Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

For those keeping up with the latest screen adaptation from the popular world of young adult dystopian fiction, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials continues the saga of Thomas (Dylan O’Brien)and his fellow Gladers. They have escaped the Maze, but it is an “out of the frying pan and into the Scorch” experience. They leave their dystopian Garden of Eden existence and find themselves at a transfer depot facility that is overseen by Janson (Aidan Gillen). He claims to be helping the “immunes” of society to get to a safe place that is far from the barren wasteland called The Scorch. Thomas’ band of brothers and Teresa (Kaya Scodelario) have to determine if the outpost is designed to set them free or to keep them captive.

On top of these internal trials after their recent maze exodus, they also need to investigate the purpose of the mysterious organisation called WCKD and how Janson’s outfit is involved. Their haphazard search for the truth involves a multitude of other human outposts where they run into the hands of organised crime gangs, infected zombie-like creatures and The Right Arm resistance fighters. All in an attempt to stay ahead of WCKD’s special forces.