The Maze Runner

Plot hole: Thomas and Minho decide they are going to go check out Section 7 after they find the creature they killed was from there. But Minho states that when the maze changes, a different section is open every night. Section 7 was open the previous night but they decide the next day that they are going to go to Section 7 to check it out. Then when they get there, Minho is surprised to find Section 7 open and states that it's not supposed to be open for another week...but that's why they went there in the first place.

Quantom X Premium member
Upvote valid corrections to help move entries into the corrections section.

Suggested correction: That they are surprised by the fact it is open is not a plot hole. They had no other plan, all they had was section 7 and the fact the creature that came from it had died. They theorized something must have changed and they went to check that theory. They didn't know what they would find.


Stupidity: The creatures in the maze make it inside the living area after the gates open and some of the heroes hide in the corn field. While that alone isn't the smartest thing... one of them keeps a lit torch in their hand burning brightly at night while trying to hide from these creatures.

Quantom X Premium member

Continuity mistake: After Minho and Thomas escape from the blades of Section 7, they are crawling through a small passage with the ceiling coming down on them slowly. In one shot, the ceiling is touching Thomas' back. But in the next shot as they get out, he still has a few inches of clearance.

Quantom X Premium member

Deliberate mistake: Despite taking place for at least three years (prior to the arrival of Thomas) in an isolated post-apocalyptic setting, the boys in the Glade have professional looking hairstyles, not the least of which are Minho and Gally, who both have short hairstyles that look evenly cut and professionally maintained.

Phaneron Premium member
More mistakes in The Maze Runner

Newt: Great, we're all bloody inspired.

More quotes from The Maze Runner

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.