The Maze Runner – is Lord of the Flies Runner

Posted: January 15, 2015 in Action & Adventure, Science Fiction
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4 of 5 Better-Than-The-Book Stars – The Maze Runner, starring… Well, nobody really.

This was an exciting movie. It actually made more sense than the book. Which I guess isn’t hard, because the book didn’t make any fucking sense at all. I mean, it was a compelling story, but I was left with way too many questions in the end. The same goes for the movie, of course. There’s so many questions… But at least they made it an interesting journey into the unknown.

This is the story of Thomas, who wakes up in a box that’s being lifted to the surface of a courtyard of sorts. It’s in the middle of this huge maze. And, he’s immediately greeted by the local Lord of the Flies boys. They poke at him, and call him names, because he’s such a “Greenie”. But, Thomas makes himself useful anyway, by darting into the maze, to save a young boy.

Now, this is against the rules. You don’t go darting into the goddamn maze at night, you stupid Greenie. There’s fucking monsters in there, man. What the fuck do you think you’re doing? Fine, go die a horrible death. See if I care. Fucking Greenie.

Against all odds, Thomas survives the night in the maze. He fights off the monsters, and pulls the other boy along with him to safety. When the maze opens again, in the morning, the rest of the Lord Flies are amazed. How the fuck did he make it out alive? Has this kid got superpowers or something? What the fuck?

Well, if you’ve read the books, you know that he does actually have super powers. Not like Superman, or anything. But, this kid knows things. He’s seen things, man. He’s been there and done that. So he’s got an edge over all the rest.

I really did like this movie. It’s fun, it’s exciting, and it’s full of mystery and suspense. None of the boys know why this is happening to them. Why they’re stuck in this strange maze. Hell, they don’t even remember their real names. At this point in the series, even Thomas doesn’t know how or why he’s there.

The filmmakers really brought this world to life. In a story that really had no answers, they made me not care about why things are happening. The story was so real on the screen, that it just didn’t matter. It was just a well made movie.

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