I really enjoyed the first Maze Runner, it wasn’t a great movie but very enjoyable nonetheless. I had no clue what I was getting myself into having not read the best selling novels by James Dashner, but it was a lot grittier than I expected, on par with the first Hunger Games in certain thematic respects and also boasting some good performances by Dylan O’Brien, Amel Amewen, Ki Hong Lee and Thomas Brodie-Sangster. So I am really excited about the next film in the post-apocalyptic franchise called Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials. How very Mad Max! There’s a new trailer out for the sequel and it shows that the action has seemingly been upped tenfold by returning helmer Wes Ball, who also made his feature film directing debut with the first installment. So what’s it about? Here’s a short synopsis.
Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) and his fellow Gladers battle the powerful organization WCKD while facing the perils of the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with dangerous obstacles.
Have a watch and see:
Looks intense, something Divergent couldn’t deliver on in my opinion. The only thing I am concerned about is the open-world nature of it. I liked the first movie as they were trapped, it was claustrophobic and it really was a puzzle. This looks a little more ‘hit and run’ but perhaps that is a good thing.
This time round we also have some very familiar actors in the form of Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones) and Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad) so we are certainly not for want of talent! Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials will burn a hole in your pocket 18 September.
Last Updated: July 24, 2015