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The Maze Runner

Postby Corey » Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:46 am

Seeing a screening of this tonight

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Postby Tyler » Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:57 am

Is this a dystopian future where kids kill other kids? Sounds like a brand new idea!

But really, this looks interesting enough. I got the books for Jocelyn.
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Postby Corey » Wed Sep 03, 2014 10:15 am

Tyler wrote:Is this a dystopian future where kids kill other kids? Sounds like a brand new idea!

But really, this looks interesting enough. I got the books for Jocelyn.

Idk if they kill each other, but spooky things definitely kill the kids.
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Re: The Maze Runner

Postby wags83 » Wed Sep 03, 2014 1:26 pm

Tyler wrote:Is this a dystopian future where kids kill other kids? Sounds like a brand new idea!

But really, this looks interesting enough. I got the books for Jocelyn.

Yeah but they're in an artificial world that constantly changes, so that's new.
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Re: The Maze Runner

Postby Tyler » Wed Sep 03, 2014 1:27 pm

wags83 wrote:
Tyler wrote:Is this a dystopian future where kids kill other kids? Sounds like a brand new idea!

But really, this looks interesting enough. I got the books for Jocelyn.

Yeah but they're in an artificial world that constantly changes, so that's new.

You're right, the arena of Hunger Games doesn't do that.... ;)

But Maze Runner the book did come out 4 years before Hungry Games, so I'll give them that.
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Re: The Maze Runner

Postby awright » Wed Sep 03, 2014 11:23 pm

Wait, this is a series? I was actually pumped about the movie just because I hadn't heard of the book and any popular following it had. I'll consider seeing it depending on Corey's take....so?
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Re: The Maze Runner

Postby Tyler » Thu Sep 04, 2014 6:33 am

awright wrote:Wait, this is a series? I was actually pumped about the movie just because I hadn't heard of the book and any popular following it had. I'll consider seeing it depending on Corey's take....so?

Yeah, I there are 3 books. It says Fox already has the rights to the 2nd book, not sure about the third, but I would assume they got them all?
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Re: The Maze Runner

Postby Corey » Thu Sep 04, 2014 3:11 pm

Was pretty good and definitely worth a watch. Definitely seems like a crazy series!
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Re: The Maze Runner

Postby megatron » Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:05 pm

I was also a fan. I think even though this is similar to a lot of other movies, this has a pretty unique concept and twist at the end of it. I didn't read the books, so the movie was really enjoyable without knowing much going in to it.
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Re: The Maze Runner

Postby Tyler » Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:06 am

We haven't seen a movie for weeks so we'll go to this probably Sunday.

Jocelyn is still reading the book, she said it's 400 pages and will not be in time. Actually, she may want to finish the book before seeing the movie? So maybe we won't go?!
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Re: The Maze Runner

Postby Tyler » Sat Sep 20, 2014 9:17 am

Will not be seeing it until Jocelyn finished the book
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Re: The Maze Runner

Postby Tyler » Sun Sep 21, 2014 3:38 pm

Jocelyn plowed through 60% of the book so we got to see it today. It was a pretty good movie, but they threw a lot of stuff at you and did a poor job explaining things. Jocelyn said many things from the book were missing and lots of things were changed, but that is to be expected from any movie adapted from a book.

I couldn't get over the badass tough kid being the goofy kid from We're The Millers.
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Re: The Maze Runner

Postby Corey » Sun Sep 21, 2014 5:05 pm

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Re: The Maze Runner

Postby Tyler » Sun Sep 21, 2014 5:07 pm

He has the craziest eyebrows!
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Re: The Maze Runner

Postby JocelynJane » Sun Sep 21, 2014 5:17 pm

I would have really liked the movie, I think, had I not read the book.

I understand you have to make some adjustments when adapting a book for a movie, but some of my favorite elements of the book were totally absent!!

For example, Teresa and Thomas telepathic with each other in the book, and Teresa was in a coma for a long time communicating information about the maze that she knew before she woke up and lost her memory. Also, my FAVORITE part of the book was how they solved the maze's code... The shifting walls were drawn on maps over time and, superimposed, they spelled a code. Way cooler than how they did it in the movie. I would go into all of the other differences, but those were the two that really disappointed me!

Putting discrepancies aside, I thought it was a good movie. Not great, but well made for the most part.
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Re: The Maze Runner

Postby megatron » Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:44 pm

Ohhh the book does sound way better! I'll have to put it on the list.
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Re: The Maze Runner

Postby awright » Fri Dec 26, 2014 5:42 pm

Of course Chuck dies at the end!

The people at the end seemed nice, makes me wonder about the people controlling the Maze. Also, how did the outside group not just go fly to the maze and get the people from the start? It is clearly a sore thumb on a scorched earth
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Re: The Maze Runner

Postby cwilkins88 » Mon Dec 29, 2014 7:48 am

Exactly. These kids are so smart, but they can't figure out they are being played based on that piece alone. Very convenient they are rescued by air in the most obvious spot in the world at the exact same time they beat the labrynth.
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Re: The Maze Runner

Postby Tyler » Mon Dec 29, 2014 7:53 am

cwilkins88 wrote:Very convenient they are rescued by air in the most obvious spot in the world at the exact same time they beat the labrynth.

Spoilers: they only got rescued then because they beat the labyrinth. This is still all part of the test (I think). The one lady that shot herself is still alive remember.
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Re: The Maze Runner

Postby cwilkins88 » Mon Dec 29, 2014 8:19 am

Right, but if they were there to simply rescue them, why would they fly to the outside of the maze instead of assuming the kids beat it at that exact moment. Wouldn't they go to the center first?

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