I could not stand 2014’s The Maze Runner because I grew up on Young Adult novels and it felt as if it looked at the subject matter somewhat contemptuously. The Scorch Trials is as irritating, though in a slightly different way. It still looks at the YA genre somewhat contemptuously, but is so weirdly edited […]
I saw The Maze Runner in theaters, and DESPISED it. It wasn’t a bad movie, was visually attractive and for the most part competently-made. So what’s the problem? I found it terribly insulting at times–the glade the characters were in was surrounded by a huge wall, but in the very same scene you see […]
I like this trailer. Sure, it looks like a car crash between The Maze Runner, The Hunger Games movies with a liberal dollop of The Running Man but in its defense it revolves around actual adults, as opposed young adults, and stars Danny Glover and Alec Baldwin. Which is almost worth the cost of admission.
I haven’t see any of the ‘Divergent‘ movies–and I blame the Hunger Games because all these movies based on Young Adult novels pretty much feel the same for me. And while that’s not quite fair, there’s undeniably a similarity between many of them. Which reminds me: I suggest that you see The Maze Runner if you haven’t […]
I think that the next movie that i am going to catch is Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials. What’s most interesting about that is that I really disliked The Maze Runner. The story was needlessly elaborate, and often laugh out loud silly. And that’s not hyperbole. What unfolded on screen was so preposterous at times that […]
The Maze Runner honestly mystified me. It was pretty popular, and hugely profitable (earning over $340 million on a $34 million budget) yet was stuck with a seriously nonsensical plot that was way more complex–and not in a good way–than it needed to be. The cast was pretty game, and clearly brought into the entire […]
I haven’t read any of the books that The Maze Runner was based on, but I really, really disliked the movie. Maybe it would have went over better if I had, but should you have to read the book to make sense of the movie? (The answer is: Of course not!) The setup behind the entire […]
For those of us that aren’t divergent enough, or aren’t into maze running, there’s The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 (and speaking of Part 1, I get the feeling that if Lionsgate could have stretched the last book in the series out into three or more movies they would have done so) where it looks like Panem is […]