History YMMV / TheMazeRunner

19th Mar '18 7:54:56 PM 70sDavidTennantFan
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: In the first two films, Thomas is given the vast majority of the screen time, meaning Newt, Teresa, and Minho don't get near as many memorable scenes as they deserve (and got in the books). This was a problem with fans and critics, especially those who prefer them to Thomas. Luckily, this is amended in the last movie (and in the second movie somewhat for Teresa). Newt gets an emotional and dynamic character arc with his [[spoiler: transformation into a crank]] and some of the best acting in the movie, Minho gets to do more than snark for a change in the scenes where he's being tortured by WCKD, and we get to see Teresa's caring spirit and conflicting emotions as she works to find a cure for the Flare.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: In the first two films, Thomas is given the vast majority of the screen time, meaning Newt, Teresa, and Minho and other characters don't get near as many memorable scenes as they deserve (and got in the books). This was a problem with fans and critics, especially those who prefer them to Thomas. Luckily, this is amended in the last movie (and in the second movie somewhat for Teresa). Newt gets an emotional and dynamic character arc with his [[spoiler: transformation into a crank]] and some of the best acting in the movie, Minho gets to do more than snark for a change in the scenes where he's being tortured by WCKD, and we get to see Teresa's caring spirit and conflicting emotions as she works to find a cure for the Flare.
19th Mar '18 7:53:36 PM 70sDavidTennantFan
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*TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: In the first two films, Thomas is given the vast majority of the screen time, meaning Newt, Teresa, and Minho don't get near as many memorable scenes as they deserve (and got in the books). This was a problem with fans and critics, especially those who prefer them to Thomas. Luckily, this is amended in the last movie (and in the second movie somewhat for Teresa). Newt gets an emotional and dynamic character arc with his [[spoiler: transformation into a crank]] and some of the best acting in the movie, Minho gets to do more than snark for a change in the scenes where he's being tortured by WCKD, and we get to see Teresa's caring spirit and conflicting emotions as she works to find a cure for the Flare.
26th Feb '18 3:43:55 PM 70sDavidTennantFan
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* SpotlightStealingSquad: If you ask a Maze Runner fan who their favorite character is, 9/10 times they will say Newt {{StoicWoobie}}. Thanks to his memorable one-liners {{FountainOfMemes}}, tragic backstory {{BungledSuicide}}, and likable personality {{TheHeart}} (the fact that he's played by Thomas Brodie-Sangster {{PrettyBoy}}doesn't hurt either), he has a ton of fangirls {{Estrogen Brigade}}, and even critics of the characters have said he was one of the few they liked. Minho {{Deadpan Snarker}} is also one to a lesser extent.

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* SpotlightStealingSquad: If you ask a Maze Runner fan who their favorite character is, 9/10 times they will say Newt {{StoicWoobie}}. Newt{{StoicWoobie}}. Thanks to his memorable one-liners {{FountainOfMemes}}, tragic backstory {{BungledSuicide}}, backstory{{BungledSuicide}}, and likable personality {{TheHeart}} personality{{TheHeart}} (the fact that he's played by Thomas Brodie-Sangster {{PrettyBoy}}doesn't Brodie-Sangster{{PrettyBoy}} doesn't hurt either), he has a ton of fangirls {{Estrogen fangirls{{Estrogen Brigade}}, and even critics of the characters have said he was one of the few they liked. Minho {{Deadpan Minho{{Deadpan Snarker}} is also one to a lesser extent.
26th Feb '18 3:42:01 PM 70sDavidTennantFan
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*SpotlightStealingSquad: If you ask a Maze Runner fan who their favorite character is, 9/10 times they will say Newt {{StoicWoobie}}. Thanks to his memorable one-liners {{FountainOfMemes}}, tragic backstory {{BungledSuicide}}, and likable personality {{TheHeart}} (the fact that he's played by Thomas Brodie-Sangster {{PrettyBoy}}doesn't hurt either), he has a ton of fangirls {{Estrogen Brigade}}, and even critics of the characters have said he was one of the few they liked. Minho {{Deadpan Snarker}} is also one to a lesser extent.
25th Feb '18 5:03:32 PM 70sDavidTennantFan
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*FanPreferredPairing: You'd be hard pressed to find someone who actually ships Brenda with Thomas, as is implied to be canon. Arguably the most popular ship in the fandom is Thomas and Newt (Newtmas), and those who don't ship that usually pair Thomas with either Teresa (Thomesa) or Minho (Thominho).
11th Feb '18 12:44:52 PM ACW
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*CompleteMonster: [[DragonInChief Assistant Director Janson]], debuting in [[Film/MazeRunnerTheScorchTrials the second film]], is a cold, self-serving man who serves as the chief operative of WCKD, helping to oversee the Maze experiments with many dozens of children immune to the Flare virus exposed to the horrors of WCKD's Mazes, with countless numbers of them killed. Trying to trick the survivors into letting their organs be harvested under the false pretense of giving them refuge and aiding in an attack on the Right Arm while personally executing Mary, one of their leaders, Janson comes into his own in ''[[Film/MazeRunnerTheDeathCure The Death Cure]]'', where he becomes even more ruthless in trying to procure a cure to the Flare. Janson orders a crowd of protesters fired on by cannons to get at Thomas, smugly implores Thomas to shoot Teresa when he takes her at gunpoint, and having Thomas's friend Minho exposed to [[MindRape horrible, potentially lethal psychological experiments]] to lure him out. Janson ultimately [[spoiler:murders WCKD's head Dr. Paige]] himself and, with the cure revealed to be in Thomas's blood, reveals his true goal to [[AGodAmI build a future of his own design]] by selecting who gets to be cured while leaving all the rest of humanity to be driven insane and slowly die from the Flare. Even in an organization of mad scientists with little regards to [[WellIntentionedExtremist how far they have to plunge to root out a cure to the Flare]], Janson stands out as an utter sociopath with no scruples or benevolent intentions whatsoever.
28th Jan '18 5:44:20 PM mlsmithca
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** Actually, the immune system ''is'' linked to the brain--but that makes the idea of ''stress-testing'' people who are immune to find a cure even worse, since one of those links means that the more stressed you are, the worse your immune system works. Not that any of this would help if they're Immune because of a genetic mutation causing the virus to just not be able to get its foot in the door.
26th Jan '18 7:04:37 PM 70sDavidTennantFan
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** Newt seems to get fond of Thomas incredibly quickly, shows affection in various ways and shows signs of jealousy repeatedly when Teresa or Brenda are mentioned. Could easily be interpreted as more than simple friendship.

