Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Reviews
January 15, 2021
Yes, there are the standard story beats to hit, but Wes Ball doesn't seem interested in simply hitting them and moving on. Instead, he wants to understand why something might happen and what the implications of it are.
December 4, 2020
It's difficult not to compare this film to the numerous sources from which it clearly derives inspiration - and sometimes uncanny similarities.
November 20, 2020
The Maze Runner is like an innocent new born baby and Scorch Trails is a blooming, daring adolescent.
October 12, 2020
If you enjoyed the first film it's not necessary that you will enjoy this too.
July 3, 2020
Cheesy, trite, and predictable, the sheer breakneck pace and frenetic energy is more than enough to whip the movie along and the result is an entertaining, if a bit overlong, teen-centric action flick.
July 30, 2019
As a whole, The Scorch Trials is not a perfect movie. Nor is it a great one. But it is very good, and most of that has to do with director Wes Ball who wrangled derivative, cliched content into a thrilling, emotionally captivating adventure-gasm.
May 4, 2019
Out of the frying pan, into the fire - the first film's promise is compromised here by a bloated running time; a transitional movie with lots of running and dust in the face, etc.
April 18, 2019
If last year's hit The Maze Runner was the first child in the family - ambitious, concise - bridge film Maze Runner: Scorch Trials is very much the middle sibling in that it is changeable, desperate to please and generally all over the map.
January 24, 2019
I look forward to the next round of scares and thrills.
December 7, 2018
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials has everything one could ask from the middle of an action-adventure trilogy - it's brisk, it's clever and it's very well-made.
November 10, 2018
...a post-apocalyptic Young Adult-oriented narrative...For the second time around it is kind of a tough sell for Scorch Trials to get the obligatory mouse to chase after the cheese in this particular misplaced maze.
November 1, 2018
Like the first film, it too often feels like they're making up the story as they go.
October 31, 2018
The Scorch Trials too often feels like just another post-apocalyptic worldwide zombie nightmare. But at least it's a mostly entertaining one.
April 20, 2018
Better than it has any right to be, this middle chapter doesn't answer nearly enough questions, but is entertaining nonetheless.
April 10, 2018
It is a true sequel, a film that cannot exist on its own terms, with nothing new to offer except more of the same.
January 18, 2018
The Scorch Trials fares best in its almost shockingly entertaining opening half hour...
December 3, 2017
The original at least had a pretty cool maze, unfortunately now they have taken it because apocalyptic zombie scenarios sell more. Yawn
November 5, 2017
While the sequel moderately improves on its predecessor, it's still incredibly pedestrian and logistically infuriating.