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Maze Runner The Scorch Trials (2015)- review by Jeremy Jahns

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Well, it’s been a big deal for a few years now, and it’s safe to say those young adult novel movie adaptations are not going anywhere. Just sit tight. Maze runner, the Scorch Trials, the maze runner, the Scorch Trials, picks up where the maze runner left off Maze Runner in general. I actually enjoyed it as a movie. I hated the ending. I said that my review, I said the ending was shit. And people were like, well, don’t worry, hey, you’re being too hasty in the next movie. They will explain things. Yes. What I just saw, the scorch trials, nothing was explained is so confusing as shit. I don’t see how this world can even exist. So I’m going to talk about it in this review. No spoilers for Scorch trials, but yeah. Maze Runner later on, we’re going to talk about how that makes no sense. All right. So in this movie, the kids have been picked up. They’re in this facility. Peter Baelish from Game of Thrones is in this movie. Some people you just know when they’re in the movie, you’re like, you’re going to creep out. You’re going to be an asshole because you’re Peter Baelish, just like you might as well have Brad Durov in this movie. So when you have the kids escape this facility and now they’re going out there because they need to find a safe haven in civilization, maybe there’s someone out there who can help them. [00:01:00]

All the while, the evil medical empire called Wicked, it’s called wicked. This is so you know, they’re the bad guys. Wicked. So funny how they’re on the run. They’re being pursued. This is what this movie did. Baserunner was kind of interesting because this guy is Lord of the Flies. You don’t really know what’s going on. You don’t know what’s happening. But they had a neat structure to it, gotten the most believable way possible. But they still did it and they had some excitement when they went into the maze. Now, Scorch Trials is kind of this generic movie where the future sucks. Everything is a wasteland, but the future can only be saved by this youth. Not saying we’ve seen that a lot, but we have seen that a lot. It’s not that exciting. You’re not that interested. You’re still spring boarding off the last movie where you’re like, I don’t know how this world can exist. Here is what pissed me off about the ending of the Maze runner. And here’s why it’s still holds you in that world where you’re like, no, it doesn’t make any sense to a maze runner there in this field. And there’s this maze, big biomechanical scorpions that kill people. And you’re like, I don’t know how or why they’re there, but hey, I’m open to suggestions in the movie tells you that the world is now a scorched wasteland and there’s this virus out there is big evil empire has the funding to create this huge, elaborate mechanical maze. [00:02:05]

Pretty sure a world that looks like this cannot produce something like that. It’s like, imagine the walking dead among the shitty world that is the walking dead with the select few people who are not actually messed up in the head. They can build a death star. I just didn’t I don’t get that shit. And why were they even in the maze anyway? Why even put these kids down there? I’ll be honest with you guys. I’m a little rusty on the information for the end of Maze Runner because I kind of tuned out the ending of that movie for what I can tell. These two movies have been telling me ultimately there’s a virus in people and it’s in their brains. The best conditions for studying this virus or finding a cure, whatever is ultimately putting these kids under extremely stressful life and death situations while also making them problem solved. It’s kind of what I’m getting. But at that point, why not just dangle them over a sulfuric acid bath with scorpions crawling over their bodies while making them do a Rubik’s Cube or Sudoku or some shit more cost effective than building that huge fucking maze? So basically, the maze is overkill in every way possible. [00:02:58]

I don’t know how they have the funding or resources to even do the maze. And putting the kids in the maze is just overkill. Now, you’re left with that feeling of this entire world is bullshit. So now you’re in this bullshit world where these kids are running along this generic little adventure. It was a pretty cool scene where the main dude and this girl are in the it looks like sewers in the running through this big busted down building. And these zombie people are chasing that scene was actually pretty intense. I was biting my nails. I was like, good job scene. This is actually getting to me in that scene. Solomon, you’re like, all right. Back to the generic post apocalyptic adventure. And that’s exactly what you’re in for after that. And I know people are going to be like, well, you need to read the book. No, I don’t. A movie adaptation of a book should stand on its own to give the viewer all the information they need. You shouldn’t need to read the book to know what’s going on in the movie if that’s how the movie plays in the movie has failed. So these books may be great, but this movie, it fails as an adaptation that’s on the movie. Less of a saga or a trilogy is going to withhold information to a point where the entire thing doesn’t make sense. [00:03:53]

It’s going to fail. You shouldn’t do that. It’s a sweet to Sabur ratio. And here’s what I mean. For every question you raise and make someone go, hey, that doesn’t make any sense. Answer to more questions, because at this point is four hours of a saga that doesn’t make any sense. And I’m not really that interested in seeing the third one at this point. That’s how you lose your audience. So don’t do that because in the end, you walk out of the scorch trials, not really caring. I feel like this is going to be a case of if you read the book, you’re going to be interested in seeing the adaptation, but it’s wasted potential. If you’re looking for a really neat, post apocalyptic world, there are more interesting ones out there. Take your pick, of course, trials. There’s a couple of interesting parts, but more or less, it’s a generic romp you’re not going to remember in T minus one day or two for God or so. Maze Runner, the scorch trials. Have you seen it? What did you think about it? What’s your favorite postapocalyptic saga? We’ll go there. Whatever it is, comment below. Let me know. And as always, if you like what you seen here and you want to see more, click right here to see more.

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