‘The Maze Runner’ review

Jade Infantolino, Staff Writer

The Maze Runner Trilogy follows a group of boys put into a maze that is always changing paths. Without memory of their life before the maze, they are forced to fight for their lives as they face the creatures hidden behind the maze walls along with their only way out. 

What drew me into this movie was my love for suspenseful movies. I tend to not love action movies but after watching The Maze Runner, it has to be in my top three movies. From the acting of Dylan O’Brian (Thomas) and Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Newt), to the relationships between the close characters, I would give this movie a 4 out of 5 star rating. I would consider myself a hopeless romantic but couldn’t follow through with that title once I saw what happened with the love interests. Without spoiling anything, I didn’t like where their paths went and how everything ended between them. 

The movie also features characters like Teresa (Kaya Scodleario), the uneasy new girl in the maze who may know more than everyone thinks, along with Gally (Will Poulter), Minho (Ki Hong Lee) and Chuck (Blake Cooper), more of the boys forced to survive and fight together. The casting for this movie was incredible, with all the action from fighting zombies and robotic creatures you can really sense the fear in each scene. With all the action there are also the emotional parts to leave you teary eyed because of how well the actors portray their characters. 

The settings and surroundings for every scene also play a big role in the movie. The deserted fields, fallen buildings and abandoned cars everywhere in the city, give a look into what the boys were being kept from with their time in the Maze. For the Maze surroundings, you get a feel of how little they all have had for many years and for them what feels like forever. 

Maze Runner was released in 2014, and later Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials in 2015 and The Maze Runner: The Death Cure in 2018. I really like how it ended overall but the director Wes Ball and writer James Dashner left me really wanting more.