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The Maze Runner (2014)

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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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Awakening in an elevator, remembering nothing of his past, Thomas emerges into a world of about thirty teenage boys, all without past memories, who have learned to survive under their own set of rules in a completely enclosed environment, subsisting on their own agriculture and supplies. With a new boy arriving every thirty days, the group has been in "The Glade" for three years, trying to find a way to escape through the Maze that surrounds their living space (patrolled by cyborg monsters named 'Grievers'). They have begun to give up hope when a comatose girl arrives with a strange note, and their world begins to change with the boys dividing into two factions: those willing to risk their lives to escape and those wanting to hang onto what they've got and survive. Written by KelseyJ/edited by statmanjeff

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Remember. Survive. Run. See more »


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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)  »

Also Known As:

El corredor del laberinto  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$34,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$102,413,606 (USA) (23 January 2015)
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Catherine Hardwicke was originally set to direct the film. See more »

Goofs

Even though it is discussed that the Gladers have tried "everything" to escape, one thing isn't that hard to try. Build a ladder. The glade is filled with trees, which means plenty of wood to build a ladder, or some other such structure against the wall, to get out. Nothing in the movie is shown to keep them from doing this, yet it isn't done. See more »

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Newt: Hell of a first day, Greenie. Here. Put some hair on your chest.
[hands Thomas a glass of unfamiliar liquid]
Thomas: Oh my God! What is that?
Newt: I don't even know. It's Gally's recipe. It's a trade secret.
Thomas: Yeah, well he's still an asshole.
Newt: He saved your life today. Trust me, the maze is a dangerous place.
Thomas: We're trapped here, aren't we?
Newt: For the moment, but... you see those guys, there, by the fire? Those are the Runners. And that guy in the middle there, that's Minho. He's the Keeper of the Runners. Now, ...
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Good, but could easilly be better
22 November 2014 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

Although The Maze Runner story isn't one of the brilliants I have seen, it is interesting enough to satisfy my interest. Opening scene is intriguing and wakes your interest to wait to see what to come. Story itself is many times seen in various movies, but citation to such movies as Cube and TV- shows like Lost keeps you interest awake about what to come. Biggest problem is the movie casting. Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) is interesting character enough, but Will Boultier as villain of story is too lame personality. And somehow I don't understand the meaning of Teresa's (Kaya Scolecario) character who seem to pointless for the whole story. Maybe her role for the story grows and clears at the forthcoming movies. Sequel is coming next fall. After all great scenery combined with intensive storytelling is fresh enough to bring this movie a little bit more interesting, than most of those Hollywood's post-apocalyptic serial productions these days. I stay wait sequel with great interest.


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