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Saturday, 13 September 2014

MOVIE REVIEW: THE MAZE RUNNER


GF mention in her news feed that there are lots of people raving about the movie on their FB before we actually watch it and based on IMDB checks it shows a high rating of 8.3/10 and I would say it is as good as the rating is (well for me at least).

Story tells a tale of Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) waking up in a lift with memories completely wiped except his name. The lift transport him to a place they call the Glade. The glade consist of 50 boys who lives there in the past 2 years surrounded by a 150 wall of solid stone. The wall opens in the morning and closes at night to protect them from Grievers. Everything went bonkers when an unscheduled delivery sent in a girl, Teresa (Kaya Scodelario) with a note and she recognizes Thomas.

THE GOOD

The story keep me wanting to know more (since I have not read the book), there is lots of actions and also emotional moments in the movie. Most of the part seems to have a good connection and flow which keeps your focus always in the movie. The maze plays a super intriguing role in the movie and also Grievers too. Every single event and moments take you there through the feelz train. The connection between Thomas and the head of runner, Minho (Ki Hong Lee) really feels good on-screen. There are lots of time where you will be "RUN FASTER PLS THOMAS! RUN THOMAS RUN!". Lots of mindfuck moment in the movie that left my jaw hanging. 

THE BAD

The selection to be part of the crew in the Glade community feels too fast. There is also an unexplained part in the forest where bones of human was found but nothing was mention after that. I wish there was sometimes where the Glade was explained more or how the F the maze was build. The construction and moving is really good for something to be done with it.

CONCLUSION

This is worth the time for you to watch. Maze runner being the first show out of three, I think it is safe to say we can expect more from the other two movies. I sincerely hope that all the explaining will be done with the final movie as all of this seems to be an interesting concept, most likely better than Hunger Games. You should take time and watch this for I assure you as being a non-reader of the book, I have lots of fun sitting in for the movie. 

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