Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Maze Runner

About a week or two ago I posted about how I wanted to see The Maze Runner!  Well this past weekend my friends and I made our way to the local cinema and did just that.  To say the least it was awesome!

Sometimes when you go to a movie you expect too much and other times you don't expect much at all.  In the case of The Maze Runner I wasn't expecting much.  It wasn't that I thought the movie was going to be bad, rather, I couldn't remember what happened throughout most of the series.  The movie actually provided me with a good recap about what happened.

The movie was action packed and made me remember that the book is actually pretty violent.  The actors were great, especially Chuck who is my favorite character in the book.  The grievers were also spot on and terrifying.

It may sound weird but the part I loved the most was the lack of a romantic interest.  When the film starts you assume that Theresa is going to be the romantic interest but in the end she is just another character.  It's not that I don't love a little romance with my post apocalyptic society.  In fact most of my favorite books have romance but it was just refreshing to see something focus wholly on the story.  In reality, who would have time for a relationship when the world is folding over on itself?  If anything, The Maze Runner shows us that a story does not have to rely on romance to gather followers.

I totally recommend you see this movie while in theaters.  Seeing an action film like this is just so much more fun when it's on the big screen.  Also if you read the book but can't quite remember it, like me, then totally go an catch up.  It is really a great movie!

Also I'll just leave the trailer here if you need any more convincing.


ox Caitlin 

1 comment:

  1. I went two weeks back to go see it with my friends! And I wasn't expecting too much so I was pleased it also exceeded my expectations as well. I did find the beginning of the movie a tad bit too slow for my liking, but when it picked up, it picked up well. Overall, a good watch!