Monday, September 29, 2014

MAZE RUNNER Movie Review

There's nothing like a Great Adventure!

Synopsis from Fandango:

Based on the bestselling novel by James Dashner, this adventure thriller for young adults follows a young boy named Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) who finds himself trapped within a giant, deadly maze with a group of other kids. While he has no memories of his life prior to being in the maze, he is plagued by nightmares about a shadowy organization known only as W.C.K.D., and hopes that these fragments of dreams will help him discover the secrets of his past and a way to escape. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi

My Family Review:

I have to admit, I didn't read the book yet. Why? Well, writing, working, you know. But now it's on my to-be-read list. Personally, I like to see the movie first so I won't have high expectations and book comparison issues that take away from my overall enjoyment of the film for what it is - entertainment.

However, my husband and daughter read it (after they saw the movie previews about it, they wanted to read the book first.)

From those of us who didn't read the book. Loved! Loved! Loved the never ending action. The push and pull of the story. The mystery and slow revealing of the why they were there. What I didn't like was, well there there didn't seem to be a true conclusion. However, it was good enough. So from the pov of myself and three of my kids, We gave it a 4.5 greevers.

Now my husband and older daughter who have read all the books in the series (boy did I try keeping their opinionated mouths shut) they claimed there was a lot left out. Even though, that was the case they still said they enjoyed it.They gave it 3.75 greevers.


SA Larsenッ said...

Interesting assessment. I haven't read the book either, so don't feel bad. I really want to see it on film. I'm sure I'll read it eventually.

E. Arroyo said...

It's funny. I read another review that said the opposite. That it was less enjoyable if you didn't read the book. lol. I guess you never know. I read the book and look forward to watching the movie. =)

Thomas Watson said...

Nice write up. The film reminded me a lot of Lord of the Flies but with a modern twist of The Matrix thrown in and I have to admit to confusion and disappointment when we were given some of the answers to the mystery of thue maze.