Opening February 1, 2018
Directed by: Wes Ball
Writing credits: T.S. Nowlin
Principal actors: Rosa Salazar, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Dylan O’Brien.
Flying out over the abandoned landscape come two roaring all-terrain vehicles making a daring rescue attempt on a train carrying a group of young passengers who are being held against their will. They are immune to a virus, which is wiping out the human population all over the world. Unfortunately the medical/military organization W.C.K.D has decided that they need to perform tests on these subjects to find a cure no matter what the costs.
Director Wes Ball made sure that it is not only action packed but has a story, which can stand on its own two feet. Unlike many other films in this action genre, the characters have personalities; the script will surprise you at every turn, and the unseen enemy will be sneaking up, right when you are settling down in your seat. It’s unclear if it will be the monster-faced rebels outside the walled city or the medical team holding the syringes which will be making you scream in your seat, but either way this film is definitely worth the money. Based on the novel by James Dashner. (Shelly S.)