Weekly Redbox Rental: The Maze Runner

This past week we rented The Maze Runner. Now I'm not one to read the books prior to seeing the movie, I mean that's why they make movies right? So I went into the movie without know anything about it. For those of you like me here is a brief description.

Thomas wakes up in an elevator, remembering nothing but his own name. He emerges into a world of about 60 teen boys who have learned to survive in a completely enclosed environment, subsisting on their own agriculture and supplies. A new boy arrives every 30 days. The original group has been in "The Glade" for three years, trying to find a way to escape through the Maze that surrounds their living space. They have begun to give up hope. Then a comatose girl arrives with a strange note, and their world begins to change. There are some great, fast-paced action scenes, particularly those involving the nightmarish Grievers who plague the boys. Source: IMDB

The Maze Runner drew me in pretty fast. Once Thomas made it with the other guys I was lost in the confusion with him. I wanted to know where he was, who he was, who are these other guys he's now surrounded by. Catching up on the rules of the camp you're introduced to different groups, leaders, farmers, cooks and runners. 

Obviously the most intriguing group to Thomas are the runners. Runners goal is to go out at the break of dawn to map the maze that surrounds there camp. These runners have one simple rule and thats get back before dark. What happens to the runners if they don't make it back before the maze doors close? Let's just say they don't last til morning.  

Without giving you any spoilers I'll stop there. This was a very interesting movie and another take at what seemed to be a utopia setting in a post apocolyptic world. Other than a predictable sequence at the end involving some of the cast this movie was a pleasant surprise. I would absolutely recommend this movie to any Scifi/Fantasy or Action fan. I'd give this 3 turtle shells out of 5 it's definitely worth the rental and I'm looking forward to the future Maze Runner movies.


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Posted by: Joe @thee.social.nerd