in about 100 words or less
US 113m, Colour
Director: Wes Ball; Cast: Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Ki Hong Lee, Will Poulter, Patricia Clarkson
The Maze Runner is a young adult post-apocalyptic science fiction film about a group of boys trapped within an enormous ever-changing maze which threatens to kill them if they attempt to escape. Not knowing why they have been placed within the labyrinth, the inhabitants establish a ranked society which is challenged by a new arrival. Playing with a Lord of the Flies theme, the surprisingly suspenseful Maze Runner eventually reveals most of its secrets (Klaus Ming December 2015).