Review: The Scorch Trials


Sophomore Charlee Pniewski enjoys the book “The Scorch Trials” before going to see it in theaters.

Tatyanna Lewis, Staff Reporter

The Maze Runner series captured a wide audience with its books, and an even bigger fan base once the first movie was released.  Now continuing the series with a second movie The Scorch Trials has many running to the theaters to see what’s in store for the next adventure.

After escaping the maze, Star Dylan O’Brian who plays Thomas, with fellow cast members Kaya Scoderlario (Teresa), Ki Hong Lee (Minho) and others are now up for another adventure in the second movie sequel: The Scorch Trials.

Transported to a remote station, Thomas and his friends end up in a bad situation in which they uncover a scheme from a powerful organization known as WCKD.  Soon, they end up in a place where they think they can eat and drink safely, but Thomas quickly begins to suspect otherwise when his friend Teresa is separated from the rest of the group. Discovering the truth about their whereabouts, Thomas leads his friends to the scorch. They journey across a dessert and sand dune like landscape and encounter cranks or Zombie-like creatures, which have been infected due to a post-apocalyptic disease.  Running through lightning and making a few allies along the way, the immune teenagers search for the Right Hand, a group of resistance fighters to battle against WCKD.

The movie is full of suspense and leads you into shocking plot twists even with those who have read the book. The question of “what next?” at the end of the movie leads many people to believe another movie is possibly due in 2017.