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48% Tomatometer 155 Reviews 54% Audience Score 50,000+ Ratings Transported to a remote fortified outpost, Thomas and his fellow teenage Gladers find themselves in trouble after uncovering a diabolical plot from the mysterious and powerful organization WCKD. With help from a new ally, the Gladers stage a daring escape into the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with dangerous obstacles and crawling with the virus-infected Cranks. The Gladers only hope may be to find the Right Hand, a group of resistance fighters who can help them battle WCKD. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials is an action-packed sequel at the cost of story, urgency, and mystery that the original offered.

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Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials | Rotten Tomatoes (1) Tara Brady Irish Times Still, there's plenty of fun to be had from the fleet-footed zombies and random nods to Mad Max. Rated: 3/4 Mar 2, 2016 Full Review Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials | Rotten Tomatoes (2) Jim Slotek Toronto Sun If it sounds like there isn't an original thought in The Scorch Trials' scripted head, you're right. But at least you won't be smacking yourself in the head trying to figure out what's going on. Rated: 3/5 Sep 24, 2015 Full Review Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials | Rotten Tomatoes (3) Monica Castillo International Business Times Unlike the second Hunger Games movie, which largely felt like retread, the latest Maze Runner opens up its world and actually contextualizes the motive behind the bad guys. Rated: 3/5 Sep 20, 2015 Full Review Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials | Rotten Tomatoes (4) Brian Eggert Deep Focus Review Unlike other YA franchises, the basic emotional underpinnings remain vacant in The Maze Runner movies, and the action isn’t good enough to keep our attention. Rated: 1.5/4 May 27, 2022 Full Review Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials | Rotten Tomatoes (5) Hosea Rupprecht Pauline Center for Media Studies Scorch Trials does not present any new themes or much character development but it does cement the concepts of truth and freedom that The Maze Runner introduced. Sep 13, 2021 Full Review Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials | Rotten Tomatoes (6) Tyler Smith Battleship Pretension Yes, there are the standard story beats to hit, but Wes Ball doesn't seem interested in simply hitting them and moving on. Instead, he wants to understand why something might happen and what the implications of it are. Jan 15, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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Test T I watched this on DVD recently. I rated the original Maze Runner film highly, so I was hoping this would be similar. Sadly, it's not! The original had a visually interesting environment and an intriguing mysterious quality that captured my attention. This film has none of that, instead squandering it's runtime on uninteresting and poorly illuminated environments and mind numbing chaotic action/scare sequences of negligible appeal. Some of the cast are brought forward from the first film, but with a poor story, barren locations and sparse dialogue they can do little to rescue the project from failure. I often wonder why films like this get made, when it is obviously inferior, and very damaging to the good will generated by the first film. I did not enjoy this movie at all and can't recommend it. I thought it was really poor, and just wanted it to end quickly, so I fast forwarded through most of the second half. Sadly, it's not over yet as the film lays foundations for yet another installment. I just can't take any more if this and I'm out! Rated 0.5/5 Stars • Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 05/26/24 Full Review josh b Complete change in film don't know if much would enjoy. Rated 2/5 Stars • Rated 2 out of 5 stars 04/16/24 Full Review fatdad I was anticipating this film to share many characteristics with the book. However, I was very disappointed. Not only did the flim have a almost totally different plot, but was also quite hard to understand. Would not recommend watching the film if you have read the book. Rated 2.5/5 Stars • Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/13/24 Full Review Wanderson A Maze runner a prova de fogo ou (THE SCORCH TRIALS) é bem inferior ao primeiro, por vários acrescentos inadequados na história, fazendo ele se perder doque foi o primeiro e vira uma história cansativa,chata,sem graça e quase sem ritmo, porém na minha opinião,o que salva o filme é a atuação dos atores principais que não é muito incrível mais também não é ruim,a história tem furos bem idiotas,que poderiam ser consertados com mudanças no roteiro,o início é até que bom, mostrando o elenco original de volta mais que vai decaindo ao passar das cenas seguintes, fazendo alguns personagens ficarem totalmente de lado e descartáveis em alguns momentos,o final a mesma coisa, começa bem vai se perdendo em meio a tanta confusão e partes chatas.Recomendo assistir caso queira assistir a saga completa ou passar o tempo, porém o filme tem poucas cenas que se salva e também várias coisas entediantes para acompanhar. Rated 2.5/5 Stars • Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/13/24 Full Review Pedro Antonio O Esse filme é melhor que o primeiro e tem mais zumbis no filme Rated 3.5/5 Stars • Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/10/24 Full Review Glen A I was really surprised at the quality in "Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials". I fully expected it to just exude cheap, but the effects and action sequences were fun, with the exception of some lame CG creatures in one scene. I'm not entirely sold on the young actors, but the more established ones were great. Rated 4/5 Stars • Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/19/24 Full Review Read all reviews

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Wes Ball Director Dylan O'Brien Thomas Kaya Scodelario Teresa Giancarlo Esposito Jorge Aidan Gillen Janson Barry Pepper Vince
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Synopsis Transported to a remote fortified outpost, Thomas and his fellow teenage Gladers find themselves in trouble after uncovering a diabolical plot from the mysterious and powerful organization WCKD. With help from a new ally, the Gladers stage a daring escape into the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with dangerous obstacles and crawling with the virus-infected Cranks. The Gladers only hope may be to find the Right Hand, a group of resistance fighters who can help them battle WCKD.

Director
Wes Ball

Producer
Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen, Lee Stollman, Joe Hartwick Jr.

Screenwriter
T.S. Nowlin

Distributor
20th Century Fox

Production Co
Gotham Group, Temple Hill

Rating
PG-13 (Extended Sequences of Violence|Action|Language|Some Thematic Elements|Substance Use)

Genre
Sci-Fi, Adventure, Action, Mystery & Thriller

Original Language
English

Release Date (Theaters)
Sep 18, 2015, Wide

Release Date (Streaming)
Dec 3, 2015

Box Office (Gross USA)
$81.7M

Runtime
2h 11m
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