Dylan O’Brien – Thomas
Aml Ameen – Alby
Ki Hong Lee – Minho
Blake Cooper – Chuck
“Thomas wakes up in an elevator, remembering nothing but his own name. He emerges into a world of about 60 teen boys who have learned to survive in a completely enclosed environment, subsisting on their own agriculture and supplies. A new boy arrives every 30 days. The original group has been in “The Glade” for three years, trying to find a way to escape through the Maze that surrounds their living space. They have begun to give up hope. Then a comatose girl arrives with a strange note, and their world begins to change. There are some great, fast-paced action scenes, particularly those involving the nightmarish Grievers who plague the boys.”
-by KelseyJ on IMDB
So I haven’t read the book yet but I recently saw this movie on the plane and absolutely loved it. It was definitely dystopian and I don’t usually like those types of movies, and books, but this one was actually really well done and interesting as you didn’t really know that it was dystopian, or the outside world was.
The setting of the movie was extremely simple, having no serious graphic effects besides the Grievers really and it was a nice change from the regular really large, bigger than life movie. I’m going to have to find the book so I can compare the two but people who have read the book who I know have said the movie did the book justice, but I’d like to find out for myself, though I’d love input from others.
The characters did develop well even though I felt that everything which happened did happen extremely rapidly. I felt like from the time that Thomas arrived only a few days had passed, and maybe that was what it was supposed to be, but to me it moved a little quickly. I wanted for time to drag out a little more because it was just one thing after another, being thrown all around. I know that The Maze did force them to move faster, but to get up to that point was extremely rapid.
A lot of the movie was based around, or started filming, somewhere around the maze wall entrance.
Overall I just really loved the movie and would definitely see it again and I’m going to have to find the book and read it and will hopefully get a review of that soon. So what did anyone else think of this movie and the book-to-movie aspect as well?
Enjoy and happy watching!