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Knock Knock Movie Review – I’d Rather Watch this Movie than Eat Glass

Although eating glass would probably be infinitely more entertaining. Yes, I made the mistake of watching this movie on the premise that my wife actually like Keanu Reeves. After watching it however I can say with certain confidence that there’s really way to really describe how shitty this movie is in the English language. Like many thriller and horror movie wanna-be’s this movie wants you to think that it’s smarter than it really is, and fails miserably. This is my Knock Knock movie review and much like the movie, there’s not much to it.

Keanu Reeves plays a father left home alone whose family is out enjoying the weekend for Father’s Day. His weekend was planned around some sort of work project because he looks to be an architect and smoking a little marijuana when two “young” girls knock on his door and turn his world upside down. Like all movie reviews this one is spoiler filled, although I might be doing you a favor if you haven’t watched this movie already.

These two girls appear on his doorstep, seduce him and then proceed to torture him psychologically and mentally throughout the film. That’s it. There’s no motive, no underlying plot and it runs out of steam rather quickly. What constitutes a screenplay nowadays in Hollywood is really beyond me at this point. Everything about this movie fails miserably, and does it in spectacular fashion.

Keanu Reeves looks like he’s either high on something or dead inside, or a mixture of both throughout the film. It’s never a good sign when the protagonist acts out scenes that make you want to burst out laughing when it’s supposed to be an intense thriller. He’s never had much range and it shows in this trashy movie.

The plot revolves around two supposedly underage girls, who don’t look 15 whatsoever in this movie. I understand the are supposed to look hot and sexy, but when your antagonists clearly look older than 15 your entire premise is shattered. I actually thought the chemistry between the two girls ( Ana De Armas and Lorenza Izzo ) was the ONE thing in this movie that worked. However against the backdrop of this plot, a better choice would have been actors that looked like Ellen Page in Hard Candy.

The premise that two 15 year old girls that look 30 could somehow carry out this elaborate plot, with no clear objectives, and the father of two children somehow can’t tell they are clearly of consenting age is ridiculous. Further there’s no connection or purpose for the antagonists, and the movie ends with little to no resolution. Keanu Reeves is discovered buried neck deep in the ground and his house is trashed. There’s no moral, no resolution, the antagonists get away with… having sex, leaving their fingerprints all over the home and possibly going to jail? What was I supposed to get from this piece of trash movie?

I used to think that director Eli Roth had some interesting ability to portray humanity in the midst of horrific things happening, as in Hostel 1. Instead he’s uncovered himself as just a scam artist with a love for sleazy and cheap parlor tricks. If he’s not fulfilling some sort of twisted torture porn in the Hostel movies, he’s dancing along voyeuristic sexual undertones in this crap movie.

I kept expecting some sort of twist, or something to give the plot some depth. Maybe his wife hired the girls, maybe the girls are exacting revenge, but it wasn’t to be. Knock Knock is stupid, inane and incomprehensible for any true movie goer. It truly has no meaning and no depth, and doesn’t even try.

I wouldn’t recommend this movie to anyone unless you are lonely and need a sleazy, depraved, and raw portrayal of two sluts who have nothing better to do during the weekend.

Awesome Movie Trailers for Movies That Sucked

Movie trailers can be some of the biggest teases ever, and some of the biggest examples have been recent. Blame technology and everyone sharing something in 140 words or less, but movie trailers and movie hype have never been bigger.

This kind of hype can of course lead to the classic disappointment. Check out some awesome movie trailers for movies that sucked below.

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Awesome Movie Trailers for Movies That Sucked

The words buyer beware have never rang truer than these blockbuster Hollywood movies that teased with promises of an epic, but fell flat on their face in the movie theater. Great movies with great writing and acting that inspire and convey the message while staying enjoyable and entertaining are truly rare in today’s day and age.

Social media has truly transformed the way we enjoy, share and hype movie trailers so it’s no wonder that there were so many movies I could have chose from. But these top ten movie trailers are easily the best part of the movies listed below.

Get ready to have your bubble burst with some awesome movie trailers that were better than the movie.

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Prometheus

Apr 20, 2015
Awesome Movie Trailers for Movies That Sucked | Prometheus

I’m going to go ahead and tell you now that Prometheus was not all bad, and that the universe that Ridley Scott created looked absolutely incredible. It’s paced and shot beautifully the right amount suspense and tense moments which gave me the impression of quality and level of production value that teased of greatness but fell utterly short.

