Movie Review: Maize Runner, just corny? 1 comment1


"But I heard there's a run on corn!"

“But I heard there’s a run on corn!”

I’m sorry, but a movie like Maze Runner, where “the mystery” is a big selling point needs to have a plausible explanation. Who built the maze and why put a bunch of kids into it? Instead, Maze Runner gives an absurd answer, and then tells us it’s not true. That the real reason for everything will come in a sequel. Cop out! And I don’t care if the book has all the answers; the movie needs to stand on its own.

Maze Runner starts with Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) waking up without any memory. He’s in an elevator that opens up to a courtyard in the center of a ridiculously massive maze that only a pharaoh, or a Hollywood scifi flick could afford. He is told by the leader Alby (Aml Ameen) that no one there remembers a before time. They all just woke up one day in the elevator. He is also told that only maze runners were permitted to enter the maze that opens every morning and closes every night.

But what hero listens to rules, especially when Teresa (Kaya Scodelario), the first hot chick ever in the maze, suddenly appears in the elevator? Kudos, however, to the film for not wasting time on a teen love story and instead going with lots of action fighting Griever spider monsters in the maze. But action does not replace a plot.

Which brings us to the question of the week. What is the stupidest movie you ever saw that didn’t have any explanation? Tell us your story, and make it funny!

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