Since many of us at Equity are intense readers (myself included), I decided to write about something I am quite looking forward to. The Maze Runner series by James Dashner has been a pretty popular read among many. On September 19th, the official major motion picture will hit theaters! However, because Guatemala sometimes isn’t on the same schedule, I’m not sure when it will come out down here.
The Maze Runner series, for those who don’t know, starts out with a boy named Thomas waking up in an old metal elevator shaft, completely unaware and oblivious to what is going on. He is soon greeted by a variety of 50 or so other teenage boys. Thomas doesn’t remember anything from his past and soon discovers that the other boys don’t either. The glade, where the other boys have been living for years, is surrounded by massive walls that make up an almost inescapable maze. The maze is no ordinary maze, because creatures and other traps linger inside. Through the story you follow Thomas and the other boys as they try and figure out if in the end they will be able to escape.
The movie is directed by Wes Ball and features actors including Dylan O’Brien, Will Poulter, Kihong Lee, Kaya Scodelario, and Thomas Brodie-Sangster. You can watch the trailer below. Let me know what you think! Have you read this series? If not, I highly suggest you do.
-Lindsey Duncan (11th)