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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Maze Runner: Scorch Trials Movie Review

By: Lakwatsera Lovers 

The story picks up where the first film left off where the remaining gladers led by Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) are rescued by a mysterious organization from the hands of WCKD. They arrived in a remote facility run by Janson (Aiden Gillen) who guarantees their safety within the premises. However, when Aris (Jacob Lofland) shows Thomas the secret behind their rescuers, they all decided to escape and run out to "The Scorch," a dangerous place populated by infected people called as "The Cranks." The only hope for their survival is to find the group known as the Right Arm and try to cover their tracks away from WCKD.

The series became more complicated from the first one as the stakes became higher and more dangerous. It gets crazier by the minute with tensions rising up in the air with our characters ceaselessly running for their safety. It's very different from the first film where The Scorch became more entertaining as the sequences progress. The visuals were presented in a rewarding manner, and some of the scenes were simply breath-taking. 

However, there are still a lot more questions remained unanswered and were left hanging for them to set up and escalate in the next chapter. The story picks up with a brisk pace intended to put the viewers into an exhilarating ride. As the film moves forward, we see Dylan O'Brien taking over. He vastly improved from being an innocent young boy to an alpha wolf leading his pack. Although his supporting cast, weren't given enough material to shine unlike what they had previously done on the first part. 

Overall, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials replicates the same intensity of its predecessor. It will just leave some audiences (especially who haven't read the book) clueless on what is really happening in the story. But with the right amount of thrills and excitement; The Scorch turns the maze in a much deadlier weapon for the fans to rave and get fired up to see the next chapter of this franchise. 

Lakwatsera Lovers rates it 9 out of 10 stars 

Cast: Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Ki Hong Lee

Directed by: Wes Ball
Distributed by: 20th Century Fox PH
Now Showing in cinemas nationwide

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