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The Maze Runner

More teens trying to survive dystopias – and mazes!

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The Maze Runner film

This latest installment in the trend of turning young-adult science-fiction books into movies follows Thomas (Dylan O'Brien), a teenage boy who wakes up in a metal box with no memory of how he got there or who he is. After emerging, he finds himself trapped in a glade surrounded on all sides by a towering maze. The glade is inhabited by other teenage boys, also suffering from amnesia. The maze appears to be their only form of escape, but it also holds untold dangers, and those trapped in it at night are never seen again. This movie is only the first in a planned trilogy, but director Wes Ball's adaptation makes for a thrilling journey, even if by the end, viewers are left with more questions than they had at the start.

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