The Maze Runner is based on the books written by James Dashner. I haven't read any of the books, I know they were really popular, but I wasn't interested. I wasn't sure about the movie either, but I really liked it! I watched it at home and usually at home I get distracted, but not with this movie.
The story was mostly new to me, I knew a group of boys were trapped inside a maze, but that was it. So I really enjoyed the development of the movie. Why are they there? Who put them there? It kind of reminded me to another movie, Cube, which scared me a lot, and also to Lords of the flies.
It's a movie full of action, everything happens fasts. The maze is dangerous, but I think more dangerous was having all of those boys trapped inside and fighting for dominance. Personally, I'd have been one of the people that wanted to find an exit, even if that meant getting lost at the maze.
I think what I liked more were the surprises, eventually finding out why were they there, and the ending, ¡wow! I wasn't expecting that. Now I want to see the next movie: The Scorch Trials.
Have you seen The Maze Runner? Did you like it? Have you read the books?