By Salome Teri (London, England)
A great movie, with great actors and a great storyline. Wes Ball did a fantastic job of taking our breath away with this post-apocalyptic sci-fi film.
The plot was in the title, which gave us an idea of what it’s about, but there is so much more to it, and as the story unravels with the Grievers, the incurable virus called the Flare, and the government being involved (surprise, surprise(!)) the more interesting it becomes and the more viewers start to love it.
The cast performed fantastically making viewers believe they were actually a part of the film because of the way the cast kept us on the edge of our seats, you’re not able to look anywhere but the screen!
Dylan O’Brien did an outstanding job of playing his character Thomas, and the best scenes in this film were always ones that had him in it. And I’m pleased that Dylan O’Brien and Kaya Scodelario’s characters Thomas and Teresa did not come together and fall in love because that’s what happens most of the time with the main boy and girl character. There will be a part 2, but I think for part 1 them coming together would have been a bit too heavy since they barely even know who they are, let alone know each other.
Dozens of emotions are felt whilst watching like excitement, anger, fear and joy. There were also scenes where humour was brought into it and that lightened the mood, but then the game faces were back on again. When Thomas was brought up by the elevator at the beginning, he was a scared boy just trying to piece together who he was. But by the end you could see how transformed he was and how he became a leader.
It was fun to watch and I couldn’t ask for it to be any better. Can’t wait for part 2!!