Monday, September 21, 2015
Maze Runner The Scorch Trials Review: Solid Continuation to Adventurous Franchise
Continuing where the first film left off, The Scorch Trials starts with Thomas (Dylan O'Brian) and the rest of the Gladers finding safe passage to a facility run by a man named Janson (Aidan Gillen). However things are not as they seem when the group discover that the facility is run by WCKD: the organization that imprison the kids in the Maze. After making a narrow escape, Thomas leads the group to the mountains to find the resistance group known as the Right Hand; but to get there the group must face not just WCKD's constant pursuits, but the wasteland known as the Scorch.
In The Scorch Trials' technical aspects, the movie had its merits. The score by John Paesano was fantastic as it capture the film's more adventurous themes. The action to The Scorch Trials was definitely thrilling. This element was not the most glamorous that I have seen from movies this year, but it was pretty close as it featured one intense sequence after another. Then there were the effects to movie, which were a gleaming hit and miss. When it came to the Cranks the effects for the “zombies” ranged from standard with its cheesy cg effects, or impressive as the details to the creatures had a unique and creepy design. Though the technical elements were not the strongest aspects to the film, they still managed to do job by bringing the world of this The Scorch Trials to life.
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials is a fitting continuation to its 2014 predecessor. While certain areas were lacking, the movie more then made up for its flaws with factors such as story, characters and action. True this sequel did not exceed its predecessor, but The Scorch Trials managed to be just as good as I find myself excited for the next chapter in the Maze Runner Series.