When even the most competently made of childish action entertainment, like the new YA adaptation, The Maze Runner, leaves audiences groaning at the admission that the preceding minutes have been little more than a vehicle for three or five more films, can we bemoan the state of things?
Content Rating Descriptions Synopsis When Thomas wakes up trapped in a massive maze with a group of other boys, he has no memory of the outside world other than strange dreams about a mysterious organization known as W.
Only by piecing together fragments of his past with clues he discovers in the maze can Thomas hope to uncover his true purpose and a way to escape. The film is based on the best-selling novel by James Dashner.
And yes, the special effects are pretty good too. The movie is based on the novel by James Dashner. Thomas decides quickly that he would rather face the mazes and attempt to find a way to escape than remain in a hopeless situation, held as a prisoner in this world that severely limits his freedom.
He must confront Gally Will Poulterthe leader of the young men. Gally is a by-the-book survivalist who has no interest in trying to escape. He just wants to live. Thomas eventually becomes a runner and actually returns from the maze by defeating one of the enemies, a gigantic spider-like creature that is part mechanical and called a Griever.
Thomas brings a previous runner back with him, and for the first time several of the boys have hope that an escape might be possible. Things become more complicated when a girl named Teresa Kaya Scodelario becomes the first female to arrive in their world.
Thomas continues to probe and learns a few surprising tidbits regarding this world they are in and who is behind keeping them locked in. Regrettably, the movie contains strong language and a few violent scenes that feature blood.
Therefore we are unable to award this film our Dove Family-Approved Seal. Although the film has an intriguing plot, it is a dark movie.
The cliffhanger ending sets up a second film. Boys fight; boys wrestle; creatures kill young men; blood seen on slain creatures and on young men; wounds on young men including face; bloody shirt and blood on wall; creature bites cause wounds along with vein-like appearance on body; young man hit with pole; young man stabs himself with a device to bring back his memory; spear thrown at young man and it is seen in his body; young man is shot with blood seen on shirt; woman puts gun to her head and we hear a shot but it is not seen.
Drinking; young man is given a shot to try to save him. Death and grief; tension and arguments between characters.The third installment in The Maze Runner series opens with a great action sequence and keeps zipping along for its 2 1/2 hour running time. Does it make sense? Not really.
But it's still pretty fun viewing. My review. The Maze Runner movie was something else, it was a fun movie and I liked it but it added to much and took out to much.
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The Maze Runner runs minutes and is Rated PG for thematic elements and intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, including some disturbing images. Let us know what you thought of the film in the comment section below.
Jan 17, · Maze Runner: The Death Cure is a solid big-budget action thriller that just happens to be the third-and-final part of a YA fantasy franchise. The comic book superhero movie has evolved by. James Dashner’s The Maze Runner is the first novel in the New York Times bestselling trilogy about a colony of boys trapped in a glade at the center of a maze that’s impossible to escape.
None of them can remember their lives up until arriving there and how or why they got to the glade.