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** It's worth noting that his treatment is still infinitely better than it was in the original book, where characters were distant at best and hostile at worst when he came around asking questions. Not to mention that Thomas is said to be unlike the others and curious, implying that the group give each new member time to calm down and settle before explaining everything.

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** It's worth noting that his treatment is still infinitely better than it was in the original book, where characters were distant at best and hostile at worst when he came around asking questions. Not to mention that questions.
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Thomas is said to be unlike the others and curious, in how curious he os, implying that the group give each new member time to calm down and settle before explaining everything.


** It's worth noting that his treatment is still infinitely better than it was in the original book, where characters were distant at best and hostile at worst when he came around asking questions.

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** It's worth noting that his treatment is still infinitely better than it was in the original book, where characters were distant at best and hostile at worst when he came around asking questions. Not to mention that Thomas is said to be unlike the others and curious, implying that the group give each new member time to calm down and settle before explaining everything.

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** It's worth noting that his treatment is still infinitely better than it was in the original book, where characters were distant at best and hostile at worst when he came around asking questions.


** And those who only knew Will Poulter for ''Film/TheVoyageOfTheDawnTreader'' and ''Film/WereTheMillers'', he turns in a layered performance that changes Gally from straight up antagonist to AntiVillain. [[spoiler:His death is very much AlasPoorVillain]].

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** And those who only knew Will Poulter Creator/WillPoulter for ''Film/TheVoyageOfTheDawnTreader'' and ''Film/WereTheMillers'', he turns in a layered performance that changes Gally from straight up antagonist to AntiVillain. [[spoiler:His death is very much AlasPoorVillain]].


** If one looks at Alby before he's stung, he seems to be a similar WellIntentionedExtremist to Gally. After all the rules are his idea - including banishing those who have been stung to the maze. Could Alby have gone off the deep end like Gally if the situation had been different?
** It's also not hard to look at Gally's motivations as being mere jealousy - as Thomas seems to assume a de-facto leader role after Alby is stung. Gally's real dislike doesn't come into play until after the others are cheering him on for saving Alby. So it's possible Gally is just jealous of Thomas's desire to do something and the fact that he can motivate the others to follow him while Gally can't - and he just hides behind his 'keeping everyone safe' reasoning.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Minho is one of the favourite characters of the film, due to his display of badassery at numerous points and being a [[AsianAndNerdy non]] [[AsianSpeekeeEngrish stereotypical]] [[MagicalAsian Asian]] character.
* SugarWiki/FunnyMoments: When Teresa wakes up, Thomas finds her at the top of a lookout tower - throwing anything she can find at the boys below to keep them away. It provides much needed comic relief in such a serious story.
--> '''Chuck:''' Girls are ''awesome''.

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** If one looks at Alby before he's stung, he seems to be a similar WellIntentionedExtremist to Gally. After all the rules are his idea - -- including banishing those who have been stung to the maze. Could Alby have gone off the deep end like Gally if the situation had been different?
** It's also not hard to look at Gally's motivations as being mere jealousy - -- as Thomas seems to assume a de-facto leader role after Alby is stung. Gally's real dislike doesn't come into play until after the others are cheering him on for saving Alby. So it's possible Gally is just jealous of Thomas's desire to do something and the fact that he can motivate the others to follow him while Gally can't - -- and he just hides behind his 'keeping "keeping everyone safe' safe" reasoning.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Minho is one of the favourite favorite characters of the film, due to his display of badassery at numerous points and being a [[AsianAndNerdy non]] [[AsianSpeekeeEngrish non]]-[[AsianSpeekeeEngrish stereotypical]] [[MagicalAsian Asian]] character.
* SugarWiki/FunnyMoments: When Teresa wakes up, Thomas finds her at the top of a lookout tower - -- throwing anything she can find at the boys below to keep them away. It provides much needed comic relief in such a serious story.
--> '''Chuck:''' -->'''Chuck:''' Girls are ''awesome''.



