas (Dylan O'Brien), a teenager, arrives in a glade at the center of a giant labyrinth. Like the other youths dumped there before him, he has no memory of his previous life. Thomas quickly becomes part of the group and soon after demonstrates a unique perspective that scores him a promotion to Runner status -- those who patrol the always-changing maze to find an escape route. Together with Teresa (Kaya Scodelario), the only female, Thomas tries to convince his cohorts that he knows a way out.

With no memories and being thrown into what seems like paradise, The Glades. Filled with greens, greens, and more greens and surrounded by stone walls. Protected and peaceful is what I call it. Other than the things that go bump and crawling in the night. 

Mapping out the area, Thomas tries to work out the labyrinth with allies by his side. 

Though some do not want to leave the safety of the glades and they will do anything and everything to stop anyone from leaving. Even resorting to those Salem witch trials by tying them to a post. Just saying, they don't seem like it is a big deal so maybe not everyone died from the things that go bump in the night. 

The whole concept was messed up and it kind of reminded me of Divergent, double time. Or maybe the other way around. I don't know which one came first. 

En route to escape, the struggle and the will to survive has never been more real. I actually cried when some of the minor characters were gone from the movie because although they were considered minor, I found them rather major to my heart. They took up space and that is definitely not fair at all.. 

So I will rate it a good 3.5 out of 5 stars.

Blog you later, awesome nerds. 

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