Release Date: September 19th, 2014
There have been plenty of films released this year that were based off of YA novels. And many of them received a lot of hype.
Well, The Maze Runner just blew all the rest of them out of the water.
The film opens right in the heart of the conflict (or what will become the conflict, at least) in which Thomas (portrayed by Dylan O'Brien (if you heard a sound at the mention of his name, that was millions of girls all swooning at once) waking up, confused and with no memory, in a rising cage and being thrust into the Glade. From there on, the fast-pacing will keep viewers at the edge of their seats.
The visuals are incredible. Man, what a setting. The maze itself is a star, and the Grievers are sure to creep you the hell out. The audio paired brilliantly. I'm pretty sure I'll be dreaming of those maze sounds for the next couple of weeks.
I can't go on about this film forever, as such an action packed film shouldn't have a review that runs on for hours. But, to be honest, I don't have much to complain about. It had everything I could have asked for. All the characters were brilliant, and it's quite the entertainment ride.
I can tell you this: I laughed, I cried, and, frankly, I think it deserves MORE hype.
So, go see The Maze Runner in theaters on Friday, or you'll be a shank.