Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

PLOT:

In this next 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.

What people are saying:

“The special effects and production design provide powerful visuals and the idea of post apocalyptic zombies is alluring but the plot drags on without much to say or do and the ending is unsatisfying.” 2 stars

“What do you get when you cross Mockingjay part 2 with The walking dead? You get this very confusing movie in the second of three movies of the maze runner trilogy. The movie is basically kids running from zombies, kids running from everything – and then we have a huge battle and poof, let’s get ready for the third installation” 2 stars

“The Scorch Trials returns with its fast pacing and its diverse characters, but the running seems to be becoming more aimless. Not to mention, the casting of Game of Thrones characters in hopes of scoring points with critics has returned…and it is an utter failure.” 3 stars

“As a surprising fan of the original Maze Runner film, I was quite excited to see where the story would take me. It turns out, the sequel doesn’t have much to do. It runs out of gas with a series of endless chase scenes and a bland plot. Surprisingly too, the film is almost relentlessly bleak and while there are exciting moments, there isn’t much character development or humor. While the first was solid, this follow-up doesn’t reach Catching Fire levels of dystopian smarts. ” 2 1/2 stars

“I guess that if you’re younger than 25 this movie might have some appeal for you, maybe. I liked the first movie, and having to figure out what was going on, how our heroes would make it. This movie had none of that. Some kind of mashup combination of this and that — and c’mon! zombies?!!!! Weak in so (too) many areas. The kids haven’t learned to act yet. I queued this one up because it was a sequel and I was looking forward to seeing where the story went. Greatly disappointed. If Divergent and Hunger games are 10’s, and Maze Runner was an 8, this one is a 3. I quit watching this mess after an hour and a half — and I was sorry that I watched any of it, sorry that they did this to the Maze Runner.  ” 2 stars

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