And I'm really not sure what to make of it yet.
And then forgot about it.
|I understand your looks of disapproval. I'm ashamed of myself.|
So what made me finish reading the Maze Runner?
Well, to be straight-forward, the movie is coming out in less than two weeks. And I desperately want to see this movie. Partially because the trailer is so intense and awesome and looks so cool, and partially because I'm going to spend all 113 minutes staring at the screen and saying with pride, "That's my special snowflake up there, being all awesome and saving the world--wait, that's Thomas, not Colt..."
I have a very hard time accepting the fact that Dylan O'Brien exists and that Colton does not.
|one and the same, I tell you.|
|yup. No lie.|
Annnnnyhooo, I picked up this book again when my friend texted me saying we needed to see it as soon as it came out. My general rule of thumb is that I should read the book before seeing the movie; not because I want to be superior to everybody who hasn't read it, but mostly because I like to see the whole story, especially the parts that don't make it in. I can't appreciate a movie to its fullest without experiencing the book first. It just doesn't happen.
I liked the Maze Runner. I really did. I liked the whole premise of it, the unique cast of characters, and the setting was brilliant. The Maze fascinated me, and I wish I hadn't seen the trailer for the movie before I got to the Grievers, because I really wanted to be able to picture them as the book described them, without any exterior aide. I especially loved everybody's names and the meaning behind them. All except for Minho. I'm sorry, I can't picture Minho as anybody but this dork. Tru fact.
|I mean, he looks perfect for the character. But Choi Minho will always come to mind when I see his name.|
I also didn't like the Maze Runner. I really didn't. I figured out the end about halfway through, I saw the Griever's Box coming from miles away, and Gally's disappearance...yeah. Kinda called that. I really hate it when I can guess the plot of a book that I really want to like. And I'm not saying that the Maze Runner is a bad book because it's a tad bit predictable. I'm just saying I don't like it because I kind of spoiled it for myself. There wasn't a giant surprise. There wasn't something that made me raise my eyebrows in shock.
Except for Chuck at the end. I'm dreading that part in the movie. Don't want to have to relive that... *cries a million tears*
I have a feeling I'm going to like the movie better than the book (and that probably has something to do with my Colt/Thomas issues). I am going to give The Scorch Trials a shot, because the Scorch kind of intrigued me, though it is just another trope of a dystopia style book. But I'll get through that. Hopefully.
Overall, I'm stuck halfway between liking the Maze Runner and really really NOT liking it. And I can't make up my mind which it is.
So how about you read it and tell me what you think about below? Hmm? Would you do that for me?
It's the start of a brand new week, everybody! Hope you have a good one!