The Maze Runner – Overview/ Review (with Spoilers)

Last updated on July 22nd, 2018 at 06:15 pm

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Showing how much The Hunger Games has become the new influential film which all who follow aspire to be, you get The Maze Runner.

Review (with Spoilers)

Media dealing with young adults going through various types of drama pretty much is the majority of the stuff I watch and read. So, naturally, with a new young adult novel being adapted to replace The Hunger Games once it ends its run, it is hard to not be excited. Especially since it seems the torch for young adult novels has been passed in such a way where each preceding one set the tone for all those who followed. Harry Potter started it all, for me anyway, and then the Twilight series became the YA novel adaptation many mimicked and tried to find success by copying, and with The Hunger Games near its end comes The Maze Runner trying to be the next franchise to sit upon the throne. But with the film having a few similar elements to The Hunger Games, but having more recognizable talent with Dylan O’Brien (Teen Wolf); Thomas Sangster (Game of Thrones); Kaya Scodelario (Skins); Ki-hong Lee (The Nine Lives of Chloe King); Jacob Latimore (Black Nativity); and Will Poulter (We’re the Millers) among the cast, does the film find a way to stand out? Or is it simply the best student of The Hunger Games franchise?

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