Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) arrives, without his memory, in an enclosed wilderness surrounded by a wall that opens up in the morning into a maze and closes at night.
Greeting Thomas are a number of boys some of whom have been here for 3 years. They have learned to adapt to their situation, knowing that supplies will arrive every 30 days with a new person, by forming a society with three rules. The most important of which is that only the designated runners can enter the maze….for if they fail to come back before the doors close, they will not survive the monsters within.
But, with the arrival of the more curious Thomas, things begin to change. Thomas wants to know more…..he needs to find out how to escape….and running the maze is the only way to find answers. Problem is…he is not a runner.
With the arrival of Teresa (Kaya Scodelario) the only female, holding a note in her hand stating that she is the last, the captive society must adapt to the new situation to survive.
Not only will the supplies stop, but, the “Grievers” a half biological half machine spider-like monster that preyed on the runners at night are now roaming the maze during the day and coming into the wilderness space at night.
The captives cozy world has changed into something much more dangerous. Adapt or die.
“The Maze Runner” is a very interesting look into the need for societal rules, but, also the need to think outside the box and question authority, when those rules prove to be insufficient. Curiosity can be the key to survival while accepting the status quo can be dangerous.
Not for younger kids as there is a good bit of violence and death. There are a few s-words. This movie is based on book #1 of the “The Maze Runner” book trilogy by James Dashner.
Go to IMDb for more information. We watched this on HBO.
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