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Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

I’m quite sad to say that Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, was nowhere near as fun as the first film. After seeing countless young-adult novels being adapted, I was quickly growing tired of the subgenre. All of them fell short to The Hunger Games, but some were nearly unwatchable. I remember I’d just watched The Giver, and I thought that was the end of the YA phenomenon. But I was wrong. I went into The Maze Runner and had a great time. I thought it was fun, exciting, and fresh. So, like many people, I was looking forward to the sequel—unfortunately I was disappointed.

Dylan O' Brian in Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

Dylan O’ Brian in Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

 Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials follows the story of Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) and the other Gladers who recently escaped the Maze. They are brought to a secret facility, where they discover there weren’t in the only maze, as other survivors from other mazes were brought there as well. However, it doesn’t take long for Thomas to discover this place might not be the haven it claims to be. So, the Gladers and Thomas must escape and see what is really out there.


THE SCORCH TRIALS Official Trailer Review


The Maze Runner

It has only been about five years since James Dashner wrote the novel “The Maze Runner.” The 2009 novel told the story of a slew of boys trying to escape a deadly maze. Now, director Wes Ball, has adapted this dystopian thriller for the big screen under the same name.

Dylan O'Brien in "The Maze Runner"

Dylan O’Brien in “The Maze Runner”

The movie is about a boy named Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) who wakes up, without his memory, in the middle of giant maze, an area called The Glade. He is greeted by a community of boys and soon learns they all have no clue why they are there. The only way out is through an ever-changing maze and Thomas takes it upon himself to find a way home.