This trailer is simply awesome with the terse off-key notes that give the viewer a sense of dread and impending doom, on scenes that look as beautiful as they are horrible.

And then I watched this movie and then watched it again, and again, and still couldn’t come to grasp with all the burning questions I had. Why was this movie such a jumbled mess of a plot?

Why are the characters acting and behaving as though this was some sort of B film instead of this tremendous looking production? It took some digging but after reading about the script and Damon Lindelof’s changes to it, I eventually forgave the film for the many flaws and just learned to enjoy it.

But that doesn’t mean I’m not aware of these flaws, as they can completely derail your experience and immersion in the universe so carefully crafted by Ridley Scott. The laundry list of open-ended questions and inconsistent characters presents a puzzle that wants you to think it’s intelligent. Sadly though once you start putting these puzzle pieces together, you are either so lost you run out of bread crumbs or just give up all together.

Why do the geologist and biologist get lost? Especially since the “tracker pups’ belonged to the geologist in the first place? Why is Weyland pretending to be dead? Why is David the worst android at hiding his disdain for humans?

Why does the biologist want to touch a live alien when just a few minutes earlier he ran from a 25,000 year old corpse? These questions are all just a snapshot of the mile long list that the many fans of Ridley Scott and the Alien movie series have.

My main gripe? In a world of humans where space travel is something that appears routine, the “scientists” remove their helmets just a few minutes from landing on a completely foreign planet.

These guys that were trained to go on a two year long space mission with trillions of dollars backing them, and Ridley Scott wants you to believe that removal of the helmets was a believable progression of the plot. Sorry, but that one completely shatters my suspension of disbelief.

Top Three Questions of Interstellar

I can count on one hand how many movie going experiences so profound that they have shaped and formed me. And when watching Interstellar, I found myself feeling nostalgic and wonderfully inspired at the same time. If even for just one split moment I felt inspired as I did watching Star Wars or Star Trek as a child.

That one day I could maybe touch the stars, or travel among them and leave Earth behind. And in that wave of nostalgia I realized how vital it was to the movie going experience.

The simple notion of nostalgia was always funny to me, after all are you truly nostalgic about the act of playing 8 bit video game? or the act of playing with a toy from the mid 80s? or watching a movie that technologically far inferior to even the lamest Redbox movie you could choose from?

No the nostalgia and feelings you experience from these things in your past, stem from memories, the second in time which you can reconnect for the briefest of moments. Reliving that flash and recalling this time in your head, that’s what nostalgia is all about.

So in this very manner, let’s just say I had a lot of nostalgic moments from watching Interstellar. I’ve had very few of these impactful moments as I get older, but Christopher Nolan’s heady saga Interstellar, both inspired and scared me at the same time.

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Much like Stanley Kubrick’s 2001, Interstellar was far from perfect but still enthralled me to no end.

I’ll be reviewing the movie here shortly, but wanted to take a moment to go over my Top Three questions of Interstellar, or at least the questions that bugged me to no end.

3. Why is Cooper such a dick?

Don’t get me wrong, as the protagonist Cooper is both flawed and heroic and in this he strays from typical tropes you would find for this kind of role. He’s a complex character that’s not a very good father, and yet the movie succeeds at making you care about both he and the plight of the human race.

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Here’s a few observations about the character of Cooper, played by Matthew McConaughey.

A . Cooper could care less about his son Tom.

Outside of Cooper’s fierce defense of his dim witted son Tom in the PTA meeting, there’s little evidence that Cooper actually gives a shit about his son. Interactions between both he and the actor that plays the young Tom, Timothee Chalamet are cold and lacking care.

Cooper’s demeanor towards the young Tom seems to signal a rough upbringing around a no-nonsense father, which doesn’t seem to match John Lithgow at all.

When tracking down the Indian drone, Cooper immediately hands the laptop and controls over to Murphy his daughter. When awakening from his improbable rescue outside of Saturn, Cooper isn’t shown asking about his son, his grandson or anything of the sort.

I mean what gives? I’m supposed to like this guy right?

B. Cooper seems dissatisfied with anything that has to do with Earth.

Let’s face it, Cooper hates Earth and hates being a farmer in the post apocalyptic Earth. He mentions travel and exploration so much that it’s clear that he would rather be out in the stars with his hair on fire than with his family.

