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The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials

If you thought the first film in this YA franchise was batshit crazy, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet… The log line for the sequel to The Maze Runner reads ‘The maze was just the beginning.’ They weren’t kidding. The world ...

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Way Down Dark by James Smythe

I enjoy a good dystopian YA thriller as much as the next Hunger Games fan, but there comes a point when I’ve got to say enough is enough. They have all become so samey. Once the initial depressing world is ...

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The Maze Runner: Welcome to the Glade

The Maze Runner is yet another dystopian teen film based on a bestselling YA novel. Haven’t we had enough of these already? From the trailer, I didn’t really have any idea what the film was about. It looked action packed ...

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Nostalgic Impulse: Equilibrium

‘…The disease is human emotion.’ Walking out of The Giver on the weekend, my partner asked me if I had ever seen Equilibrium, ‘it’s just like The Giver – sort of – but has added kung fu with guns.’ Well, ...

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