The Maze Runner is a good movie but its nothing great. Although For me it felt like the movie left out a lot of details the book had but im not even sure if that's true because i haven't read the books yet but after watching this im thinking about checking them out. The first half of the film is pretty slow but tells you what you need to know while the second half pretty much serves as the action part of the movie but even then it seemed like it never really took off i guess that's because this is just the beginning in what looks to be another franchise. Maybe the second film will have a bigger budget so the effects can look better im mean yeah sure they looked great in this considering the films 34 million dollar budget but i think they still can improve on it. The cast was solid although i did find Will Poulter's character "Gally" pretty annoying and i could never take him serious as a tough guy also i pretty much knew from the start that Chuck was going to die.
Overall i give it a 6.5 Maybe ill re-watch the movie after i read the first book and see if that helps.