The Maze Runner
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When Thomas wakes up trapped in a massive maze with a group of other boys, he has no memory of the outside world other than strange dreams about a mysterious organization known as W.C.K.D. Only by piecing together fragments of his past with clues he discovers in the maze can Thomas hope to uncover his true purpose and a way to escape. Based upon the best-selling novel by James Dashner.
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My older son (13) loved the book series and liked the movie, although he thought the book did a better job of capturing his imagination. My younger son (10) hadn't read the book and the movie intrigued him enough to make him interested in reading the series. He did, however, find one scene in particular scary enough to give him nightmares, but it wasn't the obvious one and I thought the content was pretty mild for the most part.
Unfortunately it has been a while since I read the first book, so my memory of everything that happened in the book was not so clear. I should have refreshed my memory by reading the book again before the movie. Or maybe that would have ended up making me disappointed with the movie.
But I very much did enjoy the movie. Obviously they changed up some things here and there compared to the book, but that is to be expected to some degree. Some things were left out because it would have been difficult to portray/explain in movie form. But there were so also things that I felt didn't need to be changed. Naturally, the passage of time is usually more easily understood in novels than in films. But now I'm just rambling about the little details.
Overall I was satisfied with the movie. I try not to be too critical with movie adaptations because they are rarely as good as the books. The Maze Runner was a decent adaptation. It could have been better, yes, but it also could have been worse.