Movie Review

The Maze Runner

“Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they’re all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow “runners” for a shot at escape.”

Based on the bestselling novel of the same name by James Dashner, The Maze Runner comes to theaters this Friday, September 19. Personally, I was way too excited about this film to not include it in this month’s review. While this will be less of a “review” since it hasn’t come out yet, hopefully you’ll get just as excited as I am.

The first in a trilogy, The Maze Runner film has been met with high anticipation. The cast, director, and author had been given panels at this year’s Comic Con in San Diego. Starring Teen Wolf alum Dylan O’Brien as lead character Thomas, theaters will be packed with cult followers of both O’Brien and those who have read Dashner’s original books.

Although set in a post-apocalyptic world like much of the current YA scene is being dominated by, Dashner’s interpretation of this version of the world is new and exciting and full of unexpected twists. With a heart pounding theatrical trailer and a cast full of fresh face Hollywood newcomers, The Maze Runner is sure to take a lead in the box office. places The Maze Runner at number one with a prediction of a solid $30 million for opening weekend alone.

Final Thoughts

What about you? Have you read the series? Are you excited for the film? Tell us in the comments!

Overall Score 4.6
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7 Comments on The Maze Runner

  1. Lisanna

    I have not watched ‘The Maze Runner’ yet, but I’m really excited about watching it. I adore anything fantasy based and this movie along with ‘Lucy’ is definitely on my MUST WATCH list! Of course I’d love to read the books, but only after I’ve watched the movie to prevent any plot disappointment….After watching Mortal Instruments my love for movies based on books has been seriously wounded :/

  2. sherisboyz

    I read this book and thought that it was really good. I would really like to see this movie. Unlike, lisanna, (above), I prefer to read the book first because I think that the books are generally better and I like to see if the movie measures up to the book.

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