Movie Review – Maze Runner
The previews of The Maze Runner looked interesting. This movie, is based on James Dashner’s young-adult, post-apocalyptic dystopian science fiction trilogy. However, the disjointed plot, lack of acting by many in the cast, and ending made me wish I’d skipped it.
Parts of the movie were interesting, but once the characters ‘solved’ the maze, it didn’t make sense or follow logic. I would have liked more history/explanation than a short film. And why was Teresa sent there (the only girl) with a note? How long had the ‘controllers’ been dead?
My rating 3 out of 5 stars
This movie, sadly, did not make me interest at all in reading the books. Many times, when I hear of a book being made into a movie that I haven’t read, I will wait for the movie – then if it’s good – I know the book will be great.
Maybe if I’d read the book first…. Have you read it? Did you like the movie?
Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends, and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.
Divorced and disillusioned of love and believing all the love songs and books exaggerated, she put aside her creativity for life. Many years past before characters, from the familiar to the freshly conceived, came to her again, but this time teasing at a new passion, the written word.
Gradually, her real life hero brought love and magic back into existence. During the time when her characters were getting reacquainted, the love of her life was showing her that true love never gives up and rekindles no matter how many times others attempt to extinguish it. Today, she is happily married with three children.
Andrea believes in the power of change and delighting in each moment. But most fervently, she believes in the magic of love and imagination again.