Film Review

The Maze Runner: Review

The Maze Runner hits the ground running, and within seconds of the film starting, we are thrust into a strange world. This does causes some confusion, which mirrors what our hero, Thomas (Dylan O’Brien), must be feeling. His memory erased, and deposited in a maze with a bunch of fellow “runners”, will he be able to work with this community and have a chance at escape?

Thomas must overcome his own fears, and confusion, find courage and discover his ability to lead, and fend off conflict from those doubt him, and those who blame him. The maze is not the only place where there is danger. Putting up this community conflict, are the ideas of Gally (Will Poulter, “We’re The Millers“)

The Maze Runner increases in suspense, and tension, as we learn more about why this group is in the maze, and discover what lurks in the maze. With a big opening internationally, just further proof that this is an enjoyable film, and just as things look like they’re finished, the world opens up for yet more future films in this series. The wait will be excruciating.

Catch the fun and excitement as The Maze Runner opens 26 September 2014 in South African cinemas.

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers.

Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry.

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