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[Alternatives] – Movie Review – Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015)

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Movie Review –
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015)

Genre: Sci-Fi, Dystopian, Adventure
Duration: 132 Minutes
Directed By: Wes Ball

Written By: T.S. Nowlin

After having escaped the Maze, the Gladers now face a new set of challenges on the open roads of a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles.


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[Review] Red Queen – Victoria Aveyard

Book Title:                  Red Queen (Red Queen, #01)
Author:                         Victoria Aveyard
Number of pages:   383

Synopsis:

red queen - victoria aveyard coverThe poverty stricken Reds are commoners, living under the rule of the Silvers, elite warriors with god-like powers.

To Mare Barrow, a 17-year-old Red girl from The Stilts, it looks like nothing will ever change.

Mare finds herself working in the Silver Palace, at the centre of
those she hates the most. She quickly discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy Silver control.

But power is a dangerous game. And in this world divided by blood, who will win?

(re: Goodreads @ Red Queen – Victoria Aveyard)

Should this book be picked up? the tl;dr spoiler-less review:

— Takes the memorable of other [dystopian] worlds and mashes it all up into a new story
— World building is superficially superb but lacks context to really bring the grit of caste societies full circle and feel urgency toward
— Though it is High Fantasy, it feels as though Romance eclipses all other genres. Fundamentally a love-triangle/V but can be seen as a love-pyramid (there are that many suitors…)
— Blends engaging action sequences with morally ambiguous conflicts seen through characters who stand taller by themselves. Developmental-wise, it’s a solid showing for a first installment
— Rating: 2/5

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Initial Thoughts:

After months of promising that I would read this…you have all been gifted with a stream of vomit under the cut.

Disclaimer: Potential spoilers inherent to this review from here onward.


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[Alternatives] – Movies – Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

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Movies – Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

Genre: Science Fiction, Post-Apocalyptic, Action, Thriller,
Duration: 120 Minutes
Directed By:
George Miller
Written By: George Miller, Brendan McCarthy, Nico Lathouris

In a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, two rebels just might be able to restore order: Max, a man of action and of few words, and Furiosa, a woman of action who is looking to make it back to her childhood homeland.


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