SUNDAY THE MAZE RUNNER
10.35PM, FOXTEL PREMIERE ★★ ★
Imagine a latter- day Lord of the Flies fused with a discarded plot line from TV’s Lost. Like the sound of that? Then this is bound to get you in. There will be no escape, either. Not at least until all four entries in author James Dashner’s hit series of young- adult novels are in the can. This punchy first instalment doesn’t waste any time putting its easy-to- follow premise through some serious paces. A tribe of teenage boys is trapped inside a walled field. Outside is a complex maze that changes configuration every day, and hosts a collection of vicious creatures every night. On the arrival of a newcomer ( Dylan O’Brien), the entrenched tribal laws are challenged for the first time.