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Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015)

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After having escaped the Maze, the Gladers now face a new set of challenges on the open roads of a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles.

Director:

Wes Ball

Writers:

T.S. Nowlin (screenplay by), James Dashner (based upon the novel "The Scorch Trials" by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dylan O'Brien ... Thomas
Ki Hong Lee ... Minho
Kaya Scodelario ... Teresa
Thomas Brodie-Sangster ... Newt
Dexter Darden ... Frypan
Alexander Flores ... Winston
Jacob Lofland ... Aris
Rosa Salazar ... Brenda
Giancarlo Esposito ... Jorge
Patricia Clarkson ... Ava Paige
Aidan Gillen ... Janson
Terry Dale Parks Terry Dale Parks ... Carl (Masked Man)
Kathryn Smith-McGlynn ... Dr. Crawford
Lili Taylor ... Mary
Barry Pepper ... Vince
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Storyline

The second chapter of the epic "Maze Runner" saga. Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on WCKD's vastly superior forces and uncover its shocking plans for them all. Written by 20th Century Fox

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The Maze was just the beginning. The Scorch... will change everything See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for extended sequences of violence and action, some thematic elements, substance use and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

On July 25, 2014, Ball announced at San Diego Comic-Con International that the studio wants to start shooting in fall 2014, should its predecessor become a success when it hits theatres. See more »

Goofs

Around half an hour in the movie the escaped Gladers open a roll-door, just after that Minho picks up a jacket. Right after that moment, in the left lower corner a dark person with a pointy hood is seen in the background, who disappears when the camera turns. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Thomas' Mother: Remember... I love you. I love you, Thomas.
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Alternate Versions

German theatrical version was cut by approx. 1,5 minutes to secure a "Not under 12" rating. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Scorch Trials: Secrets of the Scorch (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Walkin' After Midnight
Written by Alan Block & Don Hecht
Performed by Patsy Cline
Courtesy of MCA Nashville
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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I liked it more than Part 1, but not everybody will...
9 September 2015 | by landingwizSee all my reviews

OK, so I found Scorch Trials exciting and more complete as a movie.

It also had a better cliffhanger in my opinion, because I felt like I needed to watch the next part NOW. Whereas for the ending of Maze Runner, I was like... "Here we go again???"

For sure... part 2 did not have the novelty of part 1, and for that reason alone some people might give a lower score. In fact, this movie felt more like a zombie survival movie with long screen time in darkness, jumpscares and all, so this is another reason some fans of the first part might not like Scorch Trials. It has a darker atmosphere.

It also has many cliché moments, and scenes taken right out from other movies like Jurassic park. Unoriginal ideas, but well, they worked OK in this movie.

As for the acting, I liked it. I thought everyone did a pretty compelling job. I liked the twist at the end, which unlike in many movies, doesn't feel forced.

All in all, Scorch Trials is a very different movie from the first. Different settings, different environment, different atmosphere. Once again, it did not have the novelty and originality the first part had.

But with that said, I can't say it wasn't exciting and entertaining, and made me look forward to the next part.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Maze Runner 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$61,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,316,510, 20 September 2015

Gross USA:

$81,697,192

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$312,296,056
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Color

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2.39 : 1
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