After having escaped the Maze, the Gladers now face a new set of challenges on the open roads of a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles.
My Maze Runner review can be found here!
I don’t know if it’s just here in Australia but I feel that this movie has gone under the radar. Trailers only started airing about a week before the movie was released but other than that, no other press or advertising like that seemed to be released.
Like the first movie, I really enjoyed this film.
It picks up straight from the ending of the first film; complete with a cast that doesn’t look they have aged since filming The Maze Runner.
All the sets and the scenic views are awesome, it looks futuristic without throwing it in our faces as is the apocalyptic look of the film.
Dylan O’Brien is still the stand out of this film and if even possible, is even better than he was in the previous film and handles leading the film and all the action and drama really well.
Aside from O’Brien, the cast is pretty awesome including both previous stars (Ki Hong Lee, Dexter Darden, Thomas Brodie-Sangster and Alexander Flores) and new additions (Lili Taylor, Barry Pepper, Giancarlo Esposito, Jacob Lofland and Rosa Salazar).
I still don’t feel any chemistry between Thomas (O’Brien) and Teresa (Kaya Scodelario); I felt more chemistry between Thomas and Brenda (Salazar) and I’m hopefully optimistic that Thomas and Teresa won’t end up together in the end.
Aside from WCKD, we get a looks at some new baddies working against them including zombies and even for a chunk of the film, the weather.
Given some of the things that happen towards the end, I am now eagerly awaiting the third film. Just a whole two years to go!
Will be going to see it again and will be a Day 1 purchase when it’s released to own.