Director: Wes Ball. Cast: Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Will Poulter, Patricia Clarkson. 113 min. Rated PG-13. Action/Sci-fi.
Another young adult futuristic dystopian adventure, following The Hunger Games' success, on the heels of the sub-par Divergent and The Giver, and the disappointing Hunger Games sequel. Since they're so rapidly milking the territory to death, I wasn't expecting much. But in lieu of its plot-holes, this was pleasantly surprising: keeping you guessing till the end about the purpose of imprisoning a few youths in such an elaborate, menacing maze, and even a message of daring to change rather than adhering to the pathetic status quo. As opposed to Divergent, I'm looking forward to the movie's sequel, slated for September.