Transported to a remote fortified outpost, Thomas and his fellow teenage Gladers find themselves in trouble after uncovering a diabolical plot from the mysterious and powerful organization WCKD. With help from a new ally, the Gladers stage a daring escape into the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with dangerous obstacles and crawling with the virus-infected Cranks. The Gladers only hope may be to find the Right Hand, a group of resistance fighters who can help them battle WCKD.
I must confess, I haven't read this series. The movies are based on the James Dashner series and I did try to read the first book but had to stop midway partly due to time constraints and partly because of the slow narrative. The first movie was decent but like the book a little slow. Here I'm going to talk about the second movie.
So right off the bat, this movie starts off with a bang. Loved how it started off and unlike the first movie it continues to be action packed and that is the movie's saving grace. The first movie had a lot of dialogues but nothing much happened. This movie is the opposite. It barely has any dialogues so of course there isn't much character development but lots and lots of action.
Thomas played by Dylan O' Brien shines in this movie. He carries this movie because all the other characters are mostly decoration. Unlike the first there is some fine acting talent in this movie.