The Maze Runner


Movie Title: the Maze Runner

Movie Critic: Sohayla Ayman

Opening Date: 19/09/2014

Starring: Dylan O’brien, Will Poulter

Movie Genre: Sci-Fi/Dystopian/Thriller

Director: Wes Ball

Ontario Movie Rating: PG

Tobacco Use: None


Thomas comes up through an elevator shaft, into a wide clearing surrounded by enormous concrete walls, known as the glade. He remembers nothing of his past. He finds a group of young men, who arrived in a situation similar to his. Soon he learns they’re all caught in a maze and need to cooperate together for a chance at escape.I had some idea of what to expect when I sat down at the cinema, for I had read the book. The movie captured me from the very first scene. The mystery surrounding the place where most of the action happens, and the suspense and ominous feeling always hanging in the air made me unable to tear my eyes away from the screen for the entire film. It was a little different from the book, however I think I enjoyed the movie more! It was simpler, made more sense, and was action packed. The film keeps a strong pace and the storyline and acting is excellent. The maze was stunning and nothing looked out of place. The story captures you from the start and does not let go.There was absolutely no tobacco use in this film. The characters were all rugged in appearance and behaviour and they did not need smoking to make that mark.