Movie/TV Show vs Book (#11): The Maze Runner

The Book

The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, #1)

The Maze Runner is the first book in a young-adult post-apocalyptic dystopian science fiction pentalogy of the same name by James Dashner.[1][2]The novel was published on October 7, 2009, by Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House, and was made into a 2014 major motion picture by 20th Century Fox.

Source: Wikipedia

I read the Maze Runner a while ago and I didn’t enjoy it. It took me nearly a month to finish it and I almost abandoned the rest of the series. I liked the concept but the execution didn’t appeal to me. I don’t know if it was the pace, the writing style or my mood at the time that played a part in me not liking it but it was enough for me not to spare even a second glance at the remainder of the series.

The Movie

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The Maze Runner is a 2014 American dystopian science fiction action thriller film directed by Wes Ball, in his directorial debut, based on James Dashner‘s 2009 novel of the same name.

Source: Wikipedia

I recently watched The Maze Runner movie and I loved it! I was a bit skeptical and I had tried watching it before but I gave up only 10 minutes in. I decided to give it one more chance, knowing I was going to right a post about it and I’m glad I did because I thought it was amazing. There were obvious changes from the book and the movie (Thomas and Teresa’s mind link thing?) but I found myself not minding that much.

The Decision

The movie. Definitely the movie. While I won’t ever re-read the book (not even to see if I’ll like it the second time around), I would re-watch the movie anytime, for sure. Separating the book and the movie is a better way to watch it because there are quite a few changes but I don’t think it takes away from the original story. If I’m being honest, The movie really helped with me wanting to continue with the series.


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