I Watched & Liked… Minus a Few Hang-ups – The Maze Runner (Spoiler Alert)

by admin on July 14, 2017

Last night, I watched The Maze Runner, and I still have yet to watch part 2 as I had no idea it was when I started watching there would be much more to come.  That’s cool because I happen to have liked what I saw in the first movie, and here’s why.  It kept me wanting to know WHAT THE HECK?  (“The heck” is all the stuff I haven’t figured out yet in a good, suspenseful way).

 

 

So here’s the beginning, this guy is delivered from what looks like the earth…literally…so I’m thinking the earth is having flipping babies now atop all the global warming.  Anyway, I keep watching as he is elevated up from beneath the ground to the completely sealed off grasslands where he meets others who have been delivered.  Cool.  From there, things get real as he is attacked in the woods by some infected dude who honestly was possessed as ever.

I thought that was the climax and what the movie would end up being about because I immediately went into the mind of The Walking Dead but with a faster sprint and a great grasp on the English language.  Instead, the movie took another twist into the MAZE which is forbidden for anyone but the runners to go into.  The new guy thinks otherwise and heads on in where he ends up near tasty lunch meat by this built, fleshy, robo animal with such an ugly mouth…

Backtracking… the maze is beautiful.  I like it because I’m a maze kind of female.  Give me a good maze on paper, and I will figure it out.  Try and get me to walk through one, that’s another story.

Anyway, there are monsters in the maze, and the new guy is the only one with the guts to go through all the way, no matter what.  He kills one.  What the flip did he do that for because the monsters go to war, coming to the peaceful grasslands and eating humans in a gulp, maybe two.  The decision is then made to split up, some are determined to escape the maze and others are scared to leave.  Of course, I’m leaving with them because that’s where the cameras follow for the movie.

By the time we get through the maze, it turns out that they were a part of an experiment that isn’t over by any means.  As the helicopter rescues them at the end, I got hung up on technicalities stemming from my head.

A. THE HELICOPTERS AND SOLDIERS WERE THERE WAITING FOR THEM…at the DOOR.  “BRUHS, WHY DIDN’T YOU KNOCK IT DOWN BEFORE NOW AND COME IN TO GET US SINCE YOU KNEW WE WERE HERE??  IT’S ONE DOOR! USE A GRENADE OR YOUR FOOT!”

B. THE HELICOPTERS COULD HAVE FLOWN OVER, LANDED IN THE GRASSLANDS AND GOT THEM OUT A LONG TIME AGO.  “BRUHS, YOU HAD THESE HELICOPTERS ALL ALONG??”

C. WHY DIDN’T THE VICTIMS OF THE EXPERIMENT CATCH ON TO ALL THIS CRAP BEFORE BOARDING? IT WAS TOO EASY TO FIGURE OUT…”BRUH…I’M REALLY NOT GETTING IN THIS COPTER.  YOU’RE IN ON THIS MADNESS.”

Maybe, I’ll get my answers as I watch the sequels.  All in all, it’s a great movie in the niche of The Hunger Games which I loved minus that last one.

 

Here is what I’m looking forward to watching this weekend:

And then whenever part 3 comes out, if part 2 is great, I’m watching. I give The Maze Runner 4 out of 5 stars because it’s just the type of movie that makes you keep watching because you want to see the survival or demise of those who are trapped. It’s suspenseful and worthy of all the what the hecks I can give it…in a great way.

 

 

 

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