Starring: DylanO’Brien, Patricia Clarkson, Kaya Scodelario,Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Ki Hong Lee, Giancarlo Esposito, Will Poulter, Aidan Gillen, Nathalie Emmanuel, Rosa Salazar, Katherine McNamara,Jacob Lofland, Barry Pepper and Lili Taylor.
OUR RATING: ★★★☆☆
Story: Wes Ball returns to direct this sequel which follows Thomas (DylanO’Brien) and his fellow Gladers who after having escaped the maze are put into a dormitory where they face new threats. The mysterious and powerful organization WICKED isn’t done yet and Phase Two has just begun: The Scorch.
The Gladers have two weeks to cross the Scorch – the most burned out section of the world ravaged by solar flares and disease. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on WICKED’s vastly superior forces and find out they are being used as one big experiment.
Verdict: Not a huge fan of this franchise needless to say I have not read the books. The first movie didn’t make any lasting impressions but there is a definite improvement in this sequel with some good action sequences, but nothing to get worked up about. If you like the original it’s more than likely you will enjoy this one too.REVIEWS
Best Quotes (Total Quotes: 14)
Brenda: Hope is a dangerous thing.
Thomas: There’s something inside of us that WCKD wants, so we can’t let them find us. You guys don’t have to come with me, but I know we can make it.
Ava Paige: I think it’s safe to say the Maze Trials were a complete success. It’s too soon to say, but they could be the key to everything. It’s time now to begin Phase 2.
Janson: Welcome to The Scorch. The world outside is hanging on by a very thin thread. Beyond this door lies the beginning of your new lives.
Janson: It’s only a matter of time before the flare virus wipes the rest of us out. This entire facility is designed to keep you safe.
Janson: What do you remember about WCKD?
Thomas: I remember they sent me to the Maze. I remember watching my friends die in front of me.
Janson: Don’t you want to understand?
Thomas: Understand what?
Janson: Why this all happened. You’re so close to the truth. I just need to know, who’s side are you on?
Thomas: They’re hiding something. These people are not who they say they are.
Newt: You don’t know that! Thomas, what did you see?
Thomas: They lied to us, we never escaped. It’s WCKD, it’s all just been part of their plan.
Teresa: What do they want from us?
Janson: Thomas, the Maze is one thing! But you kids won’t last one day out in the Scorch.
Minho: All those kids that were left behind, I don’t want to end up like that.
Newt: A lot of our friends died for us to get this far, so we can’t give up.
Thomas: This is about everyone WCKD ever taken. They’ll never stop until we stop them.
Ava Paige: The course of your lives, will determine the course of humanity. Into light and darkness.
Newt: You think I have a bloody clue? Bunch of crazies want to eat us for breakfast, by the looks of it. We need to find another room, have a Gathering. All this noise is driving nails through my bugging skull.
Newt: We weren’t the only maze.
Total Quotes: 14