* HarsherInHindsight: Seeing Thomas duck and dive under so many Grievers is a little hard to watch with the knowledge that Dylan O'Brien was severely injured doing stunts on the third film - delaying its production for months.

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* HarsherInHindsight: Seeing Thomas duck and dive under so many Grievers is a little hard to watch with the knowledge that Dylan O'Brien was severely injured doing stunts on the third film - -- delaying its production for months.



** And those who only knew Will Poulter for ''Film/TheVoyageOfTheDawnTreader'' and ''Film/WereTheMillers'', he turns in a layered performance that changes Gally from straight up antagonist to AntiVillain. [[spoiler: His death is very much AlasPoorVillain]].

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** And those who only knew Will Poulter for ''Film/TheVoyageOfTheDawnTreader'' and ''Film/WereTheMillers'', he turns in a layered performance that changes Gally from straight up antagonist to AntiVillain. [[spoiler: His [[spoiler:His death is very much AlasPoorVillain]].



** There's Ben being forced to go back into the maze because he's been stung. No one wants to do it, but it has to be done to protect everyone else. Thomas and Minho later find what are clearly remnants of his clothes, implying a Griever killed him.

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** There's Ben being forced to go back into the maze because he's been stung. No one No-one wants to do it, but it has to be done to protect everyone else. Thomas and Minho later find what are clearly remnants of his clothes, implying a Griever killed him.



-->'''Gally:''' We can't leave.\\

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-->'''Gally:''' --->'''Gally:''' We can't leave.\\



'''Gally:''' I belong to the maze. ''([[spoiler:Aims gun at Thomas]], clearly tearing up)''\\

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'''Gally:''' I belong to the maze. ''([[spoiler:Aims ''[[[spoiler:aims gun at Thomas]], clearly tearing up)''\\up]''\\



* TooCoolToLive: [[spoiler: Alby is the TeamDad and big brother figure of the Gladers. Of course he's going to get stung by a Griever early on, and even when he's cured he's of course got to go down in a HeroicSacrifice]].

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* TooCoolToLive: [[spoiler: Alby [[spoiler:Alby is the TeamDad and big brother figure of the Gladers. Of course he's going to get stung by a Griever early on, and even when he's cured he's of course got to go down in a HeroicSacrifice]].


* HeReallyCanAct:

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* HeReallyCanAct:SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct:


* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The film topped the Korean Box Office when it opened there, and foreign films rarely do as well. It grossed the Korean equivalent of $5 billion there. This was largely in part due to Minho's actor Ki Hong Lee being born in South Korea.y.

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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The film topped the Korean Box Office when it opened there, and foreign films rarely do as well. It grossed the Korean equivalent of $5 billion there. This was largely in part due to Minho's actor Ki Hong Lee being born in South Korea.y.



** Thomas and Chuck's late night talk about the latter's parents. Chuck basically says in other words that he views Thomas as a surrogate famil

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** Thomas and Chuck's late night talk about the latter's parents. Chuck basically says in other words that he views Thomas as a surrogate familfamily.


* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The film topped the Korean Box Office when it opened there, and foreign films rarely do as well. It grossed the Korean equivalent of $5 billion there. This was largely in part due to Minho's actor Ki Hong Lee being born in South Korea.

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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The film topped the Korean Box Office when it opened there, and foreign films rarely do as well. It grossed the Korean equivalent of $5 billion there. This was largely in part due to Minho's actor Ki Hong Lee being born in South Korea.y.
* HarsherInHindsight: Seeing Thomas duck and dive under so many Grievers is a little hard to watch with the knowledge that Dylan O'Brien was severely injured doing stunts on the third film - delaying its production for months.



** Thomas and Chuck's late night talk about the latter's parents. Chuck basically says in other words that he views Thomas as a surrogate family.
* HarsherInHindsight: Seeing Thomas duck and dive under so many Grievers is a little hard to watch with the knowledge that Dylan O'Brien was severely injured doing stunts on the third film - delaying its production for months.

