Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - WEEK IN MOVIES -


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.

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