Firstly, I think I should start by apologising because we have been AWOL for the last couple of weeks, and we definitely owe you guys an explanation! School has begun, and it’s our last year of high school meaning we are currently preparing our university applications (eep!), leaving us with less time to work on our blog! However, apologies aside, here is this week’s post!
Over the weekend, we went to see The Scorch Trials with a couple of our friends, so I thought I’d share my comments with you guys!
First things first, I am going to admit that I have not read the book. I did read The Maze Runner, but it didn’t really persuade me to pick up the second book. Also, I think I preferred the movie to the first book (mainly because DYLAN O’BRIEN) so I gave the second book a miss!
I don’t know what I was expecting when I walked into the movie theatre, but it certainly wasn’t that. Thomas and friends had escaped the maze, but the world outside was not what they (or I for that matter) expected. They had a couple of trust issues, which is pretty understandable considering what they’ve been through, and realised they had never really escaped “WCKD”. This leads them into the Scorch to try and find resistant fighters to help take down WCKD.
The film, much like the first, was action packed. We were thrown into the storyline during the first few minutes, which was something I really enjoyed. Nobody likes a slow movie, right? If I had to pick one word to describe this movie, it would be “intense”. Because it was. Sometimes a little too much. There were zombies, explosions and a lot of shooting which I wasn’t really prepared for. Ayesha found the intensity a bit too much so she had to go stand outside for the last 40 minutes of the show, but I managed to stay in my seat throughout the whole movie!
Just like the first movie, I thought Dylan O’Brien (Thomas), Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Newt) and Ki Hong Lee (Minho) played their parts really well. The chemistry between them was also lovely to watch. It was one of the things I enjoyed most about the film. And, of course their faces are very pleasant to look at, which is always a plus…
Overall I did enjoy the film, however I thought the storyline was definitely a lot weaker than the first, and therefore it did not match the first film.
Have you read the book/watched the film? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!