Image via Reddit

Image via Reddit

McConaughey is excellent in this role, although the first third of the movie I just couldn’t shake the fact that he was the lead role. He’s broken out of his mold of playing the same laid-back, cool surfer character that he’s always been associated with, but it was rough going early.

While traveling past the wormhole, Cooper assures Romilly by telling him they are “explorers” and to basically stop being such a baby. Continual references to looking downward into the dirt instead of into the sky, and his bias against his son  becoming a farmer are just a few indications.

C. Cooper leaves

This part bugged me quite a bit and felt like a pretentious forced ending to an otherwise fantastic movie. Minutes after awaking in Cooper Station, our protagonist has one beer and states how he doesn’t care for the life on this base.

Coop continues by saying he wants to know where “we” are, presumably talking about the human race, and where we are going.

Father and daughter are split the entire movie, which centers around their relationship, and when they are finally reunited, Cooper leaves again.

Really, really can’t wrap my head around that one. If Murph’s true desire was to die without her father being there, I can respect that but can’t excuse Cooper for leaving. He’s made serious choices that have endangered the mission, centered around returning home to his daughter.

When he finally does so, he sticks around just enough to kiss a grandma’s hand and bounce.. I mean WTF seriously.

2. Why is technology the villain?

Everywhere you turn in the movie Interstellar, technology is being made out as the bad guy. While the reasons behind The Blight are never fully fleshed out, it stands to reason that technology and pollution are major contributors.

Corn is the only crop that’s viable? what the hell is Cooper drinking in those beer bottles then? Why is it dying? We already have so much processed food that a few decades from now we’ll have lost this ability?

But what’s with the Apollo moon landing crap? the rewriting of Murphy’s schoolbooks? I am seriously confused and kind of angry that Christopher Nolan went this route. Apollo moon landing conspiracy theorists, for lack of a better word, are dumb.

Taking this route not only reinforces the silly notion that the Apollo moon landings were faked, but it sends a confusing message.

On one hand you have this grand movie, shot with meticulous care and with millions of dollars put into production. Clearly meant to inspire a new generation of space travel and the possibilities of space travel, it becomes undone when a teacher in a movie claims the moon landings as “clever propaganda meant to bankrupt the Russians”. 

I’ve had many discussions and arguments since this movie came out, and to my dismay the “fake moon landing” conspiracy has some real legs. It goes without saying that I think the whole textbook thing did not advance the story or contribute to the plot in any significant way.

If Nolan’s intention to show Murphy’s intelligence, I would suggest there’s more responsible ways to do it then imply that the Apollo moon landings were faked. We have enough sheep in America that this kind of filmmaking is borderline irresponsible.

Surely you cannot suggest to me that Christopher Nolan of all people, with Kip Thorne as the lead scientific advisor, entertains such fancy dancy thoughts of a moon landing hoax? Please.

This aspect also scared me, the concept of the future generations of America not caring about space, or losing interest in space travel. Growing up I loved the idea and notion of space and space travel, and its definitely something I want my own children to experience.

I pray that the future doesn’t look anything like this technology hating bunch of loons depicted in this movie. What is going on with mankind in Interstellar? Did the Monsanto corn seeds kill our brain cells too?

1. Why is Dr Mann a Macguffin device?

Yknow when I first heard of Matt Damon being in this movie, I groaned out loud. As if I wasn’t going to have a hard enough time trying to ignore that Matthew McConaughey was on screen, now I have to deal with Matt Damon? Who is next Leonardo DiCaprio?

But Damon is superb in this role, and really shows some range with his acting. It’s pretty clear that something is off, almost immediately when Cooper, Brand and Romilly awaken Dr. Mann. He’s so subtle and efficient in how he delivers his role, it’s excellent and only to be really appreciated on multiple viewings of the movie.

After the second or third time watching the film however, it’s clear that Dr Mann is just a Macguffin device. He has no clear plan, and his choices are questionable at the very best. The man that’s almost driven insane by solitude, suddenly destroys one ship and strands another to do what exactly?

Why even prevent Cooper from leaving anyway? What was he going to say upon returning to the Ranger? That Cooper slipped and died somewhere? Wouldn’t the rest of the scientists become suspicious when they discover the planet is dead and not inhabitable?

Dr Mann being “the best of us” as mentioned several times throughout the movie, is nothing more than a plot device, and a flimsy one at that. His “plan” lacks any thought, or course of action that would be beneficial to Dr Mann in any way. He wants to be rescued and NOT alone, and yet takes the first chance to strand the others.

