The Maze Runner

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Year of Release: 2014

Genre: Science Fiction

Related to/Remake of: Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (sequel)

Directed By: Wes Ball

Music By: John Paesano

Starring: Dylan O’Brien (as Thomas), Thomas Brodie-Sangster (as Newt), Kaya Scodelario (as Teresa), Will Poulter (as Gally), Ki Hong Lee (as Minho), Aml Ameen (as Alby), Blake Cooper (as Chuck), Dexter Darden (as Frypan), and Patricia Clarkson (as Ava Paige)

Basic Plot: A teenage boy awakens to find himself stranded with a group of fellow teens in a field surrounded by a giant wall.  Every day, a section of the wall opens, revealing a maze full of obstacles and traps.  While trying to figure out who he is and why he’s there, the boy also decides to learn what secrets the maze might hold.

Rating (Out of 4): 3

Pros: An interesting concept, with a Jason Bourne-missing memory twist.

Cons: This movie falls in to the mold of several other dystopian future movies featuring teens, including the Hunger Games series and the Divergent series.