The previous film ended on a high note, making people want more in this sequel.
Is The Maze Runner a Superhero Movie?
The Maze Runner may not be as blatant as divergent, but it is undoubtedly lazier in cultivating a big success. While the superheroes have had their various stages of development (initial boom, shared universes), which pushes filmmakers to try new things, a young adult has a unique setting – Hunger Games imitation. Since that series became a company of billions of dollars, everyone is still trying to make a profit, no matter how sloppy it looks.
Books can only assume that they inspired them, it may seem that it is ticking all the necessary boxes, but it is missing the essence required to build a solid fan base. The Maze Runner is painfully vague about what this future is for narrative tension precisely.
The plot is thus very fractured and choppy and highly dependent on knowing the first film’s events. The basic idea is that the children who survived the deadly maze (incidentally, why they were in the maze is still unanswered) are fleeing and a company with a terrible public relations department. When you think about it, that’s both the premise and plot – a minimal story really goes for much of the runtime, and when it does, you will invariably feel incidental twenty minutes later.
Amid the insubstantial differences, there are many sudden action scenes to create thrilling moments, mainly involving our large group of heroes running around fleeing from the bad guys. It is empty, exhausting, and built almost entirely on convenience, ensuring that you are never involved after the sudden lurch into motion.
At one point, a character says he’s tired of running.
“You and me both, bro.”
Occasionally you will get a burst of originality from the movie – a cold chamber angle here or there, a borderline exciting idea – but you are rendered worthless by a terrible story that does not understand the events or characters.
After the movie, one of my friends tried to explain the plot to me, and he even seemed to struggle to find meaning and purpose in it. I cannot blame him – the film is all set up, with only a brief climax serving as an interlude before the creation of the upcoming film. And, of course, that once again involves a lot of dangling plot threads.
I’m tired of watching episodic films, where one story stretched over several films ten years apart. Yes, superhero movies are now, to some extent, interconnected with continuity, but at least there’s still an attempt to tell a separate story. The Scorch trials are just a bridge between the beginning and the end that we call half by the pure placement of actual content rather than narrative.
The Maze Runner is still intrinsic to answer your questions, which is not for another year; it will probably take longer. Do not be surprised if they announce the final book, divided into two parts at the last minute. You know so that they can tell this story in a better way.
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