The Maze Runner movie was released towards the end of September, and while I wasn't able to catch the movie on opening night, I did go see with Shawnee @ YA Fiction Review, and my boyfriend (who I forced to read the book...and later dragged to the movie) the following weekend.
And while Shawnee got to writing her movie review right away, I'm just now posting it....so sad!
Anyways! Better late than never...right?
The Maze Runner movie was everything I wanted and so much more! The actors were phenomenal, the script stuck to the story pretty well, and the actor for Teresa wasn't as bad as I thought she would be!
There is just so much to talk about this movie, so lets start off with the actors!
When reading The Maze Runner, I had an idea of what each character would look like, sound like, act like, and overall be like. Watching this movie, it was incredible just how much these characters looked and lived, like how I imagined them to. It was like James Dashner and all the movie producers came and took it right out of my mind; it was that similar!
One of the things I was most excited about when it came to the Gladers, was the language. In the book, their slang words are a big deal...I don't think you can go a single page without reading the word "shuck" or "shuck face". But sadly, we didn't get too much of that while watching the movie. YES, there was the ocassional "shuck" and the overpowering "greenie", but other than that..nothing.
When the actors for this movie were first released, I wasn't too sure how I felt about Kaya Scodelario playing Teresa. For one thing, I imagined Teresa to be blonde in the book (don't ask me why, I just had the sense that she was), and she just reminded me waaaay too much of Kristen Snow...to the point that it was annoying.
But after watching the movie, I loved her! The fact that she looked like Kristen Snow didn't bother me anymore, once the movie started playing, and I got the chance to see her acting!
And how cute is Chuck?!
Besides the actors, and how well they stuck to the Glader lifestyle, the world completely took my breathe away! The Glades, the Maze, the walls, the Grievers! Everything was absolutely amazing! I couldn't even wrap my mind around how realistic and good everything looked.
Could some of these scenes be any better? NO! They kicked ass!
An amazing world, and good actors? What else is there to talk about?
...oh yeah! The crazy, "I know it was happening, but I cried anyways" ending!
I cried when I read it, and I cried even more when I watched it. How does that even happen? I knew it was coming, it happened to me before, I had the time to prepare...yet I still shed a few tears when the end finally came.
The whole "ending" didn't go exactly as planned, but it concluded with the same results. Love that the movie stuck to the story as well as it did, even towards the end, when I wished "someone" would have stayed alive.
They did an amazing job with The Maze Runner, and truly made the story come to life! If you haven't gone to see The Maze Runner yet, or picked up the book, I recommend doing so NOW! But of course, read the book first, then the movie.