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Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015)

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After having escaped the Maze, the Gladers now face a new set of challenges on the open roads of a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles.

Director:

Wes Ball

Writers:

T.S. Nowlin (screenplay by), James Dashner (based upon the novel "The Scorch Trials" by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dylan O'Brien ... Thomas
Ki Hong Lee ... Minho
Kaya Scodelario ... Teresa
Thomas Brodie-Sangster ... Newt
Dexter Darden ... Frypan
Alexander Flores ... Winston
Jacob Lofland ... Aris
Rosa Salazar ... Brenda
Giancarlo Esposito ... Jorge
Patricia Clarkson ... Ava Paige
Aidan Gillen ... Janson
Terry Dale Parks ... Carl (Masked Man)
Kathryn Smith-McGlynn ... Dr. Crawford
Lili Taylor ... Mary
Barry Pepper ... Vince
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Storyline

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

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The maze was just the beginning


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for extended sequences of violence and action, some thematic elements, substance use and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Maze Runner 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$61,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,316,510, 20 September 2015

Gross USA:

$81,697,192

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$312,296,056
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Three actors from this movie - Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Aidan Gillen, and Nathalie Emmanuel - appeared in Game of Thrones (2011) but did not meet until filming The Scorch Trials. See more »

Goofs

A large canteen is filled with upwards of a hundred young people, when Janson announces the next lucky few who'll be moving on to greener pastures. The list includes such common names as Peter and Abigail, yet nobody has to ask if he means them. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Thomas' Mother: Remember... I love you. I love you, Thomas.
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Alternate Versions

German theatrical version was cut by approx. 1,5 minutes to secure a "Not under 12" rating. See more »

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Well well, The Scorch Trials. What a great movie!

From beginning to end, I was on the edge of my seat. Unlike the first, there's a lot more violence and death in this movie, and the Cranks are OH SO HORRIFYING!

And as you may have expected, along with the Cranks comes lots of JUMP SCARES!

This movie is super intense and action-packed that you won't want to look away for a moment. Also, there's a single scene about 35 minutes into the movie that shocked me. It wasn't meant to be a plot twist, but the way they pulled it off was incredible. Giving that away would be sad, so I want you to see it for yourself.

Let's just say that it involves an quiet, emotional scene with a gun and a slowly growing infection through someone's body. Moving on...

The thing I dislike is the lack of character development in the new characters introduced. Here's some random kid shown near the beginning, then when he only appears in the background and basically says nothing, I'm like 'Wait, who is he again?' when he finally begins to speak.

The first movie was all about the action, but this one is all about the action and the PLOT. Oh yes, there is a plot twist near the end I didn't see coming, and it kind of involves a familiar character.

So much happens in this movie that leaves your mind blown, and it leaves you off with a sort of cliffhanger. It will leave you saying 'The game is truly on...' except the game will be on in 2017. Shame.

Overall, I say IGNORE THE CRITICS! They see this as Young Adult, which technically it is, but it's more of a Young Adult horror movie! It's certainly interesting.

8/10. Go see it!


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