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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)
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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 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

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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?


The way the Gladers escaped WICKED headquarters was very different from the book. In the book, they went through a Flat Trans and must walk through a very dark tunnel with silver goops attacking their faces. In the movie, this never happened. See more »


In a dark bunker Minho gets an electric generator going and the power comes on, causing a flat-screen TV to light up. However, it displays analogue 'snow' even though it's a digital device, and in any case it should simply start in standby mode. See more »


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

When submitted for classification for its UK cinema release, the BBFC advised the distributors to cut some gruesome moments to avoid a 15 rating. These included some moments of threat and horror involving "zombie-like" characters and shots of injuries caused by a beating. When the film was resubmitted with these cuts made, it was given a 12A. The uncut version was later released as a limited edition Steelbook Blu-ray with a 15 rating. See more »


Follows The Maze Runner (2014) See more »


Written and Performed by Anthony Loomis
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User Reviews

Fun to watch
27 October 2015 | by Aleksandar357See all my reviews

Lets face it. The Maze Runner films are not great. They are good, but not that good. While the film was fun to watch it was full of already seen scenes. Not really original. Director did a good job, not that bad. Screenplay could have been better. You expect to see some of the cool post-apocalyptic cities and landscapes, but you do not get enough of that. A lot of cliché moments in the film. Should have been a little shorter. Also there are some illogical decision that characters made in the film, cannot really get into it without spoiling something. They tried to give it a little twist but it was not that surprising. Irritated me a little bit. Acting was good. I actually liked how they edited it out, not bad. Cinematography is good. All in all a good, fun film to watch. Everyone knew it was not going to be a masterpiece.

Arguably maybe it even deserves 6/10. I was wondering what to give it, but because I like these kind of films it made my decision easier and I gave it 7/10.

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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:


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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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