Movie Trial: The Scorch Trials

Posted November 20, 2015 by Kayla in Reviews / 0 Comments

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If you haven’t read the book and plan to, this is your only warning, turn back now :-). If you’d like to read my review of the movie, part 1, you may do so here.

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Title: The Scorch Trials [The Maze Runner #2]
Cast: Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster
Writers: 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.

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My Impression

When I watched the movie. I thought it was pretty interesting. The teenagers [a.k.a Gladers] arrive at a facility where there are many others just like them who had been “rescued” from other Mazes. Of course, if you watched part one you’d know that the same company who put them in the Maze, W.C.K.D or Wicked, are the same ones rescuing them but they don’t yet know this.

Warning: Some spoilers ahead.

Each day a new group of teenagers are chosen from the rescued population and taken away to start their new lives. Teresa, however, is never put with the general population but has been kept apart. Thomas grows concerned for her and makes a scene trying to get past some guards to see her. The uproar gets him noticed by a guy named Aris, who shows him bodies being carried into a top security room. They devise a plan to escape and from there they must travel through an area called “The Scorch” which is pretty much a desert wasteland that used to be a city, meet new people and make sure that they don’t get recaptured by their “rescuers”.

How it compares to the Novel

Okay so again, my opinion here may be invalid to some extent but I just couldn’t help it. I went ahead and again read a summary of the book.

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In the end, although I am giving this movie a good review as a standing on it’s own as a movie, I cannot recommend it to the readers. If I had read this book and then watched the movie, I’d be pissed. The changes are worst than the stupid ones made in Insurgent [like making Tris 100% divergent after saying in part one that she only had tendencies from 3 factions – not 5 to make her 100%]. I actually found that I liked the story-line behind the book as opposed to the movie although the movie seemed to have more action. I have no idea where they are going in the next movie but I’ll probably watch it since I didn’t really read the books. I am considering to read the prequel trilogy though because this zombie likeness is pretty interesting. I have a zombie obsession.

The Verdict

4 Stars

4 Stars

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