Scorching Hot, how ’bout not

Scorching Hot, how bout not

Disease, famine and zombies oh my! Thomas and his fellow Gladers find themselves rescued from the maze thanks to WCKD and are brought to a safe zone protecting them from the outside world’s terrors. The flare, a virus that slowly eats away the brain and turns the host into bloodthirsty cannibals, has taken over the world.

WCKD (World Catastrophe Killzone Department) says time and time again that WCKD is good and has made it its goal to find a cure for the flare at any means necessary. Thomas has suspicions that WCKD is up to anything but good. Thomas meets Aris, who shows him the secrets WCKD has been hiding from the rest of the kids they so called “rescued” for their own benefit.

Thomas (Dylan O’Brien), Minho (Ki Hong Lee), Newt (Thomas Brodie-Sangster), Theresa (Kaya Scodelario), Aris (Jacob Lafland) and the rest of the Gladers make a plan to escape the WCKD compound.They soon find themselves outside WCKD’s protective walls, facing the flare head on. Their goal? Find the red arm, a resistance group against WCKD, and have them bring them to the safe heaven.

The Gladers encounter many obstacles along their journey of finding the right arm resistance group. Zombies, aka: Cranks, block their way, causing problems with the group.

The director of The Scorch Trials movie obviously did not do his homework. If you read the book, you would notice that Wes Ball left out key parts from the book. Word of advice: if you are going to turn a book into a movie, do your research and don’t leave out key parts that clearly make the whole book.

The Scorch Trials is categorized as a Sci-Fi movie but if you ask me, it felt more like a Sci-Horror movie. Clutching the arm of my friend who sat beside me, I spent most of the action packed scenes with my eyes shut, wishing for it to be over. If you like blood and gore, combined with sci-fi action, by all means go watch The Scorch Trials. All I know is that The Scorch Trials was not for me and definitely not worth my $10.