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“Maze Runner: Scorch Trials” Review

0 comments, 02/10/2015, by , in At-a-glance, Entertainment

The movie “Maze Runner: Scorch Trials” was…good…enough. The movie added nothing new to the teen/dystopian movie franchise, but it was good in it’s own way and definitely a must watch.

“Maze Runner: Scorch Trials” starts exactly the way it left off in the last movie, then continues to take many unexpected turns.

The movie follows Thomas, a character who is still unsure of his past, who is pushed into a completely different world than that of the Maze. He is looked upon by his friends, old and new, to lead them in a battle in which they’re still unsure of who the true enemy is. The movie then continues to reveal his past and explains his importance in a deeply troubled and desperate world. In the end, the movie leaves the viewer satisfied and wanting more.

“Maze Runner: Scorch Trials” truly dissects the fundamentals of what’s right and wrong and asks if the end truly justifies the means. Themes that raise interesting questions make the Maze Runner series even more of gem among today’s teen genre.

The Maze Runner franchise is heavily underrated when compared with the Hunger Games and Divergent series. The books themselves were not as well known as they are today.

The cast displayed exceptional acting as a whole. The main actor who plays Thomas, Dylan O’Brien, is an already well known actor with his part on MTV’s Teen Wolf and his other lesser known parts in movies like “The Internship” and “High Road.” The rest of the cast are made up old and young, experienced and inexperienced actors that also displayed exceptional acting.

“Maze Runner: Scorch Trials” gets a solid eight out of 10 stars, which is a very high place for a movie. It covers a wide range of genres that include action, drama, romance, and even includes a little dry humor. It’s a movie worth watching, for it truly appeals to the brother audience and shouldn’t be considered just for teenagers.

By Weber Santiago

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