The Maze Runner

Plot

Thomas wakes up in an elevator, remembering nothing but his own name. He emerges into a world of about 60 teen boys who have learned to survive in a completely enclosed environment, subsisting on their own agriculture and supplies from below. A new boy arrives every 30 days. The original group has been in "the glade" for two years, trying to find a way to escape through a maze that surrounds their living space. They have begun to give up hope. Then a comatose girl arrives with a strange note, and their world begins to change. There are some great, fast-paced action scenes, particularly those involving the nightmarish Grievers who plague the boys.

 

Info

Rating: PG-13 (for thematic elements and intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, including some disturbing images)

Directed By: Wes Ball

Written By: James Dashner , Noah Oppenheim , Grant Pierce Myers , T.S. Nowlin

Production Company: 20th Century Fox, Gotham Group

In Theaters: September 19, 2014

On DVD: December 16, 2014

Box Office: $102.3M

Budget: $34,000,000 (estimated)

Runtime: 1 hr. 54 min.


Cast

Thomas - Dylan O'Brien
Newt - Thomas Brodie-Sangster
Teresa - Kaya Scodelario
Gally - Will Poulter
Minho - Ki Hong Lee
Chuck - Blake Cooper
Alby - Aml Ameen
Frypan - Dexter Darden
Ben - Chris Sheffield
Zart - Joe Adler
Winston - Alexander Flores
Jeff - Jacob Latimore
Clint - Randall D. Cunningham
Ava Paige - Patricia Clarkson