The Truth about The Maze Runner

| October 16, 2014 | 1 Comment

The first book of The Maze Runner series by James Dashner has been released as a movie on September 19th, 2014. The series is full of action and tragedy. It has been popular and on the rise since it was published. Everyone is reading the book, but what about the movie?

The movie is about a teenage boy named Thomas who arrives in The Glade, a place where one teenage boy gets sent to every month. They arrive with their memories completely wiped except for their names. The Glade is surrounded by a maze, and no one has survived one night inside of it. When Thomas arrived, everything started to go wrong. The maze walls, which closed every night, stayed open soon after he arrived. The monthly supplies suddenly stopped arriving, and the first girl to ever be sent to the glade arrives. She seemed to recognize Thomas, and they are attracted with a special bond. The Gladers are panicking, and most of them are blaming Thomas. What is really causing these sudden changes?

Firstly, the movie was nearly exact with the cast members, making sure the characters were similar with them in the book. In many movies based on books, some characters have the opposite colored hair as in the book, or are shorter or taller than in the book. In The Maze Runner, on the other hand, the characters even had the right accents, and their personalities from the book was very obvious in the movie.

Although the casting was accurate, there were many changes. I think there were more changes than some other movies based on books. The “Grievers,” which are known as monsters that live in the maze, were very different than how I imagined them in the book. Also, there is a scene when there is a massive Griever attack. In the book, the Grievers took one boy a night. In the movie, the Grievers took at least ten boys all in one night. I was in shock after the scene, but overall, the movie was better than what I expected.

I am looking forward to the next movie, The Scorch Trials. It will be released on September 18th, 2015. I am also looking forward to reading James Dashner’s new series, The Mortality Doctrine. I recommend action lovers to read and watch The Maze Runner. You won’t regret it!







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  1. Graham G. says:

    This is a very well written article with no visible errors. I enjoyed reading it very much. After reading so many error-ridden articles on this site, your article is a blessing.

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