The Maze Runner Quotes by James Dashner
The Maze Runner Series
The Maze Runner is a American dystopian science fiction film directed by Wes Ball , in his directorial debut , based on James Dashner 's novel of the same name. Critics considered it to be better than most young adult book-to-film adaptations. A teenager wakes up inside an underground elevator with no memory of his identity. A group of male youths greet him in a large grassy area called the "Glade" enclosed by tall stone walls. The boys "Gladers" have formed a rudimentary society, with each assuming specialized tasks. Their leader, Alby, says that every boy eventually recalls his name but not his past.
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Inside the Maze Runner: The Guide to the Glade is a movie-companion novel containing many pictures from The Maze Runner film and information regarding the Gladers and the movie's cast. It was published on October 6th, - As young-adult franchises go, The Maze Runner has always had a grab-bag, bargain-bin quality to it. The first Maze Runner, released in , was set entirely within—you might want to sit down for this—a huge maze, populated by a coterie of athletic young male amnesiacs.
In the opening scene of The Maze Runner , our uniquely special protagonist Thomas wakes up on a zooming elevator with his mind wiped clean of memories. Mild spoilers in the service of trying to figure out what the hell is going on. That explained nothing. Is this just more YA dystopia? Sort of. Roaming around the maze are Grievers — half goopy spider, half machine creatures — which can kill you. So, why are they running?