We saw ‘The Maze Runner’: Here’s why you should be excited
Let’s face it, we’ve all been burned by bad literary adaptations once or twice. Well, two Hypable staffers were lucky enough to see The Maze Runner at San Diego Comic-Con and we are here to reassure you that you won’t be burned by this one.
The cast is absolute perfection.
There aren’t too many films these days that get every casting decision exactly right, but The Maze Runner will surpass even the highest of expectations. Every single actor brings honesty and heart to the Glader they play, and they do so with an energy so genuine you can’t help but fall for each and every one of them. Thomas, Alby, Newt, Chuck, Gally, Minho, and Teresa are all played with so much compassion and ferocity it’s as if they jumped right off the page and onto the screen before you.
The maze is just as huge and scary as you thought it would be.
Readers of the book may be a little wary about how someone could manage to bring the general horror of the maze to life and do the grandeur of it justice, but Wes Ball and the brilliant effects team at work on The Maze Runner far surpassed this reader’s expectations. The maze seems to have a mind of its own as it contorts and collapses around our favorite Gladers, which had us literally hanging onto our seats for dear life. Overall, the maze is dark, forboding, and sets the perfect backdrop for the next item on our list.