Two nerds sitting on a couch discuss the first of the Maze Runner movie trilogy.
The Maze Runner series, both the books and movies, is contemporary with a whole bunch of other teen dystopias, most notably The Hunger Games, and follows a group of teens in a survival situation. There are spoilers galore for The Maze Runner, in addition to other Young Adult dystopias and related media.
One minor correction to something I say in the podcast: there were three Divergent movies made, not two. I was confused because I knew they never made the final movie, but had forgotten the filmmakers split the final book into two movies. The movie I’m thinking of is the third and penultimate movie in a movie series that was never finished.
ED: the third Divergent movie was called Observant.