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 based on James Dashner’s book of the same name.
The story centers on Thomas, a young boy who wakes up in an ascending elevator with no memory of who he is or where he came from. Confused and frightened, the elevator reaches the top, and he’s welcomed by a group of other youngsters who greet him with the name Greenie. He’s pulled from the elevator into a glade that’s occupied with stick houses and huts, a wooded area and a enormous wall that surrounds the glade. The young boys get a kick from Thomas’s confusion, and he’s introduced to Alby, the leader of the group and Newt, second in command.
Alby welcomes Thomas to the Glade and says that the memory loss is completely normal, since none of the guys remembers anything about their past apart from than their names. They live, grow food and work. Once a month, the box elevator located in the middle of the Glade comes up with supplies and one new boy, who’s nicknamed Greenie until he remembers his actual name.
Thomas is paired with Chuck, a younger chubbier boy who’s assigned with introducing him to the Glade. Most confusing to Thomas is the impossibly high walls surrounding the Glade. He curiously walks over to a gap in the wall, but is violently met by Gally, who tells him that no one leaves the Glade. Outside the Glade is the maze. Thomas is told that there are three rules. Do your work, never hurt another Glader, and never go into the labyrinth. Every day, runners leave early to inspect the maze, looking for a way out. By night, the maze seals and bio-mechanical creatures they call Grievers take over the maze. No one has ever made it through a night out in the maze.
For some reason, Thomas is different. Within three days after he comes to the Glade, one of the runners goes insane and tries to murder him, and the box sends up the first girl with a mysterious note. Thomas is determined to find a way out, but this makes him enemies in the Glade. The mysteries grow more confusing, and the stakes for survival become more and more risky.
THE MAZE RUNNER is a great adaptation of the intriguing book and is gripping and compelling from beginning to end. With great precision, the tale glides through a multitude of vital plot details and twists, only rushing too fast in a few sequences. The acting is good, even though no one performance stands out as remarkable. What keeps the film entertaining are the continuous plot developments and the very impressive, intense visual effects.
While so much of the film is shrouded in mystery, even with the major reveal at the end, some impressive moral values are represented. Most of the boys exhibit kindness, for instance. Also, rule and order only take place as they work together. Many of the boys give up their lives to save others and show their courage and selflessness amid chaos.
The boys have been given a new start because of their memory loss and that comes with some forgiveness of past wrong doings.