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** Newt seems to get fond of Thomas incredibly quickly, shows affection in various ways and shows signs of jealousy repeatedly when Teresa or Brenda are mentioned. Could easily be interpreted as more than simple friendship. It's played up quite a bit in the films, especially when Newt aggressively accuses Thomas of still caring about Teresa. Could be interpreted as just an effect of the Flare, but it could also be jealousy.
3rd Jan '18 8:04:59 PM AnoSa
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** Actually, the immune system ''is'' linked to the brain--but that makes the idea of ''stress-testing'' people who are immune to find a cure even worse, since one of those links means that the more stressed you are, the worse your immune system works. Not that any of this would help if they're Immune because of a genetic mutation causing the virus to just not be able to get its foot in the door.
24th Sep '17 4:47:42 AM The12thDoctor
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* YMMV/{{The Maze Runner|2014}}
* YMMV/MazeRunnerTheScorchTrials
* ''Maze Runner: The Death Cure'':
** TearJerker: [[https://www.instagram.com/p/BRUD5fEF1Hs/ This Instagram post, by author James Dashner, of most of the cast at a restaurant before filming resumed.]] The saddening thing is not the idea of them celebrating during [[GrandFinale the final]] ''Maze Runner'' film, it's the first part of the caption that was added along with the image, combining CringeComedy and {{Foreshadowing}} for book fans towards one of the most saddening moments of ''The Death Cure'': [[spoiler:Newt's pleading, final words for Thomas to MercyKill him, as the former has become a Crank. Thomas eventually does it with great remorse afterwards]].
-->''"[[spoiler:[[BaitAndSwitch Please, Tommy, please.... pass the salt]]]]. Good to see these guys back together!!!"''
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* YMMV/{{The ''YMMV/{{The Maze Runner|2014}}
Runner|2014}}''
* YMMV/MazeRunnerTheScorchTrials
''YMMV/MazeRunnerTheScorchTrials''
* ''Maze Runner: The Death Cure'':
** TearJerker: [[https://www.instagram.com/p/BRUD5fEF1Hs/ This Instagram post, by author James Dashner, of most of the cast at a restaurant before filming resumed.]] The saddening thing is not the idea of them celebrating during [[GrandFinale the final]] ''Maze Runner'' film, it's the first part of the caption that was added along with the image, combining CringeComedy and {{Foreshadowing}} for book fans towards one of the most saddening moments of ''The Death Cure'': [[spoiler:Newt's pleading, final words for Thomas to MercyKill him, as the former has become a Crank. Thomas eventually does it with great remorse afterwards]].
-->''"[[spoiler:[[BaitAndSwitch Please, Tommy, please.... pass the salt]]]]. Good to see these guys back together!!!"''
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''YMMV/MazeRunnerTheDeathCure''
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