I made it out to the Maze Runner movie this weekend. We skipped the IMAX showing for it because I didn't really think this movie was IMAX worthy. I almost wasn't going to go and see this movie .. only because I didn't love The Maze Runner book. A friend of mine really wanted to see it so I went ahead and attended. It didn't disappoint.
I really enjoyed the movie and perhaps that is because I went in with low expectations. I had heard the movie was supposed to be released in February and got pushed back all the way till September. If you have no idea what this is about.. basically some teens find themselves in a maze with no memory except their names. They come up in a cage and then are left in the middle of a maze to fend for themselves. Once a month the cage will come up with a new member and some supplies. We follow a character Thomas as he enters the maze and what happens after that.
What I enjoyed most about this film was seeing the maze come to life. The CGI was really well done. The excitement was there.. I felt like I was in the maze. I thought the movie was well paced unlike the book. In the book we don't get any answers about what is going on till the end of the book and in the movie the answers are presented in a reasonable amount of time. The one thing this film will probably remind people of is the large number of dystopian movies that have come out lately. Hunger Games/Divergent.
I will say I haven't read past the Maze Runner. Though I was interested at the end of the book and this movie about what happens next. I still may pick up the next book before the second film comes out (if it gets made). I give this movie a B.
Maze Runner Book Review