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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.


Wes Ball


T.S. Nowlin (screenplay by), James Dashner (based upon the novel "The Scorch Trials" by)
2,006 ( 624)
2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »





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


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


The maze was just the beginning See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


Dylan O'Brien filmed this movie between his break between seasons four and five of MTV's Teen Wolf (2011). See more »


When WICKED storms the factory it is deep night. Thomas and Brenda escape and run around for a short time but when they emerge from the underground it is full daylight, indeed it looks like afternoon. See more »


[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 »


Featured in The Scorch Trials: Visual Effects (2015) See more »


Walkin' After Midnight
Written by Alan Block & Don Hecht
Performed by Patsy Cline
Courtesy of MCA Nashville
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Nice movie on so many levels!
22 October 2015 | by palavitsinisSee all my reviews

To begin with, I have to let you know that I was not aware of the existence of any book before I saw the first and second movie. So, comments like "you ruined the book", etc. don't make sense to me.

I saw the first movie on a DVD and this one in the movie theater. For me it was pure entertainment for the entire duration of the movie! I liked the thrilling scenes and the chase from the zombie like people. At some points I could not help but thinking that it a PS4 game and at some point they would turn over the control of the actors to me and I would be left alone clicking on X or L1/R1 to run as fast as I can! I liked that but many may not like it. For me this was awesome!

The acting was OK, as expected and really similar to the first one. It's not like you wait to see an Oscar-winning performance there, right? I really enjoyed all the special effects and the amazing scenes from the cities that are crumbling and falling apart. The movie seemed a lot longer than it is. The action-packed and full story behind it, gave too much information and left me feeling really "full" after watching it and this was not because of the XXL pop corn that I ate!

I will go to the movies to see the third one, with excitement! And yes, it definitely is an "8" in its genre. "7" felt like a minimum, so I would easily give a "7.5" with pleasure! If you don't like this kind of post-apocaliptic stories, wait till it's out in DVD, don't spend money in the movies. If you do like them, go and see it, like yesterday!

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Release Date:

18 September 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Maze Runner 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

New Mexico, USA See more »


Box Office


$61,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,316,510, 20 September 2015

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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