This movie sounded like it would make me dumber just from looking at the poster. Come on, first a movie based off the Battleship board game and now a goddamn maze. What's next, a movie based off a game of hopscotch?
Anyway, I gobble up teenage drama scifi set in the dystopian future like nobody's business so I thought I'd give it a shot.
It was much better than expected. The tribe culture, their stringent rules, the maze itself and the baddies that roam it were all pretty cool with how it all came together. It felt a little rushed at times, but worked well enough.
It's got Jojen Reed from Game of Thrones and Effy from Skins in it, but they play pretty minor parts.
The big reveal at the end was a bit of a cop out though, "oh we wanted to study how developing brains handled stress" or whatever "so we put you in a maze LOL". Also, "PS you're still in the program you just don't know it LOLOL" was a bit silly.. but oh well.
Looking forward to the inevitable sequel!