The first trailer for The Maze Runner was finally released yesterday – and you guys it did NOT disappoint! Intense, epic, nerve-wrecking – these are some of the words used to describe the trailer that we saw! Don’t believe us? Check it out for yourself below.
An alarming number of you evidently soiled your nether regions in sundry ways upon viewing the #mazerunnertrailer. Our apologies.—
James Dashner (@jamesdashner) March 18, 2014
Check out our mini guide to The Maze Runner that we put together for you yesterday, and without further ado, below are our recorded fan reactions – if it was a video reaction – you would have just seen our faces with our eyes wide open and our jaws dropped – so, let’s be glad it’s not that! [Spoilers ahead for non-book readers – go read the book]
Some book quotes to start us off with!
“With another jolt, the room jerked upwards like an old lift in a mine shaft.”
The opening few seconds of the trailer are straight up intense – the sounds, the lighting, Thomas in anguish!
“A heavy grating sound revealed double sliding doors being forced open.”
Look … there is the Glade’s number 1 jerk looking down at the new greenie!
“After so long in darkness, the light stabbed his eyes; he looked away, covering his face with both hands.”
Okay, so Thomas may not be using both his hands here, but damn, he makes the whole “adjusting-back-to-the-light” look so damn sexy! Bonus points if you spotted that crate with the W.C.K.D. initials on them.
“Where am I? Thomas asked, surprised at hearing his voice for the first time in his salvageable memory.”
The only thing Thomas remembers upon arrival at the Glade, is his name … side note … Dylan you are HOT!
So … lets talk a bit about the Glade
“They stood in a vast courtyard several times the size of a football field, surrounded by four enormous walls made of grey stone and covered in spots with thick ivy. The walls had to be hundreds of feet high and formed a perfect square around them … “
There isn’t much denying it … the Glade looks EXACTLY like what we pictured it in our heads. If you want to just grasp the idea of how big the glade is … just check out the gif below, where Thomas looks around only to find himself surrounded by walls …
And lets talk about the titular Maze!!!
The maze is just SHUCKING AMAZING! It’s HUGE, SCARY and ENDLESS … just the way it’s supposed to be.
And to put it all in perspective – check out the complete 3D model of the maze that Minho is studying in the Map Room – oh these boys and their puzzles!
And where there is a maze – there will always be …
… the Grievers!!!
Oh boy … the grievers – these slimy, metallic, clicking little pests are dreaded beings for the grievers and even though we saw just a little of them … they sure seem scary!!!
So up until now … it’s pretty much a testosterone show going on in the Glade, the standard ‘who has the bigger – uhm – nerves of steel, to go running in the maze’ kind of stuff …
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“It’s a girl.”
Yes folks, a girl (Teresa) comes to Gladeville and very seductively says “Thomas” in front of all the boys …
… And all the other gladers look up at him … probably to say “Yo bro, she wants you!”
But humour aside, here is when all the klunk starts to go down, but lets put that thought aside for a bit.
Lets focus on the running!
Seriously … all the running in the trailer, especially with that music in the background, just makes things so intense and ups the ante …
Run … Thomas … Run … Minho … Run … Everyone … Run!
Seriously though, running not only builds physique but also anticipation and where there is running …
… there is also … cliff hanging?
But seriously, the still of the runners passing the walls (left), looks so similar to the runner passing the walls on the book cover (right). Great job creative team – it’s not easy bringing a book to life, especially with such precision.
Apart from being dystopian, The Maze Runner also has a science fiction element to it and this is well illustrated in the trailer – the weird cannister covered in goo, the scanner in the maze, Gally inside a water tank – perhaps a memory from when he went through The Changing!
So we’ve seen some intense running and mystery sci-fi stuff – but nothing gets more thrilling than the following –
We all know what the boys are looking out at … but no one … no one is prepared for what happens next
OH MY GAWDDDDDD!! SERIOUSLY THOMAS? SERIOUSLY?
Although, you must admit … that was wicked … and wicked is good!
Check out some of the familiar faces we saw in the trailer …
Aww little Chuckie … you’ll have to wait until the next trailer to make us go “awwwwww”!
