The Maze Runner – A perfect successor for The Hunger Games

The Maze Runner – A perfect successor for The Hunger Games

The inspiration for and the aspirations of the Baton Rouge-shot “The Maze Runner” are so simple and so transparent that both can be summed up in but three words: The Hunger Games. Like that dystopian pop-culture sensation, director Wes Ball’s “Maze Runner” is based on a young-adult book series about teens who are plopped down in violent, life-or-death trials engineered by adults boasting white duds and dark intentions. Likewise, both are none too shy about…

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We may have found our next Tom Cruise thanks to The Maze Runner

We may have found our next Tom Cruise thanks to The Maze Runner

The Maze Runner full movie opens with a young boy locked in a box. He is going up in an elevator-like contraption, his body convulsing from some unknown pain, when suddenly the ride stops, and he meets his new world: a forest full of teenage boys. The new boy doesn’t remember who he is, where he came from, or anything else before getting out of the cage. So what does he do? He runs. Full disclosure:…

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The Maze Runner The maze looks so cool!

The Maze Runner The maze looks so cool!

There is a reason why young adult franchises like The Hunger Games will catch on to the mainstream as worldwide phenomena, while others like Divergent , and now The Maze Runner will just fade away into obscurity. One of them is actually good, while the rest often feel like rejected ideas superglued together in an effort to create something new. You can take other people’s ideas and you can even try to make them your own, but there needs to be…

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Who wouldn’t find oneself genuinely anticipating the next The Maze Runner?

Who wouldn’t find oneself genuinely anticipating the next The Maze Runner?

Not knowing a thing about The Maze Runner — not having read the novel or heard much about it — isn’t totally a bad way to see The Maze Runner full movie. You experience the crazy story in real time, wondering where it’s going every step of the way, the mind uncluttered by issues of adaptation or fidelity or “world-building” or whatever. That’s perhaps not an option for The Maze Runner movie’s aimed audience, of course, who have…

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The Maze Runner Full Movie Is A Story About Teenage Nightmare

The Maze Runner Full Movie Is A Story About Teenage Nightmare

The Maze Runner Full Movie Directed by Wes Ball; Starring: Dylan O’Brien, Will Poulter, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Mal Ameen, Ki Hong Lee. 12A cert, 113 mins. Hollywood’s sudden fixation on the young-adult market is all the more fascinating when you consider for the last decade or two, their most highly prized audience has been children in their 20s and 30s. After years of under-thinking science-fiction and fantasy, suddenly over-thinking, or at least thinking, is…

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The Maze Runner The Scorch Trials is not a great movie

The Maze Runner The Scorch Trials is not a great movie

  The Maze Runner The Scorch Trials is not a great movie, but it had every potential to use its arsenal and failed in one major aspect. The Maze Runner The Scorch Trials full movie is not a great film, but it had every potential to utilize its arsenal and failed in one key aspect. While the first film of The Maze Runner series was a fantastically singular introduction into this world, the sequel takes the group of ragtag…

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They’re different and special with The Maze Runner full movie

They’re different and special with The Maze Runner full movie

As world-creation YA movies carry on, The Maze Runner full movie feels refreshingly low-tech and properly story-driven, based on James Dashner’s popular 2009 fantasy novel. Much of the action unfolds in a large field, and the spidery thingies that crawl out of the woodwork to afflict a band of boys trying to escape a mysterious confinement have an old-fashioned, bio-mechanical charm. Even though the pacing drags a bit in the first hour and there’s lacking…

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The Maze Runner full movie – A huge sci-fi surprise that will capture everyone’s attention

The Maze Runner full movie – A huge sci-fi surprise that will capture everyone’s attention

One of the greatest film surprises for me last year was The Maze Runner, a film based on a young adult sci-fi book that I’d never read starring a group of kids I recognized but couldn’t name. I figured, because I was fair-to-middling on the Hunger Games movies and utterly despised the first Divergent movie, that The Maze Runner full movie would fall somewhere in between. I ended up actually liking it a lot, which made me super excited for the…

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The Maze Runner The Scorch Trials Full Movie: “So what’s your plan?”

The Maze Runner The Scorch Trials Full Movie: “So what’s your plan?”

Late in The Maze Runner sequel The Scorch Trials full movie, generic YA lead character Thomas (Teen Wolf’s Dylan O’Brien) decides to walk into a huge confrontation he could have avoided. “Why didn’t you run?” another character asks. “I’m tired of running,” Thomas growls. It’s meant as a declaration of purpose, a significant shift in his thinking, much like the meaningful look into the camera in the final shot of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Instead, it…

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THE MAZE RUNNER full movie: A captivating sci-fi thriller

THE MAZE RUNNER full movie: A captivating sci-fi thriller

THE MAZE RUNNER full movie: A captivating sci-fi thriller about a group of boys who are placed in a huge maze with no memory of who they were. The Maze Runner is intriguing and entertaining, completed with some positive moral elements. However, there’s quite a lot of relatively explicit language and intense action violence, so strong caution is highly advised. THE MAZE RUNNER full movie Review: The Maze Runner is a thrilling sci-fi film loosely…

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The Scorch Trials full movie has successfully fixed the problems with the first one

The Scorch Trials full movie has successfully fixed the problems with the first one

If there’s one thing to be happy about regarding The Maze Runner’s sequel, The Scorch Trials full movie, it’s that the filmmaking powers-that-be pretty much literally lightened things up. One of our problems with the first film was it was sometimes hard to see what was going on. Our recommendation? That for the sequel the cast carry some torches. They do, and on several occasions. Sadly, though, this results in some equally tough-to-follow scenes where the torches…

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The Scorch Trials full movie just poses new questions

The Scorch Trials full movie just poses new questions

Here was one aspect of The Maze Runner full movie that was ever so slightly original: the vast and mysterious Maze that its cast of Lord of the Flies refugees was held in. It was a little bit of something fresh in a movie environment that lives off regurgitating everything that’s come before… although even here, you had to squint a little so as not to see the shades of Lost and The Hunger Games and half a dozen other better iterations of…

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