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Reviews: Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015)

maze_runnerHere are review links for this film submitted by our members:

  • José Arce @ [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Dos de tres a partir de la saga de James Dahsner que no ofrece nada en especial, como era tristemente de esperar, pero que al menos no aburre demasiado con su refrito de contextos y situaciones. A esperar a la cura, y a otra cosa.
  • Tim Brayton @ Antagony & Ecstasy
  • Francisco Cangiano @ CineXpress [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Scorch Trials es entretenida gracias a los visuales, la acción y una escala más grande que la anterior. Lamentablemente, en cuestión de la historia, no se puede decir lo mismo. Scorch Trials sufre del “middle movie syndrome”. En vez de preocuparse por si misma, se preocupa por dejar todo listo para la próxima secuela.
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  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: Everything that worked in the first film—the isolated locale, the details of a makeshift society, the aura of mystery—is tossed aside here.
  • Hugo Gomes @ [Portuguese]
  • Susan Granger @
    • Excerpt: Derivative, dyptopian sequel, ending with a formulaic cliffhanger…
  • Vadym Grygoriev @ [Ukrainian]
  • MaryAnn Johanson @
    • Excerpt: The only slightly original element of the first film — the Maze — is gone, and now we’re in not simply a generic afterscape but every sci-fi afterscape.
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: Lacking both a maze and trials, the middle child film of The Maze Runner trilogy is a garbled mess. Eager for answers from the first cliffhanger, I will give all of these back if the writer will generate any ideas remotely filmable.
  • Ben Kendrick @ Screen Rant
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  • Benjamin Kramer @ The Voracious Filmgoer
  • Dan Lybarger @
    • Excerpt: The Maze Runner and its sequel, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, offer viewers lots of life-threatening changes, giant spiders, dark conspiracies, social allegory, bloody battles, inappropriately good-looking young people and relentless tedium.
  • Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See
    • Excerpt: Certainly not without issues, the sheer breakneck pace and frenetic energy of “The Scorch Trials” is more than enough to whip the movie along and the result is an entertaining, if a bit overlong, teen-centric action flick.
  • Simon Miraudo @ Student Edge
  • Jared Mobarak @ Jared Mobarak Reviews
    • Excerpt: What worked in the Maze Runner as far as keeping everything to the trapped kids’ experience and vantage is just too insulating here. Instead of enhancing the drama, keeping WCKD two-dimensionally in the shadows only renders this adventure a tedious slog.
  • Frank Ochieng @ SF Crowsnest
    • Excerpt: For the second time around it is kind of a tough sell for ‘Scorch Trials’ to get the obligatory mouse to chase after the cheese in this particular misplaced maze.
  • Jason Pirodsky @
    • Excerpt: Ultimately, the film fails to satisfy on the same levels as The Maze Runner – your basic tenets of setup-payoff storytelling, or even general coherence – and almost every line of dialogue here is a laughable action movie cliché.
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: Won’t win any awards for originality, but it carries the familiar adventure along efficiently, generating sufficient excitement to keep one from dreading the next episode.
  • Sarah Ward @ artsHub
Updated: January 7, 2016 — 9:45 pm
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