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The Maze Runner Film Review

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at CCCU chapter.

A few weeks ago our Editor, Melissa and Social Media Manager, Ashleigh took a trip to the cinema to watch the epic new film ‘The Maze Runner’.

The film follows main character Thomas as he is dropped into the mysterious “Glade” with no memory of who he is or why he is there. With only his name we follow our male lead as he finds out there is a lot more to this place than meets the eye. The glade is surrounded by a brutal and life threatening maze which opens every morning and closes before dark. Thomas is not alone however because for the last three years every month a new boy has also entered the glade. With a new band of friends and a strong sense of loyalty Thomas wants answers and he will stop at nothing to get them.

This film was amazing! With a strong script, an all-star talented cast and a set that took our breath away we could not recommend this film enough. This book adaptation did not disappoint the fans of James Dashners trilogy and was also cleverly edited as to entertain the new film audiences of our generation.

Main man Dylan O’Brien brought Thomas from page to book brilliantly in a talented performance very much different from his ‘Teen Wolf’ role.

Fellow Brits Thomas Brodie Sangster, Will Poulter and Kaya Scodelario were amazing with Sangster stealing most of the audiences hearts in the role of Newt. Scodelario’s portrayal of Theresa was good and on point but failed to give us that emotional connection that we developed with the male members of the cast.

This film ticked all the boxes in the technical department with a hypnotic set and back drop for our characters. The locations were like a character themselvs with the maze causing a chill down the spine. With all this in mind it’s not surprising that the soundtrack took a back seat with no memorable moments where the music stood out.

We would highly recommend this film to you all as it is perfect for friends, families and a date night in.

Her Campus CCCU gives this film a 4/5!


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Ashleigh is 21 and is currently in her second year at Canterbury Christ Church University.