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WCKD is good

posted Dec 9, 2014, 10:49 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Jan 13, 2015, 10:56 AM by Tamara Salisbury ]

“Maze Runner” hit the big screens Sept. 19, quickly captivating audiences of all ages and bringing in 32.5 million dollars on its opening weekend. Based on a book by James Dashner, “Maze Runner” is about a group of teenage boys trapped in an open grassy area that the boys call The Glade. They were all sent up in a metal box, along with a few supplies, and have been there for the past 3 years. They live off what they grow in their own gardens, what they hunt and what comes up in the box, sent from some unknown source. They have no memory of their previous lives, except their name. A new boy is sent up every month from the unknown source.

    The entirety of The Glade is surrounded by a maze. One gate opens in the morning but closes by sunset, and the boys have delegated some of the athletic boys to run through it during the day to map it out, which is where the story gets its name. If any of the boys are still in the maze when it closes, they are doomed to spend the night in it, and none are known to live through the experience, for the maze has huge spider-like creatures in it. The boys call them Grievers.  

The boys have set up an organized society, but everything the boys know changes when Thomas, played by Dylan O’Brien, arrives in the box. A few of the boys have a memory of a woman’s voice saying “wicked is good.” From there this movie is full of action, adventure, arguments and opposing viewpoints. Sorry girls, it’s not much of a love story, but it still appeals to anyone’s emotional side. Warning though, you may cry, so boys, be strong in front of your girlfriends.

             
I recommend this movie to anyone, as it is realistic but still has all of the aspects of being a little “out there.” This may not be the movie for young children, because it can be a bit scary at times, but anyone else should be perfectly alright. I give “Maze Runner” a rating of 5 Cardinal heads. It is an excellent movie, and it keeps you on your toes. I personally cannot wait for the second movie, or I guess I could just read the books.

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