Monday, October 20, 2014

Bi-Monthly Movie Review: The Maze Runner

It's that time again! This month: Maze Runner.

This is a difficult one to review because the ending really messes up the rest of the movie. Now once I did finish watching it, I did a little research to find out that it is part 3 of a series of books. Knowing that changes how I would have viewed the movie.

So part three opens up with an interesting premise: Some guy who has no memory of anything but his name is joined by a groups of boys (some older than others) who are in the same predicament. They are all trapped together in a open gated community of sorts surrounded by a giant maze. They have been there for a looooong time.

The maze changes every day and there are some creatures that prowl the outer portions during the night, so it makes it impossible to escape.

So far so good. Characters are interesting, acting is believable, plot alittle thin, but still watchable.

Of course there is more to this guy as the story unfolds and a female (the only one in the story) arrives to further complicate matters. Seems they "know" each other, and are part of a greater mystery all the while things are set in motion for them to make an escape.

Then we get to the end. Keeping in mind this is part three, not only does it end on a cliffhanger, they also pull the "everything you knew up till this point is wrong" move. This move would work if you had read (or in this case watched) the other two movies, but instead it falls under the "WTF" category as the credits roll.

"So, should I watch it?" you ask once again.

I say no. This is one of those things that you have to watch as part of a whole, but the whole doesn't exist (unless you read the books).

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