A Toronto journalist considered walking out of "The Maze Runner," but star Will Poulter was not about to let him get away without a fight.
On Dork Shelf* on Thursday, film editor Andrew Parker published a withering review of the Young Adult novel adaptation, which he called "one of the worst films I have ever had the immense displeasure of ever sitting through." And Will Poulter, a 21-year-old English actor who stars in the film, was not happy.
The latest teen blockbuster revolves around a young man, Thomas (Dylan O'Brien), who is suddenly transported, with no memory of his past life, to a "Lord of the Flies"-type situation, where a dangerous maze is the only way to escape. (Poulter plays Thomas's arch enemy Gally.)
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Wrote Parker: "This might be the most clichéd film to attempt to cash in on the race for studios to land the next 'Harry Potter,' 'Hunger Games,' or 'Twilight' . . . Every character is stock and worthless, performed by actors who are largely too green and