Movie Review: Scorch Trials (2015)

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Plot: After having escaped the Maze, the Gladers now face a new set of challenges on the open roads of a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles.

Thoughts:

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Littlefinger. I somehow know that he’s going to be a villain. No hope that he has moral fiber. Aiden Gillen wasn’t the most satisfying villain. There is something about polo necks that lacks the essence of masterminded evil, and more importantly, Gillen seems unconvinced about his role.

Security doors in Scorch Trials are opened by mere handles. Seems very secure.

The scene where they are relinquishing their only weapon to their friend that is becoming a zombie – Can we just talk about how stupid this is? Shoot the guy, he’s indicated that he wants to die, and take your weapon. You know, to protect yourself.

The best thing about this film is that they found water in the very first building they entered.

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Let’s just quickly focus on these buildings – why are they looking like that? I need to know how buildings can be utterly destroyed by the sun. Windows are out, buildings have fallen over each other. There wasn’t a specific war, earthquake or tornado. Those are the things I’d think would lead to buildings being completely destroyed.

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This villain woman. Does she think she’s Gandalf the White?

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This Teresa chick. She’s irritating AF with her judgy little face. Her biggest issue is that she lost her mother due to zombitis. Well, sorry, but now every teenager must give up their enzymes??

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The new girl is at least better than Teresa. She obviously has more moral fiber than Teresa, and all in all I’d like her more to end up with beautiful Thomas. I’m appreciative that we finally have a girl in this movie that isn’t completely repulsive or evil.

Thomas Brodie-Sangster – I like him. He does a good job with being a leader and a voice of reason.

So here’s my issue with the whole Scorched world – why am I seeing green trees in this scene?

New definition for Dystopia: A story perpetuating the myth that teenagers matter.

Rating: 6/10

Both movies so far have been really lopsided. The first one is arguably better, but I am still not all that sure what the hell is going on. I think reading the books would help, but I’ve heard from reputable sources that I’d pull my hair out with the writing that is going on in there. Apparently Scorch Trials are also one of those “incredibly loosely based” adaptions, so reading the books won’t help all that much. I do know now that Thomas is planning to fetch Asian Zac Efron and save his life. And hopefully pop Teresa and Gandalf while he’s at it.

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13 thoughts on “Movie Review: Scorch Trials (2015)

  1. Yeah these movies I found to just be pretty lame. Some good guys to root for I guess but everyone and everything is so poorly defined

    • It felt so repetitive – there is this constant copying across the Dystopian authors and it is starting to annoy me. And these ones didn’t even make clear who we were rooting for. I enjoyed the first one way more, hopefully they will get back on track with the 3rd one.

  2. “…reputable sources…” – 😛

    You were so much kinder on your end score than I was xD I still haven’t even posted these, and I watched this one LAST YEAR in the middle of my exam-hair-pulling sessions. Madness. This movie SUCKED.

    Green trees xD

    • Thanks 😀 I’m also surprised – I didn’t hate all of it, but some things just made noooo sense at all. Like the green trees hehe

  3. I’d say I’m pretty picky recently on the YA dystopian novels front but I liked the Maze Runner. At least the first book was brilliant. The second was pretty good. The issue you have with Teresa is one of the biggest differences from the novels and its one of the critiques I had with the first movie. I haven’t watched Scorch Trials yet but I’ve heard Teresa is done pretty poorly also. But if you like the premise of Maze Runner thus far, you might like it 🙂

    • Glad you enjoyed it Kim – I think I need to get to the books to get a hang of the movies. I’ve also become somewhat picky – it’s a good genre but they are recycling each others work at this point. Teresa is insufferable in Scorch Trials – UGH. LEt me know what you think of the movie when you get to it!

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