So yeah .. that wraps up our reactions to the trailer … tell you a secret … we are still not over it and are watching it again and again! Also, I just cannot get enough of that the ending … lets take a look again at impulsive and adventurous Thomas …
Seriously though … claustrophobic attack coming on …
Looks like its going to be a while until another trailer hits the web … in the meantime, go watch this one again and again and reread the books as we wait until the September 19th release date! Only six more months to go guys … yikes – hang in there Gladers … wicked is going to come and we all know wicked is always GOOD!
What did you think of the trailer?
Another YA book is heading to the big screen! The first in James Dashner’s trilogy, the film adaptation of The Maze Runner releases worldwide on September 19, 2014 (find your country’s release date here) after it was pushed back from its initial date of February 14, 2014. The film was shot in Baton Rouge, Louisiana over the Summer of 2013 and fans have had radio silence from the creative team as far as stills and trailers are concerned. Not anymore!
Yes, the trailer will be shown during Teen Wolf. But it’ll also be released first on Fox’s YouTube channel. Not sure when. #mazerunner—
James Dashner (@jamesdashner) March 16, 2014
The first trailer makes its debut tonight during MTV’s Teen Wolf, which airs its third season finale tonight. Fans of Teen Wolf will surely recognize their beloved Stiles Stilinski in The Maze Runner as Dylan O’Brien plays the lead, Thomas, and is joined by other young up and comers. Check out their character stills below which were released last year to promote a Twitter chat with the cast.
(*Note that the release date on these character cards is the older one)
The summary for the film reads as follows –
Set in a post-apocalyptic world, young Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they’re all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow “runners” for a shot at escape.
As we gear up toward the trailer release, the Facebook page has started releasing a stream of new stills featuring the glade and the gladers, as well as the mysterious girl Teresa, who is transported into the boys only glade.
The marketing team has also released a gif of Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) looking around the glade, trapped inside the four walls.
If the above gif is anything to go by … the trailer is going to be SHUCKING EPIC and we can’t wait for it! Make sure you are subscribed to FOX’s YouTube channel to be watch the trailer the minute it is uploaded. Can’t wait? You betcha … the fate of Dylan O’Brien’s character on Teen Wolf added to the anticipation of watching The Maze Runner trailer for the first time – you guys, some one needs to hold me … SHIZZ is going down tonight! Oh and Oh … that is not it … check out the first poster for the film, which was also released today!
And if that is not enough to satisfy your thirst for the trailer tonight … check out the following stills from the film.
Also don’t forgot … you can be a part of WICKED (or rather W.C.K.D. for the film) and keep your eyes on the boys on this surveillance website.
In the meantime – that is before the September release – catch up on your reading with The Maze Runner trilogy and its prequel. The books in the series and the order to read are – The Maze Runner, The Scorch Trials, The Death Cure, The Kill Order.
What are your expectations for the trailer tonight? Do you think we will see the grievers or hear some of the Glade slang that I have come to use since reading the book? Well … whatever we see … I’m pretty sure we’ll be here fangirling … so don’t forget to check back tomorrow when we post our Trailer Reaction! Happy waiting Gladers!
Have you read The Maze Runner?
Our favourite werewolves and werewolf hunters are back on January 6, 2014. If you caught the mid-season finale of Teen Wolf a few months ago, then you know that shizz has been going down and brewing up in Beacon Hills.
The trailers for Season 3B have been doing the rounds and they are nothing short of CREEPY!! The trailers use themes of horror, mystery and ominous foretelling to show us what is coming up next month! They also feature a song sung by a [creepy] little girl with the lyrics “Life is but a dream” playing out as the teasers end. All of them end with the tag line “Lose Your Mind”.
Stiles Stilinski’s teaser below shows images of bodies pressing onto a white curtain, a classroom full of students communicating with sign language and Stiles losing his mind on a football field with the lights glaring into his eyes as he shouts “WAKE UP”!
Scott McCall’s teaser below shows images of flies on a cadavar, him lying, bleeding on a table and Stiles and Lydia trying to wake up him up.
Allison Argent’s teaser below, is by far the creepiest and shows her entering a morgue with someone behind her (that someone looks like Allison herself) and as the lights go off, Allison walks toward an open drawer, through which she sees someone crawling up. Guys, I’m not going to be able to sleep tonight!
The complete trailer for the second half of the season is embedded below:
Now, the above trailer amps up the horror level in a way I didn’t think was possible, not after the character teasers posted above, and here are our reactions:
So someone is walking down a dark corridor, with water running all over the floor.
