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The Maze Runner (2014)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi  |  19 September 2014 (USA)
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Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they're all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow "runners" for a shot at escape.

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Storyline

Thomas wakes up in an elevator, remembering nothing but his own name. He emerges into a world of about 60 teen boys who have learned to survive in a completely enclosed environment, subsisting on their own agriculture and supplies. A new boy arrives every 30 days. The original group has been in "The Glade" for three years, trying to find a way to escape through the Maze that surrounds their living space. They have begun to give up hope. Then a comatose girl arrives with a strange note, and their world begins to change. There are some great, fast-paced action scenes, particularly those involving the nightmarish Grievers who plague the boys. Written by KelseyJ

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, including some disturbing images | See all certifications »

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19 September 2014 (USA)  »

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El corredor del laberinto  »

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Budget:

$34,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$32,512,804 (USA) (19 September 2014)

Gross:

$102,413,606 (USA) (23 January 2015)
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The cast spent the week before production participating in survival training in the glade. They learned how to build tools and shelter out of the surrounding nature. See more »

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There are multiple times where the glade walls disappear, mostly anywhere near or in the woods. See more »

Quotes

Thomas: But why would Alby go into the maze? I mean, he's not a runner.
Newt: [while chopping a tree by its roots] Things are different now. Alby went to retrace Ben's footsteps before sundown. Are you gonna help?
Thomas: Okay, so he's gonna go back to where Ben was just stung, and...
Newt: Alby knows what he's doing, all right? He knows better than any of us.
Thomas: What does that mean?
Newt: Well, it's like you've heard, yeah? Every month, the Box sends up a new arrival. But someone had to be first, right? Someone had to have spent a...
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The good performance of some actors, special effects and the mystery of the environment in which they found themselves is enough to keep the audience interested.
10 December 2014 | by See all my reviews

Not bad!

The good performance of some actors, special effects and the mystery of the environment in which they found themselves is enough to keep the audience interested. It also has a good direction that didn't put the typical teenage romance, that can be so tiring.

However, in my opinion, "The Maze Runner" is unable to get it to be thrilling.The film comes to an end without knowing the answer to several questions in order to make room for the second film.

So I will be waiting for a new episode and news surprises from Wes Ball and T.S. Nowlin in "Scorch Trials" :)


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