This was my second Saturday movie in a row and I'm just sitting here wondering why all the good movies have to come out now. Seriously, why not the holidays? Anyway,
The Maze Runner was so freaking scary. I don't care if it's classified an action movie or it's rated M. I'm calling it a horror movie and rating it MA. I didn't quite realise how heart pumping the movie would be while reading the book. Seriously. All the running, fighting, escaping, hiding from those grotesque creatures. And then there was the suspenseful music and those screaming deaths. My friend next to me was clutching my arm so hard and practically shaking. I know I was shielding my eyes every now and then.
Okay, so if you didn't already know, The Maze Runner is about a boy named Thomas who is put into a maze full of boys. He doesn't remember a thing and has no idea why he's there. The maze works like this: There's a safe square in the middle where all the boys live. Every night the walls of this square close off from the outside maze, protecting the boys from creatures called Grievers, and every day while the doors are open, Runners go out to map the maze. Every month supplies are sent up a cage elevator, along with a new boy. This all changes once Thomas arrives...
The Maze Runner, despite being one of the most scary movies I've dared to watch, was amazing. I didn't get bored that's for sure. I can't spoil any of the story, mysteries and character rivalries, so I won't discuss how great all that was. Instead I'll just mention the hot Asian Runner. I don't know if it's coz I'm Asian that I think he's hot, or if he's actually hot, but he was pretty fine ;). Although, he's a little dumb looking, but still. Thomas was okay too I guess.
Compared to the book the movie was a good adaption. At least I think so. I read the book ages ago so it's possible I'm forgetting things. I know the ending was a little different though. In the movie it seemed like such a fast dramatic scene. I mean believe me, in the book it was pretty fast and dramatic too, but it seemed much more ordered. The final fight seemed more planned. In the movie it was more spur of the moment.
And then there was the actual ending after the maze. I definitely didn't remember most of that from the book. It was FANTASTIC in the movie though. Wow it makes me need to watch the second movie.
Basically, I'm just going to conclude that the movie was better than the book, for once.