Lydia is trying to scream, but her lips are sealed shut.
Allison is petting a wolf like it’s her stuffed toy, but it does look a little lifeless!
Whose bloody hands are these?
Someone is trying very hard to wake up.
Who is Sheriff Stilinski trying to reassure with the “This isn’t you” line?
Guess what will be abundant in my nightmares tonight?
The person walking through the corridor has finally arrived in to a room with Scott, who also mutters the line “This isn’t you”.
And BAM! The “You” is none other than Stiles! You guys, Stiles with bloody hands and blood around his mouth, who finally tells his reflection “This is you”.
Notably missing from the trailer is our favourite wolves, Isaac (Daniel Sharman) and Derek (Tyler Hoechlin), who at the end of Season 3A, left town with his sister Cora, but we have a positive feeling that he’ll show up, and Isaac will still be around (hopefully not in a love triangle with Allison and Scott).
So what is going on you guys? Is this sleep-hypnosis-horror situation a direct result of the sleep journey that Scott, Stiles and Allison undertook at the end of Season 3A to save their loved ones, or is there something else at play in Beacon Hills!
It is clear from these trailers that everyone is losing their mind, as are we, because though January 6 is a little over a month away, we can hardly wait.
*Mild Spoilers Ahead*
The lunar eclipse is coming tonight and its going to take the powers away from our favourite werewolves!
The Teen Wolf mid-season summer finale airs tonight and it promises to be a fire-cracker!
Last week, the closing montage of the penultimate episode left us a juicy cliffhanger, with Allison, Stiles and Scott were getting an ice-cold death bath by Isaac, Lydia and Deaton respectively, while Derek lost his alpha powers trying to save his sister Cora, and Sheriff Stilenski, Mrs. McCall and Chris Argent were trapped by the Darach in the root cellar!
Here are some crazy (by which we mean “fangirling”) moments from episode 11 “Alpha Pact” –
Super Dad Chris Argent packs in his weapons of mass Darach destruction! We love this bad ass dad and can’t help rooting for him!
This scene was so, so, so beautiful and powerful!
Dylan O’Brien and Holland Roden are not just gorgeous, they are brilliant actors.
Not to mention that the Stiles and Lydia kiss finally happened and it was so sweet!
Later, we found out that Chris Argent isn’t only about the muscles – he always has a plan, and this time, it involved giving himself up to the Darach and leaving Allison and Isaac in the bank locker to – well – get connected [This turns out to be important later]!
Time is running out and Cora is getting weaker, so Peter being Peter, suggests this crazy plan to Derek telling him that it will save Cora but will result in Derek losing his alpha status. Derek did not hesitate, not even with Kali’s ultimatum around the corner. Something tells me Peter is going to benefit by Derek’s demotion to beta status!
When Deaton came up with a plan that would help save their parents, Allison, Stiles and Scott jumped into the cold ice water bath without hesitation, even when Deaton explained that they would face death for 3 seconds and will have a permanent scar of darkness in their hearts! Further, their tether to this world, the person holding them under, must have enough of a connection with the ‘drownee’ to be able to bring them back! Naturally Lydia movies towards BFF Allison, until Deaton directed her to Stiles, and left Allison looking innocently – or rather with guilt – at Scott upon realising her tether and connection would be Isaac! And off the went … into the deep.
PAUSE! Before the kids took the complete ice plunge, Stiles told Scott that his dad was in town, and we later stood staring at our screens when we realised that Scott’s dad was none other than the FBI agent hounding Stiles throughout the day for answers about the missing Sheriff and absent school students!
So there we have it … a crazy, explosive penultimate episode that can only lead to a CRAZY, EXPLOSIVE mid-season Summer finale tonight?
What answers will Allison, Stiles and Scott find on the other side?
Will they be able to save their parents from the Darach?
How will Derek cope with his alpha-status demotion?
What mischief will Deucalion and his gang get up to tonight?
For answers and a first look at the Winter season, tune in to MTV tonight.
Here is a promo of the finale … while you wait for the moon to come up!
Teen Wolf’s Winter Season returns on January 6, 2014! Something tells us it will be a long wait!
Don’t forget to comeback in the next few days as we cover the agonizing cliffhangers from the finale tonight – because, come on … there will definitely be some cliffhangers tonight!
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