A interesting teenage actioner that is one half "Lord of the Flies" and one half "Cube". It has well-developed characters and surprising brutal frank screen deaths, but it is ruined by an annoying and unsurprising conspiracy and a girl thrown into the mix to create more tension between the boys. There is also a very easy solution to solve the maze, but I guess we have to dismiss the characters as school dropouts.
Riding on the coat-tails of the The Hunger Games' success, The Maze Runner is standard, disappointing PG12 fayre; part apocalyptic parable, part Lord Of The Flies, with echoes of a story that anime so often does better. Thomas Brodie-Sangster (different class) seems to have stepped in from a different and wholly more serious film, and he alone makes it watchable.
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.
on espère que le scenario ne va tomber en miettes à l'épisode 2 sinon il ne restera pas grand chose. acteurs inégaux, raccourcis simplistes, décor inexistant, on est tenu en haleine par le mystère sur l'identification des méchants et leurs intentions. à suivre donc, mais on prévoit la deception.
While I appreciate the similarities to Lord of the Flies (i.e. a group of unsuspecting boys not knowing how they ended up where they are and trying to find a way out), the movie ultimately failed because of its overuse of SFX and dragging for the first third or so. Dylan O'Brien really does make the film bearable, otherwise it may have been a quick TV turn-off. Hopefully the sequel is better; a one-watch for me.