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The Maze Runner 2014

  • Wes Ball
  • September 19, 2014
  • 113 mins
  • English
  • Action, Mystery, Science Fiction, Thriller
Run - Remember - Survive
Set in a post-apocalyptic world, young 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.


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I watched this knowing nothing about the story, and it felt like the script was put out by the NerdGarbageBot (https://twitter.com/nerdgarbagebot).


Imagine if the Hunger games were set in the third trial of the Triwizard Tournament, but set in a dystopian future

I think that about covers it.

Was mildly entertained, though.

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Another year, another teen struggling to survive in a dystopian future. The need to setup future sequels means that the story is incomplete, making it difficult to tell whether any of this is worth it. There are also some incredible plot inconsistencies with the setup and unlike other films of this ilk, there is no attempt to tell a self-contained story or develop a theme for the film itself - this is simply Part 1 with more to come. That said, the central premise is intriguing, largely because the hows and whys remain shrouded in mystery for much of the film. The cast are likeable enough and there are some interesting plot developments that are revealed that keep the film engaging, Completely unoriginal, but equally better than most other films in this genre post-Hunger Games.

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A tense, entertaining film with enough thrills and drama to cover up its narrative inadequacies.

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