Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Maze Runner


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)

25 comments:

  1. I agree! The story is a wonderful one! If you've yet to read this story, get ahold of one and check it out. It's funny, intense, interesting, bizarre, and very very mysterious for so much of the books. I've yet to finished the entire trilogy, but I'm really excited and eager to. I also am very anxious to see the movie. Not only do I think it'll be a really good portrayal of the story, but the actors fit the characters perfectly as to what I imagined. I think it'll be a great movie if it's as great as the books! :)

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  2. I loved this book series until the third. It went downhill after that. Still, I'm looking forward to the movie. The trailer shows some changes that were made but I think that it will still turn out good. Hopefully it will be able to please all those who have read the book.

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  3. The trailer looks so cool! Yeah, there are going to be tons of changes, but thankfully they don't look too big. I can't wait until the movie comes out in Guate! I'm so glad they didn't break the movie into parts, its so annoying when they do that.

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  4. The description of the book, plus the trailer of the movie has created an interest in me to read this book and to watch the movie. I like this kind of stories where there is action and mystery in them. The story looks pretty interesting and I would like to know more about. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. I was watching the trailer and it was so captivating because the plot looked really good. I really wanted to watch this movie and couldnt wait so it would come out. Later I found out that it was not only a movie but a book as well when I saw Kelly reading it. Now i wanted to read the book soo bad because she said it was just wonderful. Hopefully the movie is just as wonderful.

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  6. Man! I am a big fan of book series, and this series looks like something I'm interested. The first series I've ever was The Hunger Games, and ever since I read it, I fell in love with reading. I didn't realize how creative and impacting some books were. The fact that series makes you feel extra emotion because of the multiple is awesome! Since The Hunger Games, my reading life mostly consists sci-fy stories with a little romance and almost all those sci-fy romances are from series. Now, The Maze Runner is a part of my ridiculously, long list of books to read.

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  7. I really want to see this movie, it looks absolutely amazing. I can't wait for it to come back, but i first need to read the book. But I want too see it so bad. The trailer makes it look crazy good and when ever I see the trailer it reminds me that I need to read the book. It just looks so good!

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  8. I have no book but I haven't read it but the movie looks cool that means the book is awesome. Know I guess I am going to start reading it and I can't wait to see that movie because of what people have told me the trailer looks like how the book describes.

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  9. Both of my sisters have read these books and said that they are really good. They are both excited for the movie. It looks like it it a good movie. I want to read the book, and I shall.

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  10. I didn't know there was book of this movie. I just thought that the movie looks cool. I think I should read it some day, because everyone are saying that book is always better than the movie.

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  11. The trailer was amazing! I would like to watch the movie when it comes out to the theaters.

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  12. I really want to see this movie! the book is really good so hopefully the movie will be good too. Trailer is pretty good but one of the main reason i want to watch this movie is because the main character is Dylan O'Brien! Which is absolutely amazing!!!

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  13. I have been wanting to read this book for a while, a couple of people have told me the book is really good, in fact the series in general. Seeing this trailer makes me want to read it even more, it looks like a really cool story. As always I do hope the movie stays true to the book.

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  14. This trailer is great, the movie looks like it is going to be really good, can't wait to watch it!

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  15. THE TRAILER LOOKS REALLY GOOD!!!
    I just... can't...
    It's too much... my fangirlingness is gonna overwhelm my life. The movie is really good, I can't wait to see Dylan O'Brien and Thomas Sangster :D

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  16. This trailer is awesome! I think the story of this movie and book is really good. If I have time I will try to read the series and I can't wait to see the movie!!!!! I hope it's good :)

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  17. I hadn't heard of either the series or the movie, but now I look forward to reading and watching them!

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  18. This was the first time I've heard of the book. When I skimmed through the post, I thought it was going to be a girly movie like Divergent, but when I saw the trailer, it looked pretty cool. I don't really know if I'll watch it or not.

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  19. This movie looks really good I really want to watch this movie. The series of this books looks good. I guess they are going to make more movies out of the books because its a really good series.

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  20. This looks like a very good movie, I haven't heard a lot from the book but it also looks really good. While I was watching the trailer I can't help think of the really popular game, temple run. It just seems a lot like that. Never the less I'm looking forward to it.

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  21. I've heard A LOT about this series. I never really understood it until after I watched the trailer. I guess it does sound interesting. I might read the book or not. Should I read the book and the watch the movie? Or should I just watch the movie and not read the book because I won't be satisfied by the movie after reading the book? Help!

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  22. I can't wait for this movie. Some people have told me that the books are gonna be better than the movie just by comparing it with the trailer they know, but I havent read the books yet but I would. It looks good.

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  24. This was one of my favorite books and I cant wait to see the movie. I hope its as good as the book was.

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  25. I can't wait for the maze runner. I hope they stick to the book story line and make it just as great as the books were. :) I'm excited to see Dylan and Thomas rock their character parts.

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