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Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials [2015] (2 discs)

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Director:Wes Ball
Writer:T.S. Nowlin
Composer:John Paesano
Length:132 minutes
(2 hours 12 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Sorting Category:Action
IMDB Rating:6.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:49%
Amazon Rating:3.0/5 stars
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Synopsis: After having escaped the Maze, the Gladers now face a new set of challenges on the open roads of a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles.


Reaction: This one diverges from the book a bit more than the previous movie did. I still enjoy it, but I kept being distracted by the differences.


Personal Rating: 6/10

Select Cast and Crew
Wes Ball => Director
T.S. Nowlin => Writer
John Paesano => Composer
James Dashner => Novel
Aidan Gillen => Janson
Alan Tudyk => Blondie
Alexander Flores => Winston
Barry Pepper => Vince
Dexter Darden => Frypan
Dylan O'Brien => Thomas
Giancarlo Esposito => Jorge
Jacob Lofland => Aris
Jenny Gabrielle => Ponytail
Jeremy Becerra => Riley
Katherine McNamara => Sonya
Kathryn Smith-McGlynn => Dr. Crawford
Kaya Scodelario => Teresa
Ki Hong Lee => Minho
Lili Taylor => Mary
Lora Martinez-Cunningham => Thomas' Mother (as Lora Cunningham)
Luke Gallegos => Young Thomas
Matthew Page => Harold (Soldier) (as Matt Page)
Matthew T. Metzler => Barkley
Nathalie Emmanuel => Harriet
Patricia Clarkson => Ava Paige
Rosa Salazar => Brenda
Shawn Prince => David
Tatanka Means => Joe
Terry Dale Parks => Carl (Masked Man)
Thomas Brodie-Sangster => Newt

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • In the books there was only one other maze with all girls and Aris. In the movie there were multiple mazes in comparison to the two in the books.
  • In the movie the Cranks are seen as zombies, but in the books they are actually just people who have gone insane. The Flare does not kill you right away, but slowly makes you go more insane until you lose control.
  • The director Wes Ball says the movie will diverge from the book a little bit, but will get back on track in the third installment titled The Death Cure.
  • Australian actress [?] Adelaide Kane was fancasted to play the role of Brenda but couldn't get the part due to scheduling conflicts.
  • Three actors from this movie - Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Aidan Gillen, and Nathalie Emmanuel - appeared in [Game of Thrones] but did not meet until filming the scorch trials.
  • It was rumored Emma Roberts was up for the part of Brenda. Rosa Salazar was cast instead. Both have appeared on [American Horror Story].
  • Patricia Clarkson and Lili Taylor both appeared in [Six Feet Under].
  • Brenda mentions that her brother was taken away from her, his name was George. In the Maze Runner, Thomas stop at a grave with the name George on the tombstone. It is safe to assume that the grave was Brenda's brother's.
  • Hailee Steinfeld was up for the role of Brenda.
  • In the book the Gladers refer to Janson as the Rat-Man. It isn't until The Death Cure that we learn Janson's real name.
  • Body Count 2: Winston and Mary Cooper.