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The Maze Runner (2014)

Dir: Wes Ball -  Cast: Dylan O'Brien (Thomas), Will Poulter (Gally), Kaya Scodelario (Teresa), Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Newt), Patricia Clackson (Ava Paige), Ki Hong Lee (Minho), Aml Ameen (Alby), Blake Cooper (Chuck)
The umpteenth dystopian movie set in a post-apocalyptic world featuring young actors, but it’s a good one. The approach is darker and the atmosphere creepier than in most other juvenile book-to-movie adaptations in recent memory. With shades of Alien(s) and (the novel) Lord of the Flies this is as close to a horror movie as this new sub genre will ever get.

It’s the story about a young adult, Thomas, who arrives in a strange, railed-off world called the Glade, a grassy area surrounded by high walls. He doesn’t know who he is, nor where he comes from. It turns out that every month a boy of his age arrives in the Glade without having any specific recollections of the past. The Glade is surrounded by a gigantic maze which may (or may not) provide the only …