For a teen thing, it is actually entertaining. Although I find the plot being somehow stupid (the ecofriendly-look-at-our-future shtick doesn't stick to it), I really think the casting choices are good. Not memorable, but neither terrible.
Felt like a reality tv version of what a clash of Lord of the Flies with Battle Royale would be, with no audience or TV. That amazing idea of a absent Big Brother is really good. And it works. A lot better than Hunger Games. That society of kids, that behave , like Lacan would say, as if there was a Big Other watching, that would see and judge. It's clever. and a good metaphor. The premise is solid, again, unlike HG.
Another YA effort trying to capture that 'Twilight/Hunger Games' business that fares pretty well pitted up against the other adaptations of late. The main problem is one of logic. So...the world is burning up and civilization is failing and we put our hopes in a bunch of teenage boys in a facility that must have cost a country's GNP to build? Good in that leave your brain at the door kind of way, just don't think.
Somewhat entertaining but ultimately pretty bland and stupid. So yeah, the sun fucked up the earth so let's build a giant maze and throw some brain washed teens into it and see what happens. Come on!!!
It's kind of like if Cool Hand Luke and the Rachni level from Mass Effect had a head-on collision with Hook and an Abercrombie & Fitch underwear catalogue. It's also not good at all, but that's a more or less irrelevant criticism where these kinds of movies are involved.