History YMMV / TheMazeRunner

24th Apr '16 10:08:16 AM Anddrix
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* HoYay: a boy-only group of teenagers locked up for years? James Dashner was litteraly asking for it.

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* HoYay: a boy-only group of teenagers locked up for years? James Dashner was litteraly asking for it.



** 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 mentionned. Could easily be interpreted as more than simple friendship.
** Alby and Newt lead the Glade together and can easily be seen as a couple instead of a regular duo : Newt's hurt reaction when a recovering Alby wants to talk to Thomas only, [[spoiler: the heart-breaking way he strongly reacts when Alby dies]]... James Dashner has actually teased at them in fan Q&As.

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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 mentionned.mentioned. Could easily be interpreted as more than simple friendship.
** Alby and Newt lead the Glade together and can easily be seen as a couple instead of a regular duo : duo: Newt's hurt reaction when a recovering Alby wants to talk to Thomas only, [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the heart-breaking way he strongly reacts when Alby dies]]... James Dashner has actually teased at them in fan Q&As.
24th Apr '16 3:54:09 AM Shinrin
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* HoYay:

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* HoYay: a boy-only group of teenagers locked up for years? James Dashner was litteraly asking for it.



%% ** Alby and Newt. James Dashner has actually teased at them in fan Q&As.

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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 mentionned. Could easily be interpreted as more than simple friendship.
** Alby and Newt.Newt lead the Glade together and can easily be seen as a couple instead of a regular duo : Newt's hurt reaction when a recovering Alby wants to talk to Thomas only, [[spoiler: the heart-breaking way he strongly reacts when Alby dies]]... James Dashner has actually teased at them in fan Q&As.
16th Apr '16 7:36:09 AM Anddrix
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Minho was very well-received for being a non-[[AsianAndNerdy stereotypical]] portrayal of an Asian teenager - who's fully-rounded, heroic and gets plenty of badass moments.
15th Apr '16 11:46:35 AM Anddrix
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15th Apr '16 11:35:56 AM Anddrix
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* AngstWhatAngst:
** None of the other kids in the second film resent Thomas for [[spoiler: getting Winston killed]] or call him out for forcing them to fend for themselves in a desert.
** Likewise after [[spoiler: Theresa betrays them to WICKED]], Thomas immediately decides to go back and help. He doesn't show any angst about all the people who got killed as a result. This is in stark contrast to the book where, although he forgives her, he can't trust her anymore. What's more is that in the book [[spoiler: Theresa is being forced to betray them by WICKED, and in the film she just chooses to do so]].



* HilariousInHindsight:
** Patricia Clarkson being head of a dystopian government project is hilarious to anyone who's seen her in ''Film/ShutterIsland'' - where her character claims to be trying to stop such a thing from happening.
** Will Poulter's character misses out on [[spoiler: getting lost in the wilderness after his death]]. In ''Film/TheRevenant'' he's finally included in a trek across the wilderness.
* IdiotPlot: The second movie has Thomas essentially rounding his friends out into the wilderness with no plan, no provisions and no knowledge of the area. He's a kid yes, but he doesn't seem to think at all.
* JerkassWoobie: The film turns Gally into one. While still an antagonist, he seems to genuinely care for everyone and just wants everyone to be safe. [[spoiler: As such, he's very much AlasPoorVillain]].
* OneSceneWonder: There's Lilli Taylor as Mary in the second film.
* {{Sequelitis}}: The first film was well-received for being considerably smarter than a lot of the other YA adaptations. The second film was viewed as a huge step down, with no emphasis on character development and for it being an InNameOnly adaptation of the second book. Time will tell if this is a SophomoreSlump or not.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: The second book's plot is actually pretty good - WICKED manipulating the teens into the second stage of the trials. Everything the teens go through - including [[spoiler: Theresa's betrayal]] is engineered by WICKED. The film however is more of a RandomEventsPlot with no CharacterDevelopment and overemphasis on action scenes.
* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: In the second film, Theresa [[spoiler: betrays the group to WICKED. She does it of her own free will, unlike in the book where she's being forced to. She's given a FreudianExcuse and the movie tries to play her sympathetically. Even though she condemns hundreds of people to death as a result]].
14th Apr '16 8:46:07 AM fearlessnikki
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!! The films:

