Review: Maze Runner

The American science fiction action thriller film “The Maze Runner” was released September 19 by 20th Century Fox.

The film’s reviews have been mostly positive. Its praise is due to its actors and its ability to closely follow the novel it was based upon, by James Dashner.

To those who have not read the novel, the plot of the movie may seem a little vague. It begins with 16-year-old Thomas, played by Dylan O’Brien,  waking up in an elevator with no memory of who he is.

He finds himself in a strange place called The Glade, with a bunch of other boys who also have no recollection of their life previous to waking up in The Glade, which is basically a courtyard surrounded by a maze.

And here is the worst part: they have no idea how to get out. This movie is packed full of action and mystery and for those who love science fiction, this is a movie for you, too. Not to mention, there is a small bit of romance for the soft-hearted. There is a little something for everyone in this film.

Gentlemen, this movie would not be a bad date night either. The slight romance will have your lady making googly eyes at you, and the rest of the action-packed scenes will have her cuddling up to you, so she can hide from the scary parts (This is the perfect opportunity to be the protective-macho-man and put your arm around her, like you have been wanting to do since the beginning of the movie).

Attention book readers: Yes, the director, Wes Ball, actually did follow the book in the production of this film! Shocker! And, if things aren’t exactly like the book, then, Seth Rogen, “Walking Dead” producer, said something along the lines of ‘if you want something exactly like the books, read the books!’

So, make sure you get to the theaters now to see “The Maze Runner.” In the event that you really like it, as I did, I have good news! The sequel, “The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials,” is scheduled to be released on September 18, 2015.

It is going to be a long year, but hopefully, it will be well worth the wait!

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