Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials – Trailer

I think that the next movie that i am going to catch is Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials.  What’s most interesting about that is that I really disliked The Maze Runner.  The story was needlessly elaborate, and often laugh out loud silly.  And that’s not hyperbole.  What unfolded on screen was so preposterous at times that I literally couldn’t restrain from voicing my disdain.

And that’s unusual for me because I typically can find something that engages me about most movies, even those that I don’t particularly like, though The Maze Runner, while it didn’t drive me to anger, did frustrate me.

So why do I want to see the sequel?  It might have a little to do with me being curious if the sequel somehow redeems what came before.

And speaking of The Maze Runner, was there any point to Kay Scodelario’s character?  She may be important to the books (I have no idea since I haven’t read them) though she didn’t serve any real purpose in the movie that I could see.  She’s nice to look at, but while the males had something to do, she just ran around a bit and seemed entirely superfluous.  I could see why the producers would want to introduce a female character, but it would have been nice if she were a little more than a warm body.  Besides, Scodelario was pretty good in Skins, so I get the feeling that the cypher that was her character had less to do with her as an actress than with the writers not knowing how to handle the character.

Or maybe i’ll just catch Ant-Man again.

We’ll see.

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