The Maze Runner

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The Maze Runner

Thomas wakes up in an ascending elevator. With him are supply containers marked WCKD? When the elevator reaches the top, a door above him opens and he’s surrounded by a Lord of the Flies type gaggle of young men/boys. Thomas takes off running but stops when he realizes he’s in a small glade surrounded by huge walls.

Gally subdues Thomas and keeps him from trying to run into a maze which is accessible through a door in the wall.

The leader of the group, Alby (Ami Ameen), and his consigliere Newt (Thomas Brodie-Sangster) explain the situation to Thomas. Once a month the elevator (or the box as they call it), comes to the surface with supplies as well as a new boy. They all live in the glade and call themselves Gladers. None of them can remember anything about their pasts or why they were sent there, but after a few days, their names come back to them. Each boy is given a different job. Some are builders, some are runners. A door opens in the giant wall every day and closes every night. The door leads to a maze that surrounds the glade. Runners go through looking for a way out. “If you’re trapped in the maze overnight, the Grievers get you and you die”. The maze changes every night. Alby was the first boy to arrive in the Glade. No one knows why they’re there. He tries to escape the maze. Will he succeed

 

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