Stars: Dylan O'Brien / Kaya Scodelario / Thomas Brodie-Sangster /
Release Date: 2015-09-09
Production Companies: Gotham Group, Twentieth Century Fox, Temple Hill Entertainment,
Director: Wes Ball, Steve Gehrke,
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Summary
Thomas 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.
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.
This story was better off back in the maze.