The Maze Runner (2014)

A new kid gets served up to another group of kids trapped basically in a giant field surrounded by a moving maze. When I first saw the trailer for this with the cool looking maze, great looking creatures chasing these kids and a pretty cool idea, I wanted to see this pretty bad. Unfortunately there is very little about the actual movie that intrigued me at all. I don’t want to give too much away but I have zero plans to see any future installments in this series (I do reserve the right to change my mind). I will say the effects are decent and the acting especially from Will Poulter is pretty solid. 

It’s pretty rare that I walk into something with so much anticipation and wind up bummed out that I even got it from RED BOX, but here you have it. Kaya Scodelario was another bright spot. Her fans will be happy to hear that she is in the next PIRATES OF THE CARRIBEAN movie. If it is anything like ON STRANGER TIDES it should be freakin epic. I thought ON STRANGER TIDES was the best installment in the series. Anyway…wait…oh yeah, I was doing a review I guess. So yeah, good acting, terrible story.

There is just not much going on here that I found matched up to what I expected. If you have to see this thing, wait for the NETFLIX stream or just head over to RED BOX. I wouldn’t bother buying it unless you read the book and just really love it for some reason that I didn’t.  I give this movie a 3 out of 7.


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