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Maximum Ride is a 2016 film directed by Jay Martin, adapted from The Angel Experiment, the first book of the Maximum Ride series. It stars Allie Evans as Max and Peter O'Brien as Jeb.


  • Adaptational Villainy: Book Ari was a Tragic Villain. Movie Ari is much crueler and more violent even as a young child, and chooses to become an Eraser.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: Nudge is less talkative and more rebellious.
  • Age Lift: In the books, the kids ranged from 6 to 14; they are all significantly older, and in promotional material, Max was mentioned as being 17. Also, Ari is now Max’s age rather than Angel’s.
  • A Minor Kidroduction
  • All There in the Manual:
    • A lot of information about the Flock and their powers is left out, although it’s briefly visible in the files during the opening credits.
    • An especially glaring example is how Fang is never actually called by his name by other characters in the script, but is still listed in the credits.
  • Artistic License – Biology: The wings of the Flock are not nearly large enough to actually keep them aloft.
  • Canon Foreigner: A scientist played by Tina Huang.
  • Compressed Adaptation: Cuts off the second half of the book, ending with the Flock escaping from the School with Angel.
  • The Film of the Book: Or part of the book, anyway.
  • Retractable Appendages: The Flock’s wings, in contrast to the books.