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
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 »
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 »
Walkin' After Midnight
Written by Alan Block & Don Hecht
Performed by Patsy Cline
Courtesy of MCA Nashville
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises See more »
I liked it more than Part 1, but not everybody will...
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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