The movie and novel by the same name, by James Dashner, stars Dylan O’Brien (MTV’s Teen Wolf). The premise of the story appears to be about a post-apocalyptic world in which civilization has fallen due to a virus. I say “appears to be” because there were so many unexpected twists and unanswered questions. However, by the end of the film, I had to stop the urge to immediately pick up book #2 in the series, The Scorch Trials, to find out what happens next.
Although I am more of a fan of the supernatural and not really the post-apocalyptic genre, I still enjoyed the movie. Overall, if you like action and definitely movies that make you think, you should enjoy this film. Apparently, others have as well, to the tune of $32.5 million during its opening weekend in North America. 20th Century Fox has already announced it will be making the sequel. The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials, based on the second novel in the series, has a tentative release date of September 2015.
I give The Maze Runner film 4.0 stars, based on the fact I spent more than half of the movie asking, “What the heck is going on?” At Rottentomatoes.com, 79% have reported to have liked it.
The Legend of the Firewalker eBook is now on sale for $0.99 and the second book in the series, Drawing Bloodlines, is $3.99.