Had Dr Mann been a tech, or a pilot his actions would have made a lot more sense. As a scientist and a supposedly brilliant one at that, I have a hard time suspending my disbelief that anyone would be so colossally stupid.

What was his master plan exactly? To take the fertilized eggs and what? kidnap the rest of them? There is no motivation for Damon to be doing what he is, and yet nobody really questions that.

But who am I kidding, this movie is fantastic. Discovering just how much work and money went into the design of how the black hole Gargantua looked and in IMAX this movie blew me away.

Interstellar is a great movie and easily one of the all time favorites, and those are my Top Three Questions of Interstellar.

Why I Loved The Babadook But Wont Watch it

I’ve been struggling through some personal and professional trials recently, and thought a night at the movies could help me take my mind off things. When a buddy suggested a scary movie, I almost immediately dismissed the notion.

Horror flicks recently have turned me sour on the entire genre, with such flops as Deliver Us From Evil and Ouija. Which is sad because I had a lot of excitement and hype built up for these two movies based on the “true events” angle.

After watching those two stinkers I can confidently say that the subgenre of “true events” is an automatic no watch for me personally. In fact outside of The Conjuring, I’m hard pressed to name another movie that could actually stand on it’s own merits, outside of the “true life” angle.

Outside of the fact that the film is somehow related or connected to something or someone that may or may not have happened or existed.

So going into The Babdook I fully expected the absolute worst kind of “scary movie” filled with jump scares and as boring and unoriginal as calculus. Instead I was treated to one of the scariest movies I’ve seen in a long time, maybe even as far back as my childhood.

Entering the film, you’ll recognize some similar horror film tropes. Recently deceased family member, single mother in crisis, isolation and more. Father is survived by mother and son, who six years later find a book that changes their lives.

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Instead of following any dumb cliche that would have turned me off however, this movie truly scared and disappointed me. I have a short list of things that completely blew me out of the water that I’d like to share. This list is why I loved The Babdook but wont be watching it again anytime soon.

**SPOILERS IF YOU HAVE NOT WATCHED THIS MOVIE.

The Kid Worked


 

Samuel (Noah Wiseman) is the son of Amelia (Essie Davis), and he worked well in the framework of the movie. Instead of grating outbursts working against the character, his actions work in the plot. The lack of connection and chemistry that’s clear between Amelia and her son leave the “monster” in the movie a mystery, if only for a bit.

While I’m not normally prone to liking the child acting, in this movie he was a good compliment character.

The angle of parenting struggles came to life through Amelia, and it’s one that made her more relatable. It may not click for everyone, but it did for me and it’s a testament to Essie Davis who was simply phenomenal in the role.

The son is the complete definition in a child that is lost and looking for direction, and a parent who is either ill-equipped or unable to relate. This is the underlying current, the drumbeat if you will of this movie, that culminates in Amelia’s slow building insanity and possession.

I normally despise children actors in horror movies, but Noah Wiseman is excellent portraying the problem child that wants and desperately needs love and acceptance.

The Book


 

Damn was this thing creepy as all hell. As an avid reader to my own children, I also know the feeling of stumbling upon a paragraph that I felt was inappropriate. This is one of the many things that connect with me as a parent throughout this movie.

The silence in which follows as Amelia discovers the book isn’t very friendly was deafening. The tension is built succinctly through the use of the words on screen.

Her shallow breathing and her son’s frantic questions in the background provided the perfect backdrop.

The makeshift way in which the book returns, the way in which the animated book worked, the eerie, intense metaphorical images, all of it was awesome.

Direction


 

Jennifer Kent did a masterful job in transitioning you as the movie goer in this movie. She deftly diverts attention away from the somewhat generic boogey monster, to the struggle of Amelia holding onto sanity.

The ambience and score was also terrific, punctuating intense scenes that build until boiling over. Babadook or the “demon” is always lurking in the shadows until the third act, and thankfully there’s little to zero jump scares.

She’s also been an advocate for women directors in a sense, so kudos to you ma’am for your work.

Sadly however instead of leaving me questioning what is metaphorical and what is real, Kent spells it out for you. In this the movie completely dispels the suspense and pretty much kills any re-watching value.

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Simply put, she is incredible in this role and perfect for this movie. Amelia is a multifaceted character, who is both repulsive and relatable in her parenting. She’s constantly off kilter and behind the eight ball, and looks as though she cannot continue on.

