Genre: Drama/Fantasy/bordering on Horror
Starring: Dylan O'brien, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Ki Hong Lee
Rating: PG 13
My Rating: One thumb up
So, what happens to Thomas after he gets out of the Maze? Terrible things! I knew the terrible things would happen, since the book is filled with terrible things. But, seeing those terrible things on the screen was.. well... terrible.
But let me first say, this movie and the book are not even at all the same. The characters are there, the world is there, but the happenings... totally different. So that was something to get used to.
In the book there are Cranks, which is a zombie sort of thing, and I remember the being at part, but the movie seemed to capitalize on that and we had a lot of zombie scenes. I felt like I was suddenly in The Walking Dead.
So while I was a little bugged by the differences from the book, and a little bugged by the violence factor, I did really enjoy the intensity, the edge of your seat aspect (though I know I was sitting by someone who didn't feel that at all coughKamicough!), the actors and the music.
|The kids are cornered.|
And the differences from the book didn't bother me that much either. It's been awhile since I read it so I don't remember details, but if you put that aside, the movie story was fine too. The emotion and craziness and all the drama is still there.
Which, all goes to say that I liked it okay. Not as much as The Maze Runner, but it was okay. I am a little worried about the third movie, and will be curious as to what they'll do with it.
Anyway, no matter what, it's fun to watch Dylan O'brien. He's awesome. And this movie did get ONE smile out of him. Barely, but I caught it!
|Thomas not smiling.|
I didn't catch a James Dashner cameo though. Have you seen it? Was he in it somewhere?
Anyway, here's the trailer if you're interested: