As a fan of the book I have waited years for this movie and it was definitely worth the wait! To be honest when I first heard that Wes Ball had decided to cut a few important parts of the book from the movie I was a little upset even though it was an adaptation I was worried that it might somehow throw the whole story off, but he sure proved me wrong. He told the story in a way that even viewers who haven't read the book will understand and enjoy. As a movie fanatic I have to say that movie was non stop action with no waiting round, and even in the middle of all that action Wes somehow managed to include little humour. I'm really not someone who gets scared easily, but Wes's adaptation of the grievers in the movie sent a chill down my spine, hats off to the team behind the special effects, it was a mind blowing experience. The Maze Runner was just thrilling and exhilarating from the start, right to the finish. It is a movie that you will thoroughly enjoy. Although I wouldn't recommend going to see it with little kids.
One thing that really made that movie special was the acting. Each and every single one of those actors brought the characters to life so beautifully that it was like I was watching the words of James Dashner's novel come to life in front of me. Chris Sheffield as Ben ,Alexander Flores as Winston, Jacob Latimore as Jeff and Dexter Darden as the adorable Frypan each of them brought their characters to life so vividly that it helped make the movie that much better.
Blake Cooper who played Chuck gave a really touching, heart wrenching performance, especially in Chuck's final scene. His performance was so tearjerking and true it's hard to believe he's only thirteen. He did an amazing job!
When I first heard Will Poulter was cast as Gally I was a little shocked to be honest, I would never have pictured him playing Gally, but over the past few months I realised he made an amazing Gally, but seeing the way he brought Gally's character to life especially his rage and jealousy in the movie showed me what a truly amazing actor he is, as that is the exact opposite of Will's personality, he played all that to perfection and completely blew me away with his performance.
Aml Ameen played the role of the leader perfectly, I couldn't have asked for a better Alby. Thomas Sangster definitely did his character Newt justice, I loved his amazing performance as the sweet second in command in the Glade, and his gorgeous accent. He made a terrific Newt! Ki Hong Lee brought the character Minho to life exactly how I pictured him, brave, strong and full of sass. I loved his performance, he really nailed Minhos attitude!
Kaya Scodelario did wonderful job of bringing the charming, sweet but at the same time lethal Teresa to life, and she totally kicked ass as the only girl Glader!
Last but certainly not least, Dylan O'Brien. Dylan's performance in The Maze Runner is one that will not soon be forgotten, his performance was absolutely phenomenal. One could truly agree that Dylan's portrayal of Thomas was so real that watching him on the screen you wouldn't see him as Dylan O'Brien, you would actually see him as Thomas. Dylan's acting in Chucks death scene was incredible and I would have to say his best in the movie. He definitely took his acting to a whole new level in that movie.
Although there were some parts that were very different from the book and some parts that weren't in this book at all, Wes still remained true to James Dashner's original story. All the changes made in the film really made the storyline better as it made the movie move right along. Overall the film was very well done, it was much better than I expected it to be. I'm sure somewhere James Dashner is smiling from ear to ear because Wes brought his aMAZEing book to life so beautifully.
It was just like Wes Ball said, that ending really was "ballsy" as it will leave viewers with many unanswered questions and it will definitely leave you wanting more!
My one word to describe The Maze Runner movie would be, a true MASTERPIECE.