The Maze Runner (2014)

Awakening in an elevator, remembering nothing of his past, Thomas emerges into a world of about thirty teenage boys, all without past memories, who have learned to survive under their own set of rules in a completely enclosed environment, subsisting on their own agriculture and supplies. With a new boy arriving every thirty days, the group has been in "The Glade" for three years, trying to find a way to escape through the Maze that surrounds their living space (patrolled by cyborg monsters named 'Grievers'). They have begun to give up hope when a comatose girl arrives with a strange note, and their world begins to change with the boys dividing into two factions: those willing to risk their lives to escape and those wanting to hang onto what they've got and survive.

Our Rating: 7/10
Watchability: 6/10
Tagline: Remember. Survive. Run.

Release Date: 2014-09-19
IMDb icon 6.8/10
  • Country: USA, UK
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 153
  • Budget: $34,000,000
  • Revenue: Cumulative Worldwide $348,319,861

So, how does the movie end??

Thomas gets frustrated, and one day when the Maze Runners won't make it out in time, he decides to run into the maze and join them. The walls close behind him, locking Thomas, Minho and an injured Alby for the night.

Thomas helps to hoist Alby to safety, before a mechanical spider creature called a Griever starts to attack.

They try to run away, before Thomas leads the Griever into a set of closing walls.

Next morning the maze opens ... and the runners are standing there, victorious.

Gally is furious with Thomas. As they argue, the elevator reaches the surface - this time with a girl, with a note saying that she's the last one ever. And she speaks Thomas's name before she passes out.

Other boys go back to the Maze and retrieve parts of the Griever. Thomas is punished, but next day he and Minho return to the Maze and to section 7 with a GPS part of the Griever. They use it to unlock a new part of the Maze but need to hurry out.

Outside, the Maze opens and Grievers rush out to attack the boys. Only a few survive. Thomas uses a syringe from a Griever to help him remember - that he is one of the bad guys.

This divides the group. Thomas leads his group back into the maze and to the section they unlocked earlier. Grievers attack, again, but they unlock an exit with a number sequence and exit into a corridor. They enter a lab, but find that it's been attacked recently and all the scientists are dead - a video plays by the Leader, telling them that she is sorry for the experiments but there has been a disease on earth and they are the hope for a cure.

Gally somehow shows up and tries to shoot them, before he is stabbed and killed. Soldiers then arrive and take them away in choppers, flying out of a city surrounding the maze.

Next, the Leader wipes off blood to reveal her death was faked, and tells the people around her that the experiment has worked.

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