* AngstWhatAngst:
** None of the other kids in the second film resent Thomas for [[spoiler: getting Winston killed]] or call him out for forcing them to fend for themselves in a desert.
** Likewise after [[spoiler: Theresa betrays them to WICKED]], Thomas immediately decides to go back and help. He doesn't show any angst about all the people who got killed as a result. This is in stark contrast to the book where, although he forgives her, he can't trust her anymore. What's more is that in the book [[spoiler: Theresa is being forced to betray them by WICKED, and in the film she just chooses to do so]].
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Minho was very well-received for being a non-[[AsianAndNerdy stereotypical]] portrayal of an Asian teenager - who's fully-rounded, heroic and gets plenty of badass moments.
* HilariousInHindsight:
** Patricia Clarkson being head of a dystopian government project is hilarious to anyone who's seen her in ''Film/ShutterIsland'' - where her character claims to be trying to stop such a thing from happening.
** Will Poulter's character misses out on [[spoiler: getting lost in the wilderness after his death]]. In ''Film/TheRevenant'' he's finally included in a trek across the wilderness.
* IdiotPlot: The second movie has Thomas essentially rounding his friends out into the wilderness with no plan, no provisions and no knowledge of the area. He's a kid yes, but he doesn't seem to think at all.
* JerkassWoobie: The film turns Gally into one. While still an antagonist, he seems to genuinely care for everyone and just wants everyone to be safe. [[spoiler: As such, he's very much AlasPoorVillain]].
* OneSceneWonder: There's Lilli Taylor as Mary in the second film.
* {{Sequelitis}}: The first film was well-received for being considerably smarter than a lot of the other YA adaptations. The second film was viewed as a huge step down, with no emphasis on character development and for it being an InNameOnly adaptation of the second book. Time will tell if this is a SophomoreSlump or not.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: The second book's plot is actually pretty good - WICKED manipulating the teens into the second stage of the trials. Everything the teens go through - including [[spoiler: Theresa's betrayal]] is engineered by WICKED. The film however is more of a RandomEventsPlot with no CharacterDevelopment and overemphasis on action scenes.
* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: In the second film, Theresa [[spoiler: betrays the group to WICKED. She does it of her own free will, unlike in the book where she's being forced to. She's given a FreudianExcuse and the movie tries to play her sympathetically. Even though she condemns hundreds of people to death as a result]].
7th Apr '16 2:10:27 AM Anddrix
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!!The Films
%% * GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Minho's made the film very popular with South Koreans.
* MoralEventHorizon: Gally wanting Thomas to answer for his actions? Acceptable. [[spoiler:Gally wanting to feed him to the Grievers with no way to defend himself? Not so much]].
* WhatAnIdiot: Thomas has just been dumped in the glade and is greeted by its inhabitants.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' This being a song and dance all these characters are well acquainted with, Thomas would be sat down (by force if necessary), then told in detail the exact conditions of his new life. It is in their absolute best interests to make sure every new person that pops up becomes a contributing member of their society after all.\\
'''Instead:''' The characters only give the barest of explanations as to what's going on, pointedly refusing to even ''mention'' the maze, and then they act like it's his fault when he gets curious about it. The only reason they behave this way is because the alternative would have been a clunky exposition dump.
25th Feb '16 8:03:37 AM creader
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* TheUntwist:
** The "this person we thought was our ally was actually working for WICKED!" plot twist is so overused in the last two books that it's honestly more surprising when someone or something ''doesn't'' turn out to secretly be part of WICKED's machinations.

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* TheUntwist:
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TheUntwist: The "this person we thought was our ally was actually working for WICKED!" plot twist is so overused in the last two books that it's honestly more surprising when someone or something ''doesn't'' turn out to secretly be part of WICKED's machinations.
17th Jan '16 12:50:30 PM Anddrix
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* ParanoiaFuel: Given TheUntwist mentioned below, the books really push the idea that everything that happens is actually one of WICKED's machinations, making one wonder how one would feel if one's life was also entirely managed by unseen [[MadScientist Mad Scientists]]. It doesn't help that, by the end, [[spoiler:everything that happened was pretty much what WICKED, or at least its leader, wanted anyway]].

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* ParanoiaFuel: Given TheUntwist mentioned below, the The books really push the idea that everything that happens is actually one of WICKED's machinations, making one wonder how one would feel if one's life was also entirely managed by unseen [[MadScientist Mad Scientists]].{{Mad Scientist}}s. It doesn't help that, by the end, [[spoiler:everything that happened was pretty much what WICKED, or at least its leader, wanted anyway]].
16th Jan '16 2:14:38 PM phylos
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* ParanoiaFuel: Given TheUntwist mentioned below, the books really push the idea that everything that happens is actually one of WICKED's machinations, making one wonder how one would feel if one's life was also entirely managed by unseen [[MadScientist Mad Scientists]]. It doesn't help that, by the end, [[spoiler:everything that happened was pretty much what WICKED, or at least its leader, wanted anyway]].
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