I just read it and I’m pretty annoyed with some of the comments to be honest. First of all, one of the main problems is it keeps comparing all things ‘YA’ and basically putting it in that box.
None of this makes any sense in regards to The Maze Runner?
- Thomas WANTS to go out, he’s not a reluctant hero.
- What it ‘the same old destiny’? Surviving? Oh yeah, that’s totally a bad thing to want.
- 'Same old weird names'… The names aren't even that weird? Sure they're not heard often but they're just variations of normal names and I have heard a lot weirder in books.
- They’re not even in a dystopian world??? The Maze Runner is not dystopian?? Maybe at the end when they escape it might hint at that but the maze and the glade are separated from normal society so there’s nothing putting it in that box?
- Were they just supposed to ignore the character of Ava Paige so they wouldn’t have someone like here in there because a similar character happens to be in another movie?
People just need to stop comparing these kinds of movies. Yes, there are going to be similarities sometimes, but you don’t see people comparing other movies like that.
Look at all the almost identical horror movies there have been, or action movies, or rom-coms, or anything really. They are rarely ever compared against each other as often or as harshly as things considered YA. It’s dumb and it’s annoying because as soon as something is assumed to fall under that bracket it’s brushed under the table as some kind of Hunger Games remake.
The people reviewing these movies are not in the intended market and have most likely made up their mind about these movies before they’ve even bothered to watch them based on their misguided prejudices towards movies in that area, and are just trying to say bad things about the cast and characters to back that up. So it sucks that that person apparently did not enjoy it but there are a lot more people who did, and that’s all that matters.