MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS (Theatrical Release USA 2015)

 Ben Meyers’ Rating: 4.2|5.0 Starsìììì 

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials— part 2 of the Maze Runner Movie Series—does not perform at the same level as the first film in the series. It complicates itself in storyline and in presentation as it does not provide a strong enough link to the first movie. Read a plotline before you go even if you watched the first Maze Runner movie.  The movie does have its thrills and some of the background scenery is quite good. There is a third film in this series: The Maze Runner: The Death Cure. It is unusual in that these young actors present a maturity that will appeal to both the teen and adult audience. 

Film Poster Courtesy of Google Images 


The days of experimentation on children are not over as a group of survivors from Maze Runner experiments discover. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director Wes Ball for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen, Lee Stollman, and Joe Hartwick Jr. for making the film possible. Cast includes: Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scordelario, Thomas Brodle-Sangster, Giancario Esposito, Aidan Gillen, Ki Hong Lee, Barry Pepper, Lill Taylor, and Patricia Clarkston. 

Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe? 

Yes. Know that the story is complicated and if an audience does not follow the series, it would be best to read a plotline before going to this movie as a standalone watch. This is one of the rare teen-actor movies that performs as a good watch for adults. 

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