Verdict: A film with many twists that’ll keep you hooked till the end.
How often do we watch films that have a waferthin plot but still entertain us through thrilling action sequences? Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials is one such movie. It’s the second film in the franchise and a worthy sequel.
The story begins with Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) being taken to a secret facility called WCKD. He meets his fellow Gladers there Newt (Thomas BrodieSangster), Minho (Ki Hong Lee), Teresa Agnes (Kaya Scodelario), Frypan (Dexter Darden) and Winston (Alexander Flores). Thomas is alerted about WCKD’s evil intentions by Aris Jones (Jacob Lofland) and together they try to dig deeper. They soon realize they’re trapped and have very little time to escape. The only place where they’ll be safe is the Right Arm. Their attempts to stay safe and the way they do so
Director Wes Ball helms the sequel and does a great job. He keeps everything wellpaced, giving you little time to notice the film’s shortcomings. Some of the sequences are really well shot, especially the one where Thomas has to save one of the characters from falling out of a glass building. The writers also try to add some emotional twists to the otherwise breezy narrative. One does feel there are a few too many characters, and not all of them manage to get enough screentime. Dylan O’Brien and Rosa Salazar stand out as Thomas and Brenda. Aidan Gillen, famous for playing
The film lacks a certain depth in its story. In order to make the movie interesting, the writers introduce too many subplots. If you could ignore this slight
Why You Should Watch This Movie:
The film has enough twists and turns to keep you entertained. You’re unlikely to be anything close to bored while the movie runs for a little over two