Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015)
Critic Consensus: Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials is an action-packed sequel at the cost of story, urgency, and mystery that the original offered.
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as Mary Cooper
as Ava Paige
as Aris Jones
as Carl (Masked Man)
as Dr. Crawford
as Ash Mob Evacuee
as Thomas' Mother
as Young Thomas
as Harold (Soldier)
as Med Tech
as Surveillance Room Attendant
as M3 Soldier
as Rebel Sentry
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Critic Reviews for Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
If it sounds like there isn't an original thought in The Scorch Trials' scripted head, you're right. But at least you won't be smacking yourself in the head trying to figure out what's going on.
The teen dystopian franchise continues to play rough, and now even rougher, with satisfying results.
With minimal plot development and far too much running around in dark corridors, The Scorch Trials has a poor story:filler ratio. And much of what happens is poorly thought-out.
The sequel is terrible and all my original criticisms for the first film still stand, but at least it's a more entertaining kind of awful.
Audience Reviews for Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials continues the saga with even more riveting visuals, suspense and action-sequences. However, the second installment's steadfast overflow of new characters become overwhelming and its transitions and overall-script become a head-scratcher, ultimately making it less promising than its predecessor but still fairly decent. 3/5
A muddled story with hackish dialog. No notably good performances. Gillen was miscast and distracting, and I wasn't entirely sure he wasn't still playing Littlefinger from "Game of Thrones". There is enough action to keep it marginally interesting, however. You won't be impressed, but you'll feel you barely got you money's worth.
Fact: I enjoyed the first Maze Runner- it had me on the edge of my seat and had some solid acting from a young cast. Fact: I'm glad to say the second outing of Maze Runner- The Scorch Trials is just as good, if not better. Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials directed once again by Wes Ball is a fun, suspenseful and surprisingly action heavy outing. Is the story tight? Not really- it's still your typical run of the mill teenage dystopian story. But the thing that sets this franchise apart is the perfectly constructed atmosphere of suspense and fear. The stakes feel higher thanks to the elevated sense of the action sequences. No one feels safe thanks in par to the strong acting of the cast- where nobody feels wasted. The addition of Game of Thrones veteran Aiden Gillen as Janson is a welcome addition breathing life into his character's villany. Once again Dylan O'Brien does fine work as Thomas. In saying this the movie at times can be a bit confusing and a bit jarring in its use of conveying location to the audience and can be a bit of a trek trying to locate where the group is. The action sequences while great, can also be a bit shaky at times making it hard to decipher what's happening on screen. All in all I'm impressed with this franchise so far. Please make sure the final movie isn't split into two parts though! 4/5
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Quotes
|Brenda:||I think hope is dangerous thing.|
|Thomas:||You guys don't have to come with me, but I know that we can make it.|
|Thomas:||Where are they taking here? These people are not who they say they are.|
|Thomas:||Whatever escaped is wicked.|