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Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

  • Drama
  • 2015
  • Wes Ball
  • 125 mins
  • 12A

Summary

A group of children who escaped from an isolated community at the centre of a mysterious labyrinth find themselves in a desolate wasteland. As they seek the truth about the organisation that imprisoned them, they face a series of terrible dangers. Sci-fi adventure based on the second of James Dashner's series of novels, starring Dylan O'Brien and Kaya Scodelario.

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Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Dylan O'Brien returns as dashing teen saviour Thomas in this second film based on the young adult book series. After leading a ragtag bunch of kids out of a giant mechanical maze, Thomas encourages them to bust out of a high-security facility and into a post-apocalypse world. Back in the director's chair, Wes Ball makes the most of a bigger canvas, filling it with ruined cities, sweeping stormy deserts and less convincingly, zombies, as the gang searches for resistance fighters who have also escaped the clutches of Patricia Clarkson's cold-blooded scientist. However, Thomas lacks the complexity he displayed in the first film, while the absence of Will Poulter among the cast is keenly felt. Still, with so many high-octane thrills, fans will be left breathless ahead of the final leg of the journey, The Death Cure.

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Credits

Cast

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ThomasDylan O'Brien (1)
TeresaKaya Scodelario
NewtThomas Brodie-Sangster
JorgeGiancarlo Esposito
JansonAidan Gillen
VinceBarry Pepper
Mary CooperLili Taylor
Ava PaigePatricia Clarkson
MinhoKi Hong Lee
BlondieAlan Tudyk
BrendaRosa Salazar
HarrietNathalie Emmanuel
Aris JonesJacob Lofland
FrypanDexter Darden
WinstonAlexander Flores

Crew

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DirectorWes Ball

Details

Theatrical distributor
20th Century Fox
Released on
2015-09-11
Language
English
Guidance
Violence.
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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