I thought the premise of this movie was really interesting, and a number of interesting questions were brought up. However, it is based on a book and it became very difficult to follow as their target audience was definitely people who had previously read the book and had knowledge about what was going on.
I read the complete series written by James Dashner and this movie really stays true to the first book. It's not perfect word for word, but it effectively sums up the book without missing any important plot points.
My husband watched it with me and he found it interesting and entertaining as well. Which is good when a movie is based off a book. Sometimes the directors forget that not everyone will read the series, and they just throw the audience into the story and they end up confused as to what's going on.
I'm really looking forward to the next movie, I hope it comes out soon. I definitely recommend this movie for anyone who enjoys apocalypse type movies. There's also a fair amount of action and very good effects.
Thomas (Dylan O'Brien), a teenager, arrives in a glade at the center of a giant labyrinth. Like the other youths dumped there before him, he has no memory of his previous life. Thomas quickly becomes part of the group and soon after demonstrates a unique perspective that scores him a promotion to Runner status -- those who patrol the always-changing maze to find an escape route. Together with Teresa (Kaya Scodelario), the only female, Thomas tries to convince his cohorts that he knows a way out.
A suspenseful movie full of unexpected twists and turns. Kept you wondering what was going to happen to next. Made you wonder what you would do if you were in their shoes.
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