WARNING! There may be spoilers concerning 'The Maze Runner'.
I must admit, it had been a long time since I went to the cinema and watched a film that really left me on the edge of my seat for the full two hours and made the intermission seem agonisingly long. 'The Maze Runner' had been that film. Based on James Dashner's phenomenal book under the same name, 'The Maze Runner' menaged to astonish viewers across the globe with its amazing plot and characters. This September the second instalment of the series, 'The Scorch Trials', will be hitting the big screen, presumedly with a maze sized bang. Right now, the cinematic world is being conquered by Marvel and D.C movies from across the galaxies, epic resurrections of 'Star Wars' and 'Jurassic Park', as well as the climecitc finale of the 'Hunger Games' series. So, we must admit, that 'The Scorch Trials' has some very difficult competition.
Will it be able to keep up? Here are a few of the thoughts that went trough my head while watching the trailer...
There's a Helicopter!
I must admit, I had noticed this while watching 'The Maze Runner' as well. In a world devastated by 'The Scorch' it seems that fully functional helicopters still exist. So, I wonder, couldn't one of these helicopters have landed in the Glade at the centre of the Maze and saved Thomas and his friends the hassle of fighting off the Grievers? I don't know about you but I think Chuck wouldn't have complained.
A Few Too Many Gladers...
So in the film, it was specifically stated that, in the beginning, only one Glader was sent to the Maze and for about three years, every month, and poor soul was sent there. That means, that there couldn't have been more then 36 Gladers in the maze (37 if you count Theresa). Considering how many we know actually didn't make it out of the Maze we know that all the guys shown in the scene below cannot be from the same maze as our favourite Gladers, so there really must have been more mazes! What horrible things had W.I.C.K.E.D put them trough? Will they prove to be friends or foes? And who is this mysterious fellow the camera zooms in on? We'll just have to wait and see.
W.I.C.K.E.D is Good
In my opinion this is the biggest lie I have heard in a long time. Trough out the series they are constantly drilling this into our heads- W.I.C.K.E.D. Is. Good. But, after what we saw Thomas and his friends go trough in the maze- the torment of an inescapable prison, the deadly, monstrous Grievers- how can W.I.C.K.E.D be any good? What new horrors await Thomas in phase two, 'The scorch Trials'? I don't know about you but the name alone sounds rather ominous...
What is going on here? The first thing that popped into my head when I saw those giant creepy crawlies floating in those giant cylinders was; Aliens. But this is 'The Scorch Trials', not 'Star Wars', there aren't aliens (as far as I know any way) so what could those things be? Could this be some form of Griever nursery? or is this where W.I.C.K.E.D creates some of its more menacing monstrosities? I know I wouldn't want to meet one of those things in a alleyway at night- I wouldn't even want to meet one in broad daylight in the park!
Global Warming goes Extreme
Well I'd imagine if it's called 'The Scorch Trials' it must be scorching hot, right ? Crossing America was never an easy feat, especially by foot, but desertification only makes matters worse and I have a horrid feeling that desert will not be the Gladers' only problem.
My Biased Book Nerd Thoughts (WARNING; posible (book) spoilers)
What in the world is going on here?
O.o - That was my face when I saw the trailer after reading the book. Most of the stuff in the trailer I do not recognise while there is very little I do. What in the world is going on here? It seems that, unlike 'The Maze Runner', 'The Scorch Trials' will totally be deviating off from the book. Will this be a wise move? Although, admittedly, the trailer seems promising, will hardcore fans of the original book series accept so many drastic changes in the plot?
Testosterone Overdose (MASSIVE SPOILER ALERT! THREAD CAREFULLY)
This will make sense in a minute. Don't get me wrong, I love Dylan O'Brien as much as the next girl (you just CANNOT not love him!) but if you've read the books you'll know that there was a another maze made up solely of girls yet, they seem totally absent throughout the trailer. Was their absence some clever ploy to keep audiences guessing or will they not be making any significant appearances throughout the film?
My conclusion (Safe to read, I promise!)
Based on this trailer will the movie menage to give 'Jurassic World' a run for its money? Or will it be crushed under Ant-Man's very tiny boot? Well I've read the books and I've seen the trailer and you know what I think? I know where I'm going to be on the 18th of September- camped out to get front row seats for this epic film.
What about you?