On a side note:
Okay, I feel terrible. I feel as if I completely and utterly abandoned this blog, but there are times when I simply have no idea what to write about. It’s not even that there isn’t a multitude of films, TV shows and books to gush about, but I just don’t have it in me to actually write a single word down. Yet, as always when I should do something entirely different, I suddenly feel the urge to post something. So, apologies for letting you all down for such a long time and I hope you enjoy the following post:
Now to the Maze Runner Series!
I read all three books in the series (which include The Maze Runner, The Scorch Trials and The Death Cure) written by James Dashner, but I couldn’t bring myself to read the prequel The Kill Order too. In the end those were my thoughts about the book (and I think I am not spoiling something major here):
I am thoroughly disappointed!
In my opinion there was absolutely no point to Teresa (Am I the only one thinking that? She was in a coma or somewhere else entirely most of the series!) or Brenda for that matter. She just waltzed in in the second book and suddenly she’s a major character. I don’t get it. Maybe Dashner wanted to have some sort of female character in there, but in my opinion that experiment failed completely.
The resolution of the story was alright, I guess. I think the best part about the books were Minho and Newt (not exactly main characters for everyone who hasn’t read the book yet). And Thomas … what can I say about Thomas. It seems that to him, everybody was his close friend and simply everyone betrayed him. He definitely isn’t my favourite, but I somewhat tollerated him.
I just feel like there are still so many questions left and the last book in general felt like it took forever to get to the point. I got used to people randomly dying one after the other, but that should have made the story more exciting, but it didn’t do anything for me.
In the end, I think that I liked the first book (The Maze Runner) the best and felt like it was going downwards from then on, BUT I am really excited about the movie. I can already tell from the trailer, that they canged a lot of the story (maybe to the better?). Some of my favourite actors and actresses star in the film, such as Dylan O’Brien or Kaya Scodelario. I am so looking forward to that! The other cast members include: Thomas Sangster, Will Poulter, Aml Ameen, Jacob Latimore, Ki Hong Lee, …
The release date is set for September this year and below you can now watch the first trailer for the movie. Tell me what you think? Did you read the books? Are you excited for the movie? What’s on your mind?