Young Adult Adaptations

Dog’s Movie House: “The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials” Enjoyable For Fans But Not As Fresh As Its Predecessor!



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Dylan O'Brien In "The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials"

Dylan O’Brien In “The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials”




I found myself pleasantly surprised by last year’s “The Maze Runner.”  It was a more refreshing take on the Young Adult sub-genre of films, with its intensity, focus, and energy.  As the first of a proposed trilogy, I found myself eager to take the next step, following Thomas (the returning Dylan O’Brian) and the other escapees of The Glade and The Maze into further adventures.  Alas, “The Scorch Trials” while featuring decent performances and some energetic set pieces, lacks the original feel of the first film, instead choosing to imitate other superior films, a result that dilutes “The Scorch Trials” into only a passable time waster.  Continue reading