Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

6.32 h 11 min2015X-RayPG-13
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.
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Dylan O'BrienKaya ScodelarioThomas Brodie-Sangster
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Giancarlo EspositoAidan Gillen
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Nate D.Reviewed in the United States on November 11, 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
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It was very opposite of the book, I still liked the movie, but everything was completely opposite. The cranks were overhyped and I was waiting for the line "where's my nose" that would've been creepy. I think the book has a better storyline and I'm thinking the third movie is going to continue with the opposite story line from the book. There was some glimpses from the book, but it didn't follow through. I still enjoyed it, the cinematography was excellent, the epic musicals kept me at the edge of my seat, this movie had way more running than the book, but still a pretty good movie after my read.
18 people found this helpful
Emily VanceReviewed in the United States on April 24, 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
Nothing like the book
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I absolutely understand that movies often differ from the books. But this has NOTHING to do with the book, other than names of characters. The acting is fine, but the storyline was poorly written. I’m all for action in movies - but this felt like overkill. I found myself fast forwarding quite often. The only reason I am finishing it is because I paid $3.99 to rent it and now I am invested. Like a bad Hallmark Christmas movie. It’s terrible, but you can’t turn it off. Side note, Game of Thrones must have been on a break from filming. You will see quite a few familiar faces.
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Master MoeReviewed in the United States on November 27, 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
Decent but not as good as the first
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We watched the first Maze Runner and really enjoyed it so we wanted to watch the second one. I was a little disappointed because the story line wasn't as good as the first. I think it got a little out of touch with the original plot which is what got us hooked in the first place. In any case, if you like the Maze Runner series then obviously you have to watch it to complete the series, just don't feel too disappointed if it doesn't meet your expectations.
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S. M. BakerReviewed in the United States on December 23, 2015
2.0 out of 5 stars
My wife was ready to turn it off at about the 30 minute mark
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I've read the three books and seen the first movie. I have to preface this review by saying I really didn't care for the second book, either. The film does divert somewhat from the book storyline, but only inasmuch as to drop any interesting parts of the book and leave all the running-away-from-zombies parts. All of the mystery and charm of the original is lost. This movie isn't about the interactions between the characters, it's not about teamwork or coming together to solve a problem -- it's about the characters constantly running away from danger. Whereas the first movie gave people who weren't into horror some character interaction to enjoy, this one just comes off like a low-budget horror movie. It's like someone else wrote the sequel.

On the positive side, if you haven't watched the first film, you could probably jump straight into this one, as nothing in the first film really seems to have mattered.
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AriReviewed in the United States on March 5, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
... Meh. :/
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If you watch the movies without reading the books, they're pretty good and it's not too hard to understand the overall plot. However - if you've read the books (like myself), you'll be extremely disappointed to know that this 2nd movie isn't anywhere close to the original plot of the book. :(

Movies aren't so bad, but I do wish they would've stuck to the story more. I was looking forward to actually seeing "the scorch" and all the other crazy stuff that actually happened.
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J&JReviewed in the United States on May 16, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
No Spoilers just Enthusiastic Enjoyment
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Watching this, Loved it & didn't get the bad reviews.
Then the ending.
If I saw this when it came out & had to wait 3 years for a cliffhanger, I'd hate it too.

Luckily, I didn't have to wait but, it was a dirty thing to do.
Kind of like Amazon waiting years to release S.2 of Undone, with Rosa Salazar who plays Brenda.
See? There was a tie-in. The minute I saw her thought "C'mon. Give me more 'Undone' "

So if you watched 'Maze Runner' and are debating do you want' Scorch' & 'Death'?
The answer is Yes. It's a Trilogy. Each sequence is necessary & really good in it's own right.
They are good enough to watch again & again so if you can get a Buy deal, go for it.

No Spoilers. Just some Friendly Encouragement.
If you want to know The Why to 'Maze' & See the Battle with WCKD heighten 'Scorch' is a Must.
It's So Darn Good if you like suspense & action like 'The Mummy'.

Plus, it's got Patricia Clarkson (Sharp Objects) & A Battle is only as Good as The Villain.
Fan of MoviesReviewed in the United States on June 13, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
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Man. Where do I start? My mother always taught me to say good things first.
The only good thing in the whole movie: Newt, Minho, and Thomas actually look like what they're supposed to.
The bad stuff:
1. The director literally just took the characters and setting and threw them in a blender. It is nothing like the book. AT. ALL.
2. These kids need to learn how to hold flashlights. I know you're running from a bunch of cranks, but at least turn it off to save the battery. Common sense!
3. They made the cranks past the Gone look like decaying zombies. That is not how they are supposed to look. They are supposed to look injured. I think the special effects team just overdid it so that it was so bloody it was corny.
4. They made them not all immune. Like, Newt is supposed to be the only one not immune, but apparently Winston is too. And a whole bunch more.
5. Brenda is annoying, and very, very, very not how she is supposed to be.
6. A whole bunch of other things. Honestly, just save your money. It's a lot cheaper. Go watch something else. Seriously.
Peter S. BradleyReviewed in the United States on May 23, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Lots of running....mazes.
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The Scorch Trials

The gang start out being rushed out of the facility they had made it to in the last movie. They are rushed to a new facility which promises to be a refuge from the Big Bad Wicked.

But are they safe, really?

That's the maze part of the movie as the characters have to find their way through the disguises and deceptions that make up their world.

This wasn't a great movie but it was fast moving and kept me on the edge of my seat.

It is also forgettable. Halfway through the movie, I realized I had seen it before, which says how unmemorable the film was.
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