Book vs. Movie: Maze Runner – The Death Cure

Hey guys!
It’s time for a quick book vs. movie post on the final part of the Maze Runner series. So let’s talk about The Death Cure…

 

The Plot:
As there are quite a view differences in the book and movie version respectively, I’ll keep it a bit general. Thomas and the other survivors prepare for their final battle to take down WCKD. Will they succeed? What about the cure? And which part will Theresa play in all this?

 

Book vs. Movie:
First things first, so let’s begin with the novel. The Scorch Trials had been a rather huge letdown, so by the time I picked up The Death Cure I just wanted to get it over with.
Author James Dashner has a few rather interesting ideas that could be seen as hint about how we live our lives and how we treat the world. However, the way he carries the ideas out it just doesn’t work. Most of the impact his thoughts could have had are lost in a weak presentation and at times it seemed like even he didn’t know what to make of it. It felt like even Dashner just wanted it to be over and didn’t have much of a clue how to come up with an interesting storyline that makes sense.
Just like the food for food moments, the novel also fails to convey the heartbreaker moments properly. Some scenes could be touching but ultimately you never get pulled in enough to care about any of it.
Moreover, most of the plot twist weren’t to surprising and the ultimate twist concerning the ending was outright annoying and uninspired.
Moving  on to the film, I have some more positive feelings here. Continue reading

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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

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