Movie Review: The Maze Runner

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I had the great and awesome privilege of getting a free ticket to a pre-screening of The Maze Runner last Monday. Of course I planned my entire day around it and was two hours early to the showing. I was too excited. I read the book and I couldn’t wait to see how the movie held up to the book.

I have often been disappointed in movie based on a book.  I am a huge book nerd and I pick apart every movie compared to the book.  I can’t help it, it’s just the way I am programmed.

Synopsis:

A boy wakes up in a cage and is suddenly thrown into a place surrounded by large walls and inhabited by a group of boys.  Doors open during the day that lead into a maze, but no one is allowed there.  No one remembers who or where they were, all that is left of their memory is their name. Once Thomas comes to the Glade, things start to change and some of the boys blame Thomas.  All Thomas wants is to find the way out.

Personal Opinion:

Even knowing what was going to happen, I was on the edge of my seat at times.  I squealed when it looked like something bad was going to happen and I sighed in relief when things were…okay. There were moments I even forgot to breathe!

I thought the movie was well worth my 2 hour wait.  As far has how it stood up to the book, it stayed pretty close.  There were a few things that were changed around, but considering the parts it was kind of necessary.

Over all I loved the movie.  I would pay to go see it when it comes out Friday.  Even if you haven’t read the book it’s a great movie to see. Not to mention the adorable Dylan O’Brien is in it!  He is just as adorable in this movie as he is in Teen Wolf.

So, go see the movie Friday! You won’t regret it!

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