Plot: Thomas wakes up in an elevator, remembering nothing but his own name. He emerges into a world of about 60 teen boys who have learned to survive in a completely enclosed environment, subsisting on their own agriculture and supplies from below. A new boy arrives every 30 days. The original group has been in “the glade” for two years, trying to find a way to escape through a maze that surrounds their living space. They have begun to give up hope. Then a comatose girl arrives with a strange note, and their world begins to change. There are some great, fast-paced action scenes, particularly those involving the nightmarish Grievers who plague the boys.
Rating: PG-13 (for thematic elements and intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, including some disturbing images)
Directed By: Wes Ball
Written By: James Dashner , Noah Oppenheim , Grant Pierce Myers , T.S. Nowlin
Production Company: 20th Century Fox, Gotham Group
In Theaters: September 19, 2014
On DVD: December 16, 2014
Box Office: $102.3M
Budget: $34,000,000 (estimated)
Runtime: 1 hr. 54 min.