'Maze Runner' puzzles, and not in a good way

September 18, 2014 5:23 PM

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'Maze Runner' puzzles, and not in a good way

Sometimes it's a hectic action adventure, other times it feels like an updated version of Lord of the Flies. Utimately, it's yet another tale of a teen dystopia. (** out of four; rated PG-13; opening Friday).

In any of the above scenarios, it leaves questions unanswered. A sci-fi thriller set in a vaguely post-apocalyptic future must create a fully drawn universe to thoroughly captivate the viewer. But Maze Runner feels only partially formed.

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