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Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Review

In “The Scorch Trials”, time just scorches by. The movie is 2 hours and 12 minutes long, but it feels more like an hour and a half. Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) and his friends face their great challenge in the next installment of the epic “Maze Runner” saga. Trying to find clues about the mysterious organization WCKD takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with dangerous and unimaginable obstacles. In order to take on WCKD, they must team up with the resistance fighters and uncover WCKD’s shocking plans for them all. The director, Wes Bell, also directed the first movie and is back to helm the sequel. He did such an amazing job with the first film and an even better job with the sequel. He just knows how to tell this story right and also stay true to the books, unlike most director tackling a book adaption. It helps to be working with a great screenplay, written by T.S. Nowlin, and also to have the author of the book (James Dashner) on board and helping out with the film. I feel like the more the author is behind and involved with the film version the better the movie turns out. For example: “The Hunger Games”, “The Divergent Series”, “Fifty Shades of Grey”, and “The Twilight Saga”.
“Mazer Runner: The Scorch Trials” is by far one of the most entertaining films this year. It's got danger, adventure, action, heart, and a little bit of comedy. Dylan O’Brien (MTV’s Teen Wolf) is the perfect action star. He just embodies what it takes to lead a huge film franchise. Most people would feel so much pressure of leading a film franchise, but with being in a popular show like Teen Wolf under his belt O’Brien just seems to not feel pressure at all. It also helps to work with such an amazing director. The without a great director, the actors performances are just not as good.  “The Scorch Trials” is the perfect movie to end the summer with. “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials” is now on Blue Ray and Digital HD.


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