The Maze Runner is a science fiction action movie based on James Dashner novel and directed by Wes Ball. The film stars Dylan O’brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Ki Hong Lee & Will Poulter.
Premise: Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they’re all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow “runners” for a shot at escape. (Source: IMDB)
Review: It’s when I have to wait weeks to see a movie that I’m asking myself why did I move to France. Anyway I saw the movie today and liked it. The Maze Runner was exciting, spooky and funny at time. The movie has the spirit of the book despite the changes made to the story.
The changes only made the story easier to grasp, realistic and a bit more interesting. Reading the novel, I did not imagine such a vast world, everything came in pieces, very slowly, and it felt like I was slogging my way through the end of the book (my book review here). The film was rooted in reality, any unlikely aspects of the book were replaced with an easier to believe version of it. The film still has that futuristic dystopian flair but now it really fells like all of it could happen.
What do you think of the changes made to the story?