Maze Runner Review (book)

I read and finished the book “The Maze Runner” last week.  I read it because the movie is coming out soon and my sister kept posting things about the movie saying how awesome it is going to be.  I think she also meant how “hot” the main character is, but whatever.  I still decided to read it.

Overall, the book was pretty good.  It has suspense, action and some mystery.  It obviously falls in line with a lot of the other movies that are being made right now which means that it is set in the future and deals with some dystopian themes.

After finishing the book I immediately pulled up the trailer on YouTube to watch it and see how it looks.  To my disappointment, although I should have expected it, the movie looks very different.  You can really tell they are changing many things for the movie.  The 3 things that I can tell are different from the trailer don’t seem to be horribly different, but that doesn’t bode well for the rest of the movie.  I’m going to see the movie on Friday (if my wife finishes the book) and then I’ll write a post comparing the book to the movie.

Overall I’d give the book a 6/10 so its a decent read if you have free time.  It goes by pretty quick.  I’m not sure if I’ll read the other books in the series because many reviews say they get worse and worse as the series goes on.

What are your thoughts on The Maze Runner?  Have you read it?  Do you plan on seeing the movie?

– Jacob

Thor: Still My Favorite Avenger



Yesterday was the release of Thor 2, Marvel’s second movie in it’s Phase 2 of MCU movies, and I absolutely loved it! I admit that I did not see the original Thor in theaters.  I really had no desires to watch it all because I knew little of Thor and the trailer did not interest me, but once I heard of the plans to combine all the movies into an Avengers film I decided to rent Thor from Redbox one night and I absolutely love it!  Thor was easily my favorite of the original Marvel movies (Iron Man, Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor and Captain America)  I loved the characters, the fantasy worlds and the bad guy was by far the best of all the Marvel movies.

And with Thor 2 all that stuff was back!  The amazing scenery of the other 9 realms looks amazing.  The space shots are awesome!  There is one scene where we get to see what it looks like as Thor is beaming from Earth to Asgard and it is so cool!  Plus, we get the great characters.  I absolutely love Kat Dennings’ character in the Thor movies.  Her show on CBS, Two Broke Girls, is horrible but her character in the Thor movies is hilarious.  And of course we have Loki.



By far the best villain (thus far) in the Marvel movies.  None of the bad guys in any of the Iron Man or Captain America movies can compare to Loki.  He is just a great character and we get to see a lot of him in Thor 2.  

I would recommend seeing it.