Book vs. Movie: Maze Runner – The Scorch Trials

Hey guys!
Today I want to share my thoughts on the second installment in the Maze Runner series. Let’s see about the Scorch Trials – what’s better, book or movie?
Make sure to also check out my post on the first part!

 

The Plot:
After escaping the Maze the gladers are taken in by WCKD. They want to believe that the hard times are over, but little do Thomas, Theresa, Newt and the others know about what is to come…

 

Book vs. Movie:
So guys, I know that there is a huge fandom around the Maze runner series, but I have to admit that I am less than impressed.
I’ll begin with my thoughts on the novel by James Dashner. The first part in the series was not perfect, but it featured some interesting aspects and I was excited to see where Scorch Trials would take us.
However, I ended up disappointed. Not all of it made sense, over quite a few chapters it was boring and you could see where this was heading from the beginning. Nevertheless, I was rather by the way finished this novel. To be honest, it seemed like even the author didn’t really know what to do with the story or what to come up with. After this let-down of a book I was still interested to see what the movie would look like! Continue reading

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Book vs. Movie: The Maze Runner

Hey guys!
It’s time for another book vs. movie post. I recently started reading James Dashner’s Maze Runner series. Naturally, I had to see the films as well. So let’s get started with part one!

 

The Plot:
Thomas awakes inside a dark elevator with no memory. He is pulled out of it by a group of teenagers who live in a place called the glade. They are stuck there as the only way out seems to be through the maze surrounding the place. But even after two years, nobody found an escape route. Can Thomas get them out? And who put them there? Why?

 

The Rating:
I’ll start with the novel.
James Dashner’s creation took me some time to get used to. He uses as distinct language with a few new words. Furthermore, we don’t get any info. As nobody knows why the teens are stuck in the glade, the reader doesn’t really find out either. At first I was a bit annoyed as there were almost no revelations and I was desperate to find out more. But the more I got pulled into the story, the less I cared.
Dashner wrote a fascinating book, that keeps you on edge. He came up with some pretty unique ideas with relatable characters. A few little aspects might not make 100 % sense but you can easily overlook those little flaws. In total it’s a gripping novel. I can’t wait to get started with the second installment!
While the novel really got me, the movie was a bit more of a letdown. Continue reading