FRIDAY NIGHT MOVIE REVIEW: The first movie that I will review for 2015 is “The Maze Runner” which stars Dylan O’Brien (The Internship, Teen Wolf [TV series]), Aml Ameen (The Butler, Kidulthood), Ki Hong Lee (The Nine Lives of Chloe King), Blake Cooper (Parental Guidance, Prosper), Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Nanny McPhee, Phineas and Ferb), Will Poulter (We’re the Millers, Wild Bill), and Kayla Scodelario (Moon, Clash of the Titans). Based on a book of the same name, “The Maze Runner” is about a young man named Thomas (O’Brien) who awakes to find himself in the middle of a maze. He meets a bunch of other people around his age where he finds out that they have been there for about three years. The only escape is through the maze, which only maze runners can go into. Thomas soon becomes a maze runner and with the help of another maze runner named Minho (Lee), they start to uncover the secrets of how they got in the maze in the first place.
This movie was quite interesting. From the beginning to the ending of this movie I didn’t seem to lose interest, which is a good thing. The story though was okay. It wasn’t the best, but it held up. I liked the mystery in it with the secrets of the maze as well as the creatures in it. The special effects and action scenes were really good as usual. I also thought the acting was good as a whole and everyone held up their part. Well, except for Kayla Scodelario, who at most times looked emotionless. Kind of like a Kristen Stewart type. Anyway the concept of this movie was good, although in some ways it wasn’t executed the best. There were parts in this film that seemed stupid like when Gally (Poulter) keeps on saying that he doesn’t want to mark off another name on the wall (meaning that they’re dead), but will try to throw someone in the maze right after that. Also, the longest span anyone has lived in the maze had been three years with one person coming in once a month. But when they were attacked, it looked like there were more than 36 people there. Even for these things that happened in the movie, it is still entertaining and I had a fun time watching it. FINAL SCORE: 76%= Juicy Popcorn
Here is the trailer: