[This review may include spoilers...]
Last night me and the BFF went to see another book turned to movie...The Maze Runner. And of course, I have read this too! I usually have read them to be honest! I much prefer books to basically anything else in the world, so if a film is made from a book, 9 times out of 10 I have most probably read the book before the film.
Anyway, on with the actual review of the film...The film is about Thomas who is sent to a community of boys after his memory is erased. He soon learns that they're all trapped in a maze (hence the name haha) that will require him to join forces with fellow "runners" for a shot at escape.
What I love about this film (and with the book) is the whole mystery of how they have ended up in this place, with some of them being there for three years and not a single one of them have really tried to find a way out. There are the runners, who run around the maze and try to map it and see if there is an exit, but they don't make any progress. Then Thomas comes along and basically doesn't follow the rules and is far too curious about everything. But his curiosity is what helps them discover more about where they are and figure out how to get out.
But of course it's not that easy. There is also these horrid things called Greavers (not sure how you spell it lol) that roam about the maze. When I read the description of them in the book, they creeped me out. And then seeing them come to life on the big screen was not nice. They were very frightening and you can understand why none of these boys (until Thomas came along) really wanted to investigate where they are in too much depth.
The way the film brought the maze to life from the book, was genius. The film was very cleverly done and looked very good. The actors of the boys were also excellent. Thomas Sangster who played Newt was really good and I was so pleased he was because he was my favourite character in the book. He's the kind of guy who has been following the rules this whole time and has a respect for them, but now that Thomas has become curious and is finding stuff out, he is the sensible person who thinks things through before jumping ahead like Thomas does.
The end of the film made me cry. I won't say too much, but it was really emotional and Dylan O'Brien (who plays Thomas) was very good at creating that strong emotion and sadness that I'm pretty sure everyone in that cinema felt.
And of course this is part of a trilogy of books, so they did leave the ending very open ready for the second film, which I believe is going to happen. I'm not surprised it will either, because this was very good. If you like Hunger Games, then you will also enjoy this. It's gripping and full of mystery and even though you got some answers at the end, you still don't know everything. It is edge of your seat stuff and I would give it 8 out of 10 stars.
Talking of The Hunger Games, we also got to the see the trailer for part one of the last film and OMG! I am so excited for this and The Maze Runner has helped with the build up of the excitement!! Roll on November!! :)
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