“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.”
Firstly I have to say, Minho, the asian Runner dude, is the real hero of this damn movie…but i digress. So the Maze Runner takes place in a time and place unknown to the viewer and the Gladers (they called themselves that not me) and every month they get a new guy and some supplies. Simple enough premise. So then of course as these things always go, the new guy has to effect some change and we follow them on this new adventure. The film itself is done pretty well, production is great, the acting is good (the kids can act man) and the characters that you’re meant to care for, do a good job of making that happen. Then we have the maze, which if you didn’t realise is a character in itself, and its a very good one. The scenes in the maze are by far the best in the movie, and they way the running is shot really gives you an appreciation of the terror and outright speed needed to escape. Its nice when a movie brings in a new character and he is not automatically better than everyone else. Minho could still cut his ass five ways form Sunday at running, and they gave you good reminders of that in simple ways like every time they were running from something he would keep shouting at Thomas to not look back (and he still did…way to come in second Thomas), which showed who the trained professional maze runner was here. The plot itself is going to be really hit or miss with a lot of viewers, in that the reveal at the end is either gonna be the coolest thing you’re seen or super “Meehhhhh”. Still a fun enjoyable movie, best experienced in the cinema. Oh before I forget, the little society they made was very Lord of the flies, except they got over it and started being a little more “for the good of the people”, “all we have is us” kind of vibe (you know at the start the leader dude had to buss some heads to keep that law and order).
Review Score : 7 out of 10