Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

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Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

The Maze Runner franchise continues. Having escaped the maze of the first film, Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) and his fellow young survivors find out more about their ruined world - and have to travel across some of its most dangerous places. Aiden Gillen (Game of Thrones’ Littlefinger), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad’s Gus Fring), Alan Tudyk, Barry Pepper, and Lili Taylor join the cast.

Picking up where the previous film left off, the handful of youngsters who survived find themselves in a processing facility under the command of Janson (Gillen). There, they discover theirs was not the only maze, and other graduates of WCKD's testing programme have also been liberated. Believing things are too good to be true, Thomas can't help but dig deeper, and what he discovers will take him and his friends on a journey through the post-apocalyptic wasteland of the Scorch, a danger-filled desert that has engulfed cities, and maybe even nations.

2015Rating: M, Violence130 minsUSA
ActionAdventureScience FictionBlockbuster
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Succeeds well enough as derivative survival-horror-action thrillers go, but makes for an unsatisfying, confusing sequel.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Rather than Maze Runner 2: We're Gonna Need A Bigger Maze, Scorch Trials ambitiously opens up its world with mixed results: gripping action, so-so script.

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

This film is making a wheezing, spluttering sound: the sound of a profitable YA franchise running out of steam.

1.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Ball makes assured use of the wide screen: much of the film's interest lies in the different types of terrain covered, from cramped corridors and air vents to barren desert to a ruined city that might have been designed by M. C. Escher.

0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Essentially just one long scene, bookended by a minimum of necessary exposition.

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Lacks a sense of originality and urgency, undercut by overly familiar characterizations and dilatory pacing.

0
Herald Sun

Herald Sun

press

Overall, this is a worthy addition to what is shaping as one of the better youth-centric series of its kind.

3.0
0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

It’s only recommended for those who have seen the first film and plan on seeing the third, but as middle instalments go this is an entertaining one that’s all the better for being unfaithful to the book.

3.0
0

Best watch in awhile

This movie has all you may need for a good watch; emotion, humour and a lot of action. Some parts are slow but the fast paced scenes make up for it. After reading the books you will feel a lot more connected to the characters and you will understand more to whats going on throughout the film. It's cool to see that there's little things added to the movie...

5.0
0

Better than the first film

Action packed film carrying on the Maze Runner series, I thoroughly enjoyed it and thought it was better than the first one. I did think it was a little too long though.

3.0
0

Solid Run

A solid and entertaining return to the dystopian world we were introduced to in Maze Runner. More original than the Divergent series but not as engaging than the Hunger Games.

3.0
0

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

I thought this movie was fast pace, pounding of adrenaline that it deserves a wicked 5 star!!!

5.0
0

What movie am I watching?

I was a little confused with this movie. Is it a zombie apocalypse movie? Is it a Divergent, Hunger games rip-off? An adult or a adolescent movie? Struggling to really capture a real audience, emotion or my attention this movie was a big failure in my books. I couldn't connect at any level of its poorly directed script. Random events that occur in the movie...

2.0
0

Ok I suppose

Found Maze Runner more entertaining, ok to have in the background while doing something else as you wont miss much

0

Zombies Runner?

Maze Runner : Scorch Trials Another crazy twist like in the first one with stuff in the maze, this one has crazy stuff about the people! For those that haven’t read the books I won’t give any spoilers. Like ‘Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters’, ‘Day After Tomorrow’, and ‘Tomorrow When the War Begins’ with a lot more sand. It’s good, easy palatable for the youth...

3.0
0

Just keep running

Just think the first movie with a hint of the Hunger Games, World War Z and Divergent and lots of running. I scare easily so there were a few screams from me, this wouldn't be the best film for children under 13. The twist at the end did make get excited to see the next film.

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Succeeds well enough as derivative survival-horror-action thrillers go, but makes for an unsatisfying, confusing sequel.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Rather than Maze Runner 2: We're Gonna Need A Bigger Maze, Scorch Trials ambitiously opens up its world with mixed results: gripping action, so-so script.

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

This film is making a wheezing, spluttering sound: the sound of a profitable YA franchise running out of steam.

1.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Ball makes assured use of the wide screen: much of the film's interest lies in the different types of terrain covered, from cramped corridors and air vents to barren desert to a ruined city that might have been designed by M. C. Escher.

0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Essentially just one long scene, bookended by a minimum of necessary exposition.

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Lacks a sense of originality and urgency, undercut by overly familiar characterizations and dilatory pacing.

0
Herald Sun

Herald Sun

press

Overall, this is a worthy addition to what is shaping as one of the better youth-centric series of its kind.

3.0
0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

It’s only recommended for those who have seen the first film and plan on seeing the third, but as middle instalments go this is an entertaining one that’s all the better for being unfaithful to the book.

3.0
0

Best watch in awhile

This movie has all you may need for a good watch; emotion, humour and a lot of action. Some parts are slow but the fast paced scenes make up for it. After reading the books you will feel a lot more connected to the characters and you will understand more to whats going on throughout the film. It's cool to see that there's little things added to the movie...

5.0
0

Better than the first film

Action packed film carrying on the Maze Runner series, I thoroughly enjoyed it and thought it was better than the first one. I did think it was a little too long though.

3.0
0

Solid Run

A solid and entertaining return to the dystopian world we were introduced to in Maze Runner. More original than the Divergent series but not as engaging than the Hunger Games.

3.0
0

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

I thought this movie was fast pace, pounding of adrenaline that it deserves a wicked 5 star!!!

5.0
0

What movie am I watching?

I was a little confused with this movie. Is it a zombie apocalypse movie? Is it a Divergent, Hunger games rip-off? An adult or a adolescent movie? Struggling to really capture a real audience, emotion or my attention this movie was a big failure in my books. I couldn't connect at any level of its poorly directed script. Random events that occur in the...

2.0
0

Ok I suppose

Found Maze Runner more entertaining, ok to have in the background while doing something else as you wont miss much

0

Zombies Runner?

Maze Runner : Scorch Trials Another crazy twist like in the first one with stuff in the maze, this one has crazy stuff about the people! For those that haven’t read the books I won’t give any spoilers. Like ‘Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters’, ‘Day After Tomorrow’, and ‘Tomorrow When the War Begins’ with a lot more sand. It’s good, easy palatable for the...

3.0
0

Just keep running

Just think the first movie with a hint of the Hunger Games, World War Z and Divergent and lots of running. I scare easily so there were a few screams from me, this wouldn't be the best film for children under 13. The twist at the end did make get excited to see the next film.

3.0
0