Synopsis – Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they’re all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow “runners” for a shot at escape.
My Take – Judging by the trailers this may seem like another distopian future film like The Hunger Games & Divergent series targeting its “young adult” audience. Luckily, The Maze Runner is much more than that, it’s more of a high concept film that designs a world as a mind-bending game.
Things are stronger at the first act when the lead is just picking up information even though the people around him are basically just over-explaining stuff rather than developing their characters. But it’s great when it keeps the plot moving from one place to another. The worst of it however is when it finally unfolds all of the hidden secrets, compromising much of the potential of this ride. The lead actor Dylan O’Brien does well in his role but it was really outstanding in any remarkable way. While Will Poulter,(We Are The Millers) & Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Game Of Thrones) are the only known faces among the cast, its good to see them climbing up the ladder.
Overall, The Maze Runner is a cool, confident and thrilling blend of action, suspense and characters it’s hard to believe a new director & a new cast could pull off such twisting kind of film, the film is good enough to leave viewers excited by the prospect of the inevitable sequel. Phase Two!