It’s okay! I’m not actually changing my name to Thomas.
Don’t get me wrong: after my outing I was tempted. I think I’d do quite well given comfy shoes and the opportunity to fight some Grievers. (I do like to run.)
What the heck am I talking about? Oh, oh I’m so glad you asked.
That’d be James Dashner’s The Maze Runner. And also the fact that I visited a maze.
Not the one in the movie, no. My family is awesome but not that well connected.
On a sunny Sunday afternoon, we squashed 8 people into a car (where the 3 of us in the backest of back seats had their knees up around their chins) and drove to see this maze.
It looks like this:
I borrowed this picture from the internet because there’s no way we could take one like it. Although I question this picture. It looks a lot neater and tidier than the one I traversed.
As you can see, though, there was a sad lack of terrors like The Maze Runner so easily produced. Unless you want to talk about my Tiny Overlords (niece and nephew) who rule my life with their small iron fists and infamously sharp teeth.
Don’t let the cuteness fool you. They zero in on your food and literally pluck it from your mouth.
Besides the odd spider (which the maze had a lot of…I suspect from disuse) these Tiny Overlords were the scariest thing I saw. In other words it was a pleasant day, but I’m not about to bust out and admit that so easily, okay?
Here am I standing in a bush.
Here is Mime and our mum standing next to a bush (they’re so mainstream):
We also found a random door.
No idea why. It did not lead to Narnia. (We checked.) And that’s Mime again, in the red jeans.
The day ended with the most delicious iced chocolates the world has ever known. A lot of which landed on my leg because…I don’t even know. My nephew missed that delicate journey of putting a spoon from his cup to his mouth?? He’s only 3, so I’ll forgive him this time.
But wait! I’m actually going to talk about a BOOK too!
There are reasons, of course, good and substantial reasons I’m excited.
a) It’s dystopian and I love dystopian books and movies.
b) It has a fabulous cast and I mean fabulous.
c) The trailers are already SO action packed and punchy and awesome.
b) Eustace is in it. (You know, from The Voyage of the Dawn Treader movie.) And also Stiles is in it. (You know, from Teen Wolf.)
Although I…um (confession time) only just recently read the book.
Dystopians and me have a love/hate relationship.
But let’s just go ahead and talk about the characters and cast, yes?
until he turns into cranky Gally:
The rest of the Mazians (totally a word) is equally fabulous and perfectly casted.
Minho was one of my favourites in the book. Teresa didn’t as much dialogue and importance in the book, but I feel like she’ll have more to do in the movie. Which I don’t mind. She is the sole woman.
What part do I think will be freakishly awesome?
Plus, the characters are all dirty.
Basically, if you’re looking for an epic dystopian with fantastic characters and unique plot: THIS IS IT.
Cait did cheat while she went through that maze. She was with her one-year-old niece and it was taking too long to catch up to the others, so they went under. Her niece thought it was funny. Mime said it was cheating and refused to join them. She’s such a goody-goody. Cait and her niece got through the maze the fastest. Just sayin’.