Book to Movie Review: Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

 

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Don’t Judge a Book by its Movie is a weekly feature on The Candid Cover spotlighting  and reviewing book to movie adaptations. 

I received advanced screening passes from 20th Century Fox Canada to view this movie on August 31, 2015 in Toronto.

Book cover for The Scorch Trials by James Dashner.
Author: 
James Dashner
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Cast: Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster
Director: Wes Ball
Screenplay: T.S. Nowlin

Summary (from Goodreads):

Solving the Maze was supposed to be the end. 

Thomas was sure that escape from the Maze would mean freedom for him and the Gladers. But WICKED isn’t done yet. Phase Two has just begun. The Scorch. 
 
There are no rules. There is no help. You either make it or you die.
 
The Gladers have two weeks to cross through the Scorch—the most burned-out section of the world. And WICKED has made sure to adjust the variables and stack the odds against them. 
 
Friendships will be tested. Loyalties will be broken. All bets are off. 
 
There are others now. Their survival depends on the Gladers’ destruction—and they’re determined to survive.  Continue reading