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Film Research: Maze Runner

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INTRODUCTION

The movie we have picked is The Maze Runner. This type of movie is thriller and action. The movie is released in September 11, 2014. The movie is where a boy named Thomas who wakes up in an old lift when he have reached up the surface he found out that he has been sent to a grassy place called the ‘Glade’. He was in shocked because he can’t remember anything. He met some group of boys that who had lived there for some years. The head of the Glade is Alby. He showed Thomas around the Glade and explains everything to him. When showing the Glade, Thomas showed interest on the door that lead to the maze. Alby told Thomas not to enter the maze because once they enter they can’t find any way out because the maze will change every time when night comes. One time, Thomas ran into the maze to save Alby and MinHo. Even though he had broken the rules he has been promoted to a runner. Thomas and MinHo then run inside the maze to find a way out. In the end, they found a way out leading some of the Gladers to be able to escape from the Maze.

The target of the audience for our research is the college students in Tunku Abdul Rahman University College. There are many faculties in the college like Faculty of Applied Sciences and Computing, Faculty of Accountancy, Finance & Business, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment. The audience we are researching is on the Faculty of Applied Sciences and Computing, Faculty of Accountancy & Business, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment. The student age in Tunku Abdul Rahman University College we have research on is 18 to 26.

The number of students we have targeted on is 50 students. There are 25 boys and 25 girls who have completed our research. Mostly of the students has watched the Maze Runner.

LITERATURE REVIEW

Media effect have been be doing research in 1940, that is a year before the time of television. Researchers show the image of national multiple voting. While the interviewer need to investigate the opinion or behaviour of a group of people by asking them question and that are is it the press and radio will influence public option for the forthcoming vote.

The two step flow theory is a process of impacting the people. It is talk about the mass media influence the people and it will continuous affect people such as opinion leader will influence opinion follower. The characteristic of opinion leader mostly are active in social , they like to communicate with other and easy-going. At the same time, opinion follower will collect their knowledge. So actually this is a cyclic process.

The next theory is Agenda setting , it is a theory that to cause the public have knowledge and also must relate to the main point of the collective of newspaper and magazines. And it is not bring the real message to us but it achieve to make us know what it really bring the message that almost close to us.

Spiral of silence is discuss the overall opinion that is not supportive when the public intend to know they are only a smallest part in the whole. They not dare to provide their feeling and though, they prefer to keep their mouth shut and media will make them unable to speak. If one point are given that mean other one will vanish.

Social learning theory is to grip someone awareness, inspiration and the capacity to remember things. People gain knowledge from take notice from others that are close to them . They like to watch attentively other state of minds and manners. Because they want to look resemble like them. This theory can define that people can absorb the fresh things and can improve the quality of themselves just by see the manner of people.

RESEARCH

There are two types of method use to get answers for the research such as survey in quantitative method and interviews in qualitative methods. We have used quantitative method in our research. Quantitative method is where people pass out surveys form to the people to fill in and this method can help calculate the percentage on how many people have respond to the question given in the survey forms. This method can help people who are researching for answers easier. That is why we used quantitative research because students would mostly fill in survey forms. We have collected data from the students of Tunku Abdul Rahman University College and we distribute our survey form in the library of the college.

FINDINGS

Qa) Do the college students watch The Maze Runner?

Based on the bar chart above, 25 boys and 25 girls had watched The Maze Runner.

Qb) Where do the college students watch The Maze Runner?

Based on the bar chart above, 22 boys watch The Maze Runner at cinema while 3 of the boys watch it through the Internet. Besides, 23 girls watch this movie at cinema and 2 girls watch it through online.

Qc) Are the college students aware of the values of courageous in The Maze Runner movie?

Based on the bar chart above, 22 boys aware of the values of courageous in The Maze Runner movie while 3 of the boys did not aware of the values in this movie. There are 24 girls aware of the values of courageous in this movie and 1 girl do not aware of this value.

Qd) What scene in The Maze Runner movie would the college students consider as courageous?

Based on the bar chart above, the scene “fight with the griever” 5 boys and 4 girls consider it as courageous while the scene “want to be a runner” both boys and girls are same that is 5 people choose it. Furthermore, the scene “run out from the glade to find a way to escape from the maze” 7 boys and 10 girls consider it as courageous. 8 boys and 6 girls consider the scene “sacrifice yourself to save people” as courageous.

Qe) After watching The Maze Runner movie, have college students try to be more courageous in real life?

Based on the pie chart above, 12 boys and 10 girls say that after watching The Maze runner movie, they try to be more courageous in real life while 9 boys and 13 girls think that they are maybe change to be more courageous in real life. Only 4 boys and 2 girls say they are no change to be more courageous after watched this movie.

Qf) In what way, do college students think the movie has taught them to be more courageous? (This question can choose more than one)

Based on the bar chart above, 12 boys and 11 girls choose to face the challenge bravely, 5 boys and 7 girls choose to face the challenge bravely to overcome the fear in us. Moreover, 6 boys and 5 girls choose to seek help from family members when they face problem and 8 boys and 11 girls will find a solution when they face problem. If they cannot handle problem, they will work together with friends both 8 boys and girls choose this.

Qg) Do college students consider themselves to be more courageous after they watch The Maze Runner movie?

Based on the bar chart above, 18 boys and 15 girls say they consider themselves to be more courageous after they watch this movie. 3 boys and 8 girls say they didn’t change to be more courageous after watch this movie.

CONCLUSION

As a conclusion, we had done our survey by questionnaire method and we have conclude our understanding by the survey. Our survey forms were distributed to other different faculty students to fill in.

According to the survey that we made, most of the students have already watch the movie ‘The Maze Runner’. The majority of students watching the movie is at cinema than downloading from the internet. There are majority of students are aware and minority students does not aware of the values of courageous in The Maze Runner movie. Majority of students consider that run out from the glade to find a way to escape from the maze as courageous. Many students also consider sacrifice yourself to save people as courageous. Some students consider being a runner as courageous. And minority of them consider fighting with the griever as courageous.

Furthermore, mostly boy students feel that they will try be more courageous in real life after watching The Maze Runner movie and mostly girl students feel that maybe they will try to be more courageous in real life. A little group of them feel that they will not try to be more courageous in real life. Majority of girl and boy students also feel that the movie had taught them to be more courageous, so when they face any challenge, they will face it bravely. Some girl students also feel that if they face any problem, they will find a solution to solve it. Minority of boy students feel that when they face challenge, they need to face it bravely to overcome the fear in them and minority of girl students feel that when they have a problem that they can’t solve, they will seek help from their family members.

Moreover, majority of boy and girl students consider themselves to be more courageous after they watch The Maze Runner movie. But a little group of boy and girl students does not consider themselves to be more courageous after they watch The Maze Runner movie.

In short, we conclude that most of the Tunku Abdul Rahman University College students thinks that The Maze Runner movie is courageous.

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