The Maze Runner

You may ask yourself, well, how did I get here?  Months after watching The Maze Runner, I feel a lot like the main character.  I can’t remember much.

The film jettisons narrative in favor of a loosely stitched collection of heavy handed simulacra reminding viewers that they are watching a dystopian film.  In that sense, a symptomatic reading of The Maze Runner could give it value as a harbinger of our own unfolding apocalypse.  That said, I think I might have mindlessly enjoyed portions of the movie.  I have no idea what it is like to be a parent, but I do not think this film is suitable for children who might mistake it for something other than a commodity.

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