The weight of the “Babadook” is about Amelia and the overbearing weight of a single mother who cannot care for her son. Where as the traditional possession movie may involve archaic rituals and holy water, this is much more intense.

In this Babadook excels in conveying the sense a monster or demon that could prey on a household that seemed very real and relatable. Whether or not it’s truly a monster or Amelia’s insanity should have been left up to interpretation however.

What didn’t work

The ending to this movie sucked bad. It really should have dropped the last 20 minutes or so, because it seemed completely useless and awkward. The deft manner in which the movie guided you along came to a grinding, forced and unnecessary ending come the last stanza of the movie.

The length in which the movie goes to show you who the monster is, and how the family is happy despite it living in the basement is clunky… to say the least. I was invested enough in the characters to finish out the chore of watching this movie’s ending, but that’s why I won’t be watching it again anytime soon.

Amelia is mentioned as a writer in the movie, one that wrote childen’s books, making the idea that the Babadook is her creation completely plausible. Her madness and psychosis through the midway point of the movie has pushed her to the brink.

Is the Babadook real or does he represent Amelia’s past and pain that will never go away?

All the questions and scenes where you wondered what was metaphorical are shattered with silly ghost force grabbing a bowl of worms. Rather than leave you with some questions that want you seeking answers, the movie paints out a ridiculous portrait of the idyllic life Amelia and Samuel now enjoy by ritualistically feeding some monster.

The basement is a link to Amelia’s past and it’s obvious what the director wants to portray, just missed the mark with the ending however.

Enjoyed this movie still, would highly recommend it to anyone, especially horror fanatics. Dp yourself a favor and leave before the last 10 minutes of the movie and go home wondering who the real monster was instead.

The Interview – Pondering the Tale of North Korea

I recently watched the movie “The Interview” and found it exactly what I thought it would be. I found it unfortunate that the controversy around this film rose to such heights, but I’ll get to that bit later.

It’s immature and crass and if you like this kind of movie, you’ll love this one. Like many of the movies featuring this duo, it runs the comedic gambit ranging from funny to awkward and downright over the line. And as expected the chemistry between Franco and Rogen seem natural and play extremely well on screen.

Playing the protagonists they headline a tabloid show and are dealt a fateful hand by somehow landing an interview with the world’s most infamous man, Kim Jung-Un.

It’s got some funny moments as well as quite a few jokes that just didn’t work, but as a pair of guys in way over their head, it’s decent. Sadly most Americans won’t get to watch this however, because of a few feeble Internet threats.

Just look at this moron.. you can't help but laugh.

Just look at this moron.. you can’t help but laugh.

The recent events revolving the terrorist threats brought my thoughts back to my native land. While I was born in South Korea, my parents and grandmother fled North Korea over 60 years ago in the dark of the night.

I never knew the fact that my family was North Korean until about three or four years ago. Up until that time I had never given much thought to the plight of the North Koreans, until I found out. Something I’m not particularly proud of, regardless of my family’s heritage.

Since then I’ve been almost non-stop watching North Korean videos and pondering just how the chapter of North Korea’s plight will play out. And in this regard, I’ve found myself in a weird kind of dilemma about how I should feel when watching North Korean videos and seeing people who look just like me suffer to such lengths.

I find the way in which North Koreans, especially those in the intellectual sector speak the language very enjoyable. It’s almost pleasing to my ears and I could listen to it endlessly for hours. In a weird kind of way, after watching so many interviews and videos I can understand their love of structure and uniformity.

So when the defectors or even people interviewed in North Korea speak, I can’t help but feel a great sadness come over me. Not only in the fact that these people could be my own mother or father, but that I’ve never really cared before now.

I feel shameful saying that this ridiculous comedy inspired such thoughts, but I can’t get enough of North Korean coverage. Sitting where I am now I see the incredible suffering that somehow I diminished in my mind, which is unspeakable on so many levels.

Reports of cannibalism and fathers killing their own children strike a note with me unlike any other. Looking at the innocent smiling faces of my own children beaming back at me provide a chilling backdrop when I read or hear about these acts.

And the list goes on and on, from concentration camps to torture and the lack of human rights that many of us take for granted. Seeing this struggle and incredible suffering and yet seeing the noble sacrifice and hard work that goes into every North Korean household both inspires me and shakes me to my core.

