The Maze Runner

The Maze Runner

Blu-ray Disc - 2014
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Thomas wakes up trapped in an ever-changing maze with a group fo boys who have no memory of the outside world --Insert.
Publisher: [Los Angeles, California] : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2014.
Characteristics: 1 Blu-ray disc (113 min.) : sd, col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Maze runner (Motion picture).

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akirakato
Jun 15, 2021

An action-packed, fast-moving nice entertainment with good visual effects.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Apr 21, 2021

The Maze Runner is the first of a movie trilogy based on the series. As almost everyone will tell you, the book is always better than the movie. This is true in The Maze Runner’s case. I found the book to be much more detailed and captivating than the movie, although I do really like the casting choices in the movie. It was action packed and had my heart racing, but the ending made absolutely no sense. There is physically no way for the plot twist to have occurred (it happens in the book too and there’s no explanation there either). The rest of the series doesn’t explain the twist either and with that being said, I don’t like the rest of the series at all. In my opinion, the first is the only one somewhat worth reading/watching. There are much better movies out there, so while I wouldn’t be opposed to watching it once, it’s not one I would watch again. Rate 3.5/5 stars. -@LadyCatherinePinkerton of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

The Maze Runner is a really good movie to watch with your friends and family. The Maze Runner was a great, intense, and suspenseful movie because of its concept. Let me take you through a little run through of the movie. There is this box that people come out of at random times, and they get trapped in this dome full of people, with trees, food, water and huts where they can live and figure out a way to get out of the Maze, but the catch is that the maze has Grevers (big spiders) hiding in them and if you get bit by one you turn into a zombie. Something that was done really well in the movie was the climax of the movie. The concept of the movie, with the maze, and the Grevers was also a really good hook to the movie, which I really enjoyed.
@Minion28 of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

I thought this movie was a good watch. The film had action, suspense, and a great storyline. No scene in the movie felt unnecessary. The scene when the gate was closing the music building was so suspenseful. My favorite parts were when they found a clue that can get them out of this place. I liked the relationship between all of them and how they had to work together to get out. Chuck was a good character, but he had to die. Overall I think The Maze Runner is a great start to the trilogy, and I would recommend it. I rate this movie a 5/5.
@doglover of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

I give this movie a 5 out of five. I give this movie a five out of five because the movie does well portraying the book and uses most of the parts in the book and displayed it on screen. The one thing I may say is that although they do uses most of the parts in the book, like Teresas and Thomas' telepathy which I found was I really big part of the book. Also, Thomas's dreams in the movie didn't portray the dreams as clearly as the book did, but you cant put everything in the book into a movie. But all in all, they put most of the parts I wanted to see in the movie. Dylan O'Brien did an amazing job being Thomas, I felt as though he was born for this role, and he just played it perfectly. One thing I love about this movie how you get into it knowing what the character knows, literally nothing, just like the book does. it makes you think about what's going on maybe on the outside, what happens if they get outside. If you haven't read the book first, I recommend the book to everyone. I recommend this to anyone just wanting it to get into a new series.
@Icecream of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

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SkywalkerRanch
Jan 18, 2021

This movie wasn't the best. I had read the books first and I waited for permission from my mother to watch them. Once I got permission, two long years later, I was disappointed. For one thing, the movie doesn't follow the book. Then we have the grievers. In the book, they were described in a really creepy way. Then I watched the movies and was ready for a very scary monster to pop up but instead, there was a gross looking monster. I laughed at the way they looked. There are some other things but only a book nerd would understand. Either then that, it was a good movie.

JCLSarahZ Jan 04, 2021

Entertaining teen dystopian Sci-Fi drama. It's a bit of a mash up of Lord of the Flies and Hunger Games. I haven't read the books, so I can't speak to how well if follows. It's PG enough that you can watch it with your pre-teens.

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Midwife2
Dec 30, 2020

I would have thought the movie was good if i hadn't read the book first. Lots of things were out of order and very different. They took the basic plot and characters of the book and changed everything else. The grievers were different as the book described, the character development was lacking and even their escape was different: not by much, but enough that it was annoying. Everyone was too nice in the movie haha. The book was much scarier and thrilling than the movie. I think the movie could have been much better if it stayed closer to the book. I have the same issue with the Hobbit trilogy; don't like them because I'm a book nerd.
For someone who hasn't read the book, it was not bad. But if you have read the book, don't set very high expectations. I enjoyed it but give 3.5 stars to the movie and 5 to the book

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astadt
Apr 02, 2020

I loved this movie SO MUCH!!!!

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kamfam65
Aug 07, 2019

I finally read the book and it is really close to the movie! A-MAZE-ING!!!

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thalyorsi
Jun 25, 2019

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kmobuckeye
Feb 24, 2019

I actually liked the movie better than the book. That NEVER happens to me!

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yellow_dog_1818
Jan 15, 2019

I'm surprised to say I liked the movie better than the book. The story was changed, but the book was slow, and the directors needed more action. Great movie and the actors were simply amazing

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TheOnlyGod
Nov 11, 2017

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Alanreviews
Feb 11, 2017

Alanreviews thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 64

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Dec 23, 2016

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Dec 16, 2016

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DFX
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Feb 22, 2016

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Aug 26, 2015

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Jun 29, 2015

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blue_tiger_6805
Dec 03, 2019

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Maze Runner is amazing, but towards the end there are some frightening images when they find out how the world has changed. There is some sort of crazy sickness and the world has turned into a waste land.

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Love_Legolas_111
Dec 16, 2016

Coarse Language: A good amount of swearing, mainly s**t. Also b**t**d, **se, and b*t*h.

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crazycoolbff
Jan 20, 2015

Frightening or Intense Scenes: There is A LOT of scary scenes in this movie. If you haven't read the book, Beware!

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yellow_dolphin_525
Mar 25, 2016

"No one survives a night in the maze." - Newt

(deleted scene)
Thomas(to Teresa): Take care of Alby right don't let Gally get to him.
Minho: You guys need a minute?"

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chinalee
Aug 11, 2015

"Zart the Fart, you start

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100bananas
Jul 01, 2015

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100bananas
Jul 01, 2015

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