Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
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Looking for an alternative to your typical Netflix-filled Friday night? Well, if you liked the movies Divergent and Hunger Games series, and if you liked reading Lord of the Flies then look no further than The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, coming to theaters on September 18th.
Originating from The Maze Runner series by James Dashner, The Scorch Trials is the second installment. However, do not worry if you missed the first movie or have yet to read the books. Here is a quick recap to fill you in or refresh your memory.
The Maze Runner is about a group of boys, The Gladers, who are put into what is called “The Glade,” and are stripped of their past memory. Surrounded by tall stone walls, “The Glade” sits in the middle of the maze. The maze is a place where only the runners go into, but are killed if they fail to make it back in time by night. The Glader boys live in The Glade. Monthly, a new boy and a pack of supplies appears through the elevator.
One month, a boy, named Thomas, comes through, followed by the first girl, Teresa. Teresa comes with a note saying everything is going to change and that she is the last person ever. The boys immediately blame Thomas, leading him to find a solution in the maze. He found this solution by spending a night in the maze and surviving. With the help of the rest of the Gladers, Thomas and Teresa lead the Gladers out of the system that will become known as Wicked.
Here, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials begins. The movie follows the Gladers, Thomas, and Teresa in their life out of the maze, searching for why Wicked Headquarters was created. The protagonist, Thomas, is played by Dylan O’Brian, while Kaya Scodelario takes on the role of Teresa. The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials is two hours and nine minutes full of action. To prepare, it is best to read the first two books of the series in order to have a better feel and understanding of the story line. Regardless, The Maze Runner series is a blockbuster hit, and makes for great weekend plans.