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** Thomas and Chuck's late night talk about the latter's parents. Chuck basically says in other words that he views Thomas as a surrogate family.
* HarsherInHindsight: Seeing Thomas duck and dive under so many Grievers is a little hard to watch with the knowledge that Dylan O'Brien was severely injured doing stunts on the third film - delaying its production for months.
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** There's Ben being forced to go back into the maze because he's been stung. No one wants to do it, but it has to be done to protect everyone else. Thomas and Minho later find what are clearly remnants of his clothes, implying a Griever killed him.
** Gally being at the DespairEventHorizon [[spoiler:after being stung by a Griever and making it into the same room where Thomas and the other survivors are]].
-->'''Gally:''' We can't leave.\\
'''Thomas:''' [[spoiler:We did. Gally, we're out. We're free]].\\
'''Gally:''' [[spoiler:Free? You think we're free out there]]? No. No, there's no escape from this place.\\
'''Thomas:''' Gally, listen to me. You're not thinking straight. You're not. Now, we can help you. Just put down the gun.\\
'''Gally:''' I belong to the maze. ''([[spoiler:Aims gun at Thomas]], clearly tearing up)''\\
'''Thomas:''' Just put down the gun.\\
'''Gally: We all do.'''



** Early on there's Ben being forced to go back into the maze because he's been stung. No one wants to do it, but it has to be done to protect everyone else. Thomas and Minho later find what are clearly remnants of his clothes, implying a Griever killed him.


* ToughActToFollow: The movie was praised for being significantly better than a lot of other YA adult adaptations such as ''Film/VampireAcademy'', ''Literature/TheHost'', ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments''. It's nearly universally agreed that the second film could not match it.


* EnsembleDarkhorse: Minho is one of the favourite characters of the film, due to his display of badassery at numerous points and being a [[AsianAndNerdy non]] [[AsianSpeakeeEnglish stereotypical]] [[MagicalAsian Asian]] character.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Minho is one of the favourite characters of the film, due to his display of badassery at numerous points and being a [[AsianAndNerdy non]] [[AsianSpeakeeEnglish [[AsianSpeekeeEngrish stereotypical]] [[MagicalAsian Asian]] character.


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* HarsherInHindsight: Seeing Thomas duck and dive under so many Grievers is a little hard to watch with the knowledge that Dylan O'Brien was severely injured doing stunts on the third film - delaying its production for months.


* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: If one looks at Alby before he's stung, he seems to be a similar WellIntentionedExtremist to Gally. After all the rules are his idea - including banishing those who have been stung to the maze. Could Alby have gone off the deep end like Gally if the situation had been different?
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Minho is one of the favourite characters of the film, due to his display of badassery at numerous points and being a [[AsianAndNerdy non]] [[AsianSpeekeeEnglish stereotypical]] [[MagicalAsian Asian]] character.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: AlternateCharacterInterpretation:
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If one looks at Alby before he's stung, he seems to be a similar WellIntentionedExtremist to Gally. After all the rules are his idea - including banishing those who have been stung to the maze. Could Alby have gone off the deep end like Gally if the situation had been different?
** It's also not hard to look at Gally's motivations as being mere jealousy - as Thomas seems to assume a de-facto leader role after Alby is stung. Gally's real dislike doesn't come into play until after the others are cheering him on for saving Alby. So it's possible Gally is just jealous of Thomas's desire to do something and the fact that he can motivate the others to follow him while Gally can't - and he just hides behind his 'keeping everyone safe' reasoning.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Minho is one of the favourite characters of the film, due to his display of badassery at numerous points and being a [[AsianAndNerdy non]] [[AsianSpeekeeEnglish [[AsianSpeakeeEnglish stereotypical]] [[MagicalAsian Asian]] character.


* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: If one looks at Alby before he's stung, he seems to be a similar WellIntentionedExremist to Gally. After all the rules are his idea - including banishing those who have been stung to the maze. Could Alby have gone off the deep end like Gally if the situation had been different?

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: If one looks at Alby before he's stung, he seems to be a similar WellIntentionedExremist WellIntentionedExtremist to Gally. After all the rules are his idea - including banishing those who have been stung to the maze. Could Alby have gone off the deep end like Gally if the situation had been different?


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* ToughActToFollow: The movie was praised for being significantly better than a lot of other YA adult adaptations such as ''Film/VampireAcademy'', ''Literature/TheHost'', ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments''. It's nearly universally agreed that the second film could not match it.



%% * GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Minho's made the film very popular with South Koreans.

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\n%% * AlternateCharacterInterpretation: If one looks at Alby before he's stung, he seems to be a similar WellIntentionedExremist to Gally. After all the rules are his idea - including banishing those who have been stung to the maze. Could Alby have gone off the deep end like Gally if the situation had been different?
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Minho is one of the favourite characters of the film, due to his display of badassery at numerous points and being a [[AsianAndNerdy non]] [[AsianSpeekeeEnglish stereotypical]] [[MagicalAsian Asian]] character.
* SugarWiki/FunnyMoments: When Teresa wakes up, Thomas finds her at the top of a lookout tower - throwing anything she can find at the boys below to keep them away. It provides much needed comic relief in such a serious story.
--> '''Chuck:''' Girls are ''awesome''.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The film topped the Korean Box Office when it opened there, and foreign films rarely do as well. It grossed the Korean equivalent of $5 billion there. This was largely in part due to Minho's made the film very popular with actor Ki Hong Lee being born in South Koreans. Korea.
* HeReallyCanAct:
** For those who had only seen Dylan O'Brien on ''Series/TeenWolf'', they were blown away with his performance here. Director Wes Ball was even reluctant to cast him because of his "MTV hair" but was quickly won over with an audition. He ended up named one of the breakout stars of 2014.
** And those who only knew Will Poulter for ''Film/TheVoyageOfTheDawnTreader'' and ''Film/WereTheMillers'', he turns in a layered performance that changes Gally from straight up antagonist to AntiVillain. [[spoiler: His death is very much AlasPoorVillain]].
* SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments:
** Thomas remembering his name during a scuffle with Gally. He looks so excited and happy to have his name back, and it marks a sense of allegiance with the other boys.
** Thomas and Chuck's late night talk about the latter's parents. Chuck basically says in other words that he views Thomas as a surrogate family.



%% * 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]].

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%% * JerkassWoobie: The film turns Gally into one. While still an antagonist, he seems to genuinely care for everyone and in the film just wants to keep the peace and make sure everyone to be is safe. [[spoiler:As such, Although he's very much AlasPoorVillain]].a dick and eventually crosses the MoralEventHorizon, everything he does is out of a desire to ensure everyone's safety. He's an antagonist but definitely an AntiVillain.


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* NarmCharm: "Wicked is good" is a rather on-the-nose set of villain ArcWords. But Patricia Clarkson makes it effectively creepy.
* OneSceneWonder: Patricia Clarkson only appears in brief snippets of Thomas's memories until her little video at the end. But damn sure if she isn't memorably creepy.
* TearJerker:
** [[spoiler: Chuck's death]]. Thomas had just about managed to hold it together in spite of the hell he'd gone through. But at this point he just loses it and cries over him.
** Early on there's Ben being forced to go back into the maze because he's been stung. No one wants to do it, but it has to be done to protect everyone else. Thomas and Minho later find what are clearly remnants of his clothes, implying a Griever killed him.
* TooCoolToLive: [[spoiler: Alby is the TeamDad and big brother figure of the Gladers. Of course he's going to get stung by a Griever early on, and even when he's cured he's of course got to go down in a HeroicSacrifice]].


* 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]].

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%% * 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]].

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