MAZE RUNNER (Theatrical Release USA 2014)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.7|5.0 Stars ìììì

Maze Runner—one of the better 2014 action films—is good enough to create desire for a sequel. 


The initial scene opens with Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) waking in a state of amnesia on the floor of an elevator. The elevator’s doors open to a glade surrounded by a maze. There are other boys there who inform him that there is a way out of the maze. Thomas finds that the maze gates close every night and the maze changes every night which complicates ability to find a final exit. In addition, the maze is inhabited by cyborg Grievers who randomly attack maze runners.

Additional Thanks

Best work for Director Wes Ball. Thank you to Executive Producers Eddie Gamarra, Joe Hartwick, Jr., and Lindsay Williams for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Chuck (Blake Cooper), Newt (Thomas Brodie-Sangster), Frypan (Dexter Darden), Teresa (Kaya Scoldelario), Ben (Chris Sheffield), Zart (Joe Adler), Winston (Alexander Flores), Gally (Will Poulter), Alby (Aml Ameen), and Minho (Ki Hong Lee).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. It's an action-packed film that relies on a creative story idea.

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