WED­NES­DAY THE MAZE RUN­NER

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - WEEK IN MOVIES -

8.30PM, FOX­TEL AC­TION/ AVENTURE ★★★

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. This punchy adap­ta­tion of au­thor James Dash­ner’s young-adult novel 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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