REVIEW: The Maze Runner

Robert Greenberger

Robert Greenberger is best known to comics fans as the editor of Who's Who In The DC Universe, Suicide Squad, and Doom Patrol. He's written and edited several Star Trek novels and is the author of The Essential Batman Encyclopedia. He's known for his work as an editor for Comics Scene, Starlog, and Weekly World News, as well as holding executive positions at both Marvel Comics and DC Comics.

3 Responses

  1. hm says:

    “A girl surrounded by a bunch of teenagers who haven’t seen a female in years and no one tries to befriend, touch, kiss, or romance her? Absurd. ”

    How is that absurd? She came with the message that she’s the last one ever. They won’t receive supplies from the box anymore, and she’s the FIRST EVER girl to arrive at a place which only ever had guys. Not to mention that she was the first person to remember something when she came up, and ever since Thomas arrived, things have been changing. Their world is crumbling and you think they’ll be preoccupied with romance? Now that’s absurd.

  2. Anna says:

    Couldn’t agree more with the previous comment. I find it so funny that these types of movies are absolutely hounded for including romantic story lines, and this one didn’t. Yet now people are complaining that they didn’t include creepy, sexually-charged advances from the boys toward Teresa? The boys did befriend her and show interest in her, just not the perverted type that apparently so many people thought would be a good use of screen time. I think it was very clear that there were more important things going on. People complain when there is any romantic story, and now complain when they don’t include it? These movies just can’t seem to win.

  3. Edith V. says:

    Why did you spoil the ending?

    If you don’t like YA movies don’t see them, nobody is forcing you but don’t spoil the ending just because you feel there are too many dystopias in the market. Clearly a lot of people like this kind of movies. They are REFRESHING compared to the predictability of Marvel movies in which you know the hero or the sidekick will never die and in which there’s always a kiss scene.
    Maze runner doesn’t have a kiss scene and you don’t like it? Stick to your Comic movies then because just as taxes the kiss scene is a must in that subgenre.

    “Now, I admit, far too many films adhere to the predictable three act structure but in this sub-genre, the seams are far more obvious with a lot less variety”

    Wrong , way more variety than comic based adaptations that, unless they are directed by Christopher Nolan you can predict from beginning to end.

    This kind of bias demerits your credibility. Use the same standard to review the dozen of marvel movies that we’ll get if you don’t want to look like an uninformed jerk.