We finally have a trailer for the second Maze Runner movie, The Scorch Trials! Let’s talk about that.
It picks up right after the end of The Maze Runner, with Thomas, Newt, Minho and the rest of the boys plus Teresa being being brought to some facility just after escaping the Maze. The Maze Runner left us with a big pile of questions, though, and judging from the trailer, this movie won’t answer much of them. The most pressing question is still: is W.I.C.K.E.D. good or bad? From what we see in the trailer, that question still needs answering, and none of them seem to know much.
But let’s move on from my random babbling and thoughts and discuss what we have. It’s a trailer, for starters, so it’s supposed to make us want to watch the movie and not give us all the answer that we want. Next thing I have to say is what we do get has not much to do with the book – and yes, I know that they warned us about it, but that doesn’t make it any less annoying. I mean, have they learned nothing? Percy Jackson, The Mortal Instruments and so many more were just terrible flops, mostly because they did not stick to the books. The Hunger Games did stick to the books, and that turned out amazing! So why, oh why, do they have to change the plot in the movie if it’s best on a freaking best-stelling novel?
But I will try and see past that when I go watch the movie. If it works for the story, great. If it doesn’t and changed too much of where the story goes in the books, not so great. I’ll give it a shot – who knows, maybe it’ll be a nice surprise?
Okay, back to the trailer. The boys are in a facility of sorts, but they’re not alone: it seems that they were not the only Maze. There’s a room full of other boys who went through Mazes as well – again, nothing like the book: they do find out that there were other Mazes, but there is only one boy left, because his Maze was the opposite of the Thomas’ (all girls and he was the last one to get there and the only boy). There’s a man interrogating Thomas about W.I.C.K.E.D.. Thomas gets suspicious of the facility and the people who brought them there; Newt is not too happy about that, but Thomas seems to be right. The boys and Teresa (again, that’s not how it is in the book where they get seperated) escape the facility, and find themselves in the Scorch, a huge wasteland that we know nothing about. It’s post-apocalyptic, which we already knew from the last movie, so whatever is waiting for them is probably not going to be fun.
And that’s all we get. We don’t know why it’s called the Scorch Trials, although, admittedly, we can guess, since they have to get through the Scorch and it’s very likely that all of it was orchestrated by W.I.C.K.E.D., so it’s another Trial. We don’t know what’s going to happen. We don’t even know what the movie is really going to be about. All we have are the characters that we met in The Maze Runner, and some information about the world outside (very, very little information, though. All we know is that people are trying to survive, but it seems that is not that simple).
So, as far as trailers are concerned, they did a good job, because I want to see the movie, but they didn’t reveal much of a plot. But, at the same time, it’s a little confusing because, again, they didn’t reveal much of a plot. Since they won’t stick to the book, even as someone who read it, I’m not sure I know what I’m getting into. Which is kind of exciting, I guess. Trying to stay positive here.
But whatever negative things I might have to say about it, I will go see the movie. I want to know where they are going, I want to know what’s going to happen with the characters because I liked them in The Maze Runner, and I’m a big Dylan O’Brien fan.