Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015) (Blu-ray/DVD Review)

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015) (Blu-ray/DVD Review)

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015) (Blu-ray/DVD Review)

📅21 December 2015, 23:37

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Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015) (Blu-ray/DVD Review)
Directed By: Wes Ball
Starring: Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster
Rated: PG-13/Region AB/2:40/1080p/Number of Discs 2
Available from 20th Century Fox

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In this next chapter of the epic “Maze Runner” saga, Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on WCKD’s vastly superior forces and uncover its shocking plans for them all.

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Any fan of the Maze Runner books will probably be happy to admit that they were surprised at just how solid the first Maze Runner movie was. This one is more or less just as solid, as we have all our characters back from the last film, which isn’t a shock as things pick-up about where we left off last time. Everyone this time around runs into a new group who they suspect to be on their side. Things, however, are a bit shady and that puts everyone on edge and builds to our overall plot for this film. The action and mood seem to be just as good outside the maze as it was inside of it. It is a movie that packs the same tone, but manages to up the ante a bit and as a result feels like more of an epic film than it probably turns out to be overall. I won’t call this plot the most complex you’ll ever find in a movie this year, but the purpose is there and it does what it needs to and how it needs to for you to get enjoyment overall from it.

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I think the movie manages to keep the action about as top-notch as you could get. Truth be told, I think these movies seem to keep that sort of thing on a level way above what most expect when going into them. Most were too easy to write a movie like this off based off the fan-base of such other books turned movies like Twilight, Harry Potter, and so on and so forth. And while something like this is more along the lines of book turned movies like Divergent, I think everyone can have fun with something like this, regardless of age or if you are a fan of the books before or not. If you want something fun, solid, and filled with some nice action, then you could do a whole lot worse than the second film in the Maze Runner series. I think it is an above average movie overall that isn’t perfect, but is better than most would have you believe.

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Extras

– Janson’s Report (Classified)
– Deleted and Extended Scenes
– Secrets of The Scorch
– Gag Reel
– Visual Effects Features
– Audio Commentary by Wes Ball, T.S. Nowlin, Joe Hartwick, Jr. and Dan Zimmerman
– Galleries
– Trailers
– Maze Runner Comic Book is Included

Quality of Transfer: 97%

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