Tuesday, February 3, 2015

From Page-To-Screen: The Maze Runner

This is a little late, as I saw this movie at least two weeks ago, but since then I’ve had the film mulling over in my mind. When I saw the movie I was not in the right state of mind to form the right sort of opinion on the movie.

The Maze Runner.

You see I pride myself on not being one of those people that will condemn a page-to-screen adaptation just because cuts needed to be made. I understand that pacing and timing are vital parts of success for any film. But I also REFUSE to be one of those girls that swoons over the main actor/actress thus the film can have no flaws because “so and so” is playing the lead.

But it has been two weeks since I’ve seen the movie and since then I’ve come to the conclusion that the film was actually a bit of a disappointment to me. The casting was fine, I have no major complaints there, and visually the maze, The Glade, everything was amazing!

I think my biggest complaint is that it just did not really peak my interest. I found it too easy to scroll through Twitter or Tumblr on my phone and let the movie play in the background. The excitement in the book did not necessarily transfer to the big screen and it fell a little flat in my mind.

I’m contemplating giving the move a second chance; to watch it and really pay attention the entire way through. But there’s no promise that I will.

As it stands this particular movie is not my favorite page-to-screen adaptation and I am even less inclined to read the next book or see the next movie. Only time will tell!

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