Hearing these beautiful speaking voices in my native tongue, cursing the US and blaming them. Listening to stories of kids getting a bowl of rice for their birthday. The child sexual abuse and prostitution that are everyday occurrences, the struggle for food and simple living. It’s almost too much to bear and watch, and yet I can’t tear my eyes away.

Which makes me ponder just how this story could possibly play out. There’s no easy way or solution to this problem and there will be generations of impact from the fallout.

I pray and hope that the North Koreans continue to seek out information and the truth, no matter the price. There’s been signs of cracking in the wall of North Korean propaganda, and it can’t come crumbling down fast enough.

Kim Jung-Un doesn’t look like he’s going to back down anytime soon, and Sony’s reaction to the threats only give this idiot more power. If they want to give in to terrorist attacks, Sony should instead use it’s power and help break down the barriers that shield North Koreans from what’s really happening.

You watch some of these propaganda videos and it’s hilarious comedy. They make Americans all look like we are on heroin and sleep in huts, while fornicating with our pets. To think these educated people actually believe this is truth only makes it that much more ridiculous.

Instead of pulling your movie Sony, help North Korean defectors come to light like the cast of “Now on my way to Meet You” a show comprised of North Korean women.

The least Sony can do after empowering this feeble minded buffon of a “dictator” is help bring more attention to these kind of defectors. North Koreans just like the ones still there, that can help relate, educate and inform the people of North Korea to rise up and take action.

Sony won’t be doing that however, because instead of creative integrity or courage they chose to give in. Yes, it’s just a stupid comedy but it’s one more thing that brings our social focus more on the most backwards country on this planet.

One more bootleg video that maybe could make it over the borders from China to North Korea, that shows them; maybe, just maybe all this bullshit our Leader is pushing isn’t real.

This movie did a good job at poking fun at the state of DPRK, and if nothing else it should be commended for bringing it to the forefront of our conscious, if only for a bit.

Maze Runner Review

I’ve got some sort of physical ailment that’s plagued me for a few years now. I can enjoy the cookie cutter movie whose plot inevitably crashes and burns, and Maze Runner is one of them.

Much like the Resident Evil series the plot truly goes nowhere, a fact that becomes a disappointing realization towards the end of this movie. Unlike the bland and coma inducing Resident Evil movies however, Maze Runner does a capable job at what it’s asked.

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Being completely thrust into the situation from the main character’s point of view the first half of this movie played the mystery card well. Setting an overall tone of doom and confinement, I thought it set a good tone with a great pace that kept you occupied.

It doesn’t trick you with the pacing, but it’s pretty brisk to say the least. You follow the main character Thomas who mysteriously has his memory wiped like the rest of the survivors in this movie.

He’s different than his peers, which is pretty obvious from the start. If you didn’t get it the first couple of hints, the director makes sure to bash you over the head with this fact.

It’s a bit cliched and nothing you haven’t seen before but the concepts were certainly interesting. I enjoyed the maze running and chase scenes and it felt genuine until the 2nd third of the movie.

The walls seemed imposing and immersed me with the sense of imprisonment, and you didn’t know who or what was running the maze. Had the movie continued along on this slower plot reveal, the movie would have been much better off.

Like most monster movies, showing the monster shatters the fear of the unknown. Maze Runner has quite a few nifty tricks with the monsters and how they interact with their surroundings, but after that it’s a one trick pony.

Sadly the attack on the center of the maze unraveled what suspense had been built, it would have made better sense for them to flee into the maze at that point.

Also, where the hell is this running water coming from? Isn’t the earth scorched? Why is this one patch of land not scorched? These kids have lived here three whole years and nobody has followed this water to the wall? Why aren’t they digging the dirt under the maze? THREE YEARS?

Why waste all these resources on being evil when you could just as easily replicate this environment and oh, I dont know.. maybe live?

This is where Maze Runner feels so much like Resident Evil, where the antagonist is just Evil Person and their motives don’t exist.

Sending the girl into the maze also made zero sense unless the masterminds behind this megabillion dollar behemoth maze are also sadists. Sorry but I don’t have much faith in a band of prepubescent boys that have lived together without the sight of a female for three years, given the circumstances. I dunno.. call me negative.

The entire plot folds upon itself in a comical gesture that felt a bit insulting, but I don’t think it ruins Maze Runner for me. Although the entire plot just didn’t make sense and it derailed into a sloppy generic action movie time, I liked the first part which saves it in my eyes.

What did you think about this movie? Let me know below and thanks for reading.