The Maze Runner full movie is the latest of young adult books to be adapted into a huge motion picture and this one revolves around a teenager that wakes up in a strange community whose home is encircled by a gigantic labyrinth.
Thomas is thrown into a community of young boys after his memory is erased, soon realizing they’re all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow “runners” for a chance at escape. After Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) arrives and starts to get curious about the maze, things take a turn for the worst and the runner’s must figure a way out of the maze as fast as possible.
I am generally not a fan of young adult movies because most of them don’t turn out so well, but I am a fan of Harry Potter, Hunger Games etc. Unfortunately The Maze Runner is nothing new and its one of the most uninteresting and boring films I’ve seen all year.
I didn’t enjoy The Maze Runner as it is a movie that relies on its huge twist at the end, as a viewer, you should be constantly guessing the twist, but sadly I guessed the major reveal at the very beginning, so what ensued was almost 2 hours of cliché characters, obvious plot twists and a completely conventional movie.
When Thomas is sent to the maze he certainly is the only one desperate to find answers and escape from the maze and because this is a young adult film….there is clearly something special about him.
The Maze Runner full movie starts out okay, and for about 15 minutes I was perfectly fine watching this film but then the actual plot starts to kick in and I knew every thing that was going to happen. This year alone we have had Divergent and The Giver, both movies take place in a future gone wrong where one fearless and curious teen decides to spark a revolution and sadly also start a film “franchise”.
The Maze Runner might be the most predictable and obvious young adult movie yet. Trust me when I say, everything you think will happen….happens. The movie does try to surprise you but because of many more similar films coming out all the time, everything is predictable. Perhaps I would have enjoyed “The Maze Runner” a little more if we didn’t have The Hunger Games, The Giver or Divergent.
In the maze finds creatures known as ‘Grievers” who come out at night to finish off any runners who might not have made it out in time. At first, the ‘Grievers’ sounded quite interesting but when we get a full on look at the creature, it was almost comical because of the obvious CGI and poor design. Had I been the one who directed this picture, I would have hid the ‘Grievers’, given small hints of their appearance but never actually show them to the audience, because what’s more horrifying than a monster you can’t see? But instead we get a spider with robotic legs and they looked kind of ridiculous.
I will give the movie the good praise it is due though, the lead actor does a very good job in his role as do most of the other cast members. Unfortunately the actual characters aren’t great but the actors in those roles do a fine job. Also the musical note by John Paesano really blew me away and its one I may listen to again. But other than that there is much to be desired with The Maze Runner full movie 2014.
In its concept, The Maze Runner could have been an interesting film, a mystery with a big reveal at the end and the stories over, I would have been fine with that. But of course, the major reveal at the end is just building up for a sequel which has unfortunately already been green-lit. A character even says perhaps the most obvious sequel hinting line I’ve ever heard which had me involuntarily laughing out loud.
Prior to watching The Maze Runner, I had heard that the ending was pretty obvious and generic but I honestly didn’t think it would be as bad as it was. If you’re a fan of movies like Divergent and The Giver than you’ll probably enjoy The Maze Runner but if you’re like me and are fed up of the generic formula that these YA pictures use, then I wouldn’t advise seeing The Maze Runner full movie. I am unfortunately going to give the film a C.