Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Book-to-Film: The Scorch Trials (The Maze Runner #2) by James Dashner


From Big Books Tiny Voices:

 Upon the decent box office success of The Maze Runner, based on the James Dashner YA trilogy, Fox has announced that it will move forward with a sequel (good news in light of other YA adaptations these days). Wes Ball, who directed the first, will be back alongside star Dylan O’Brien. So far, newcomers will include Aidan Gillen, who plays Game of Thrones character Littlefinger, to play the villain in Scorch Trials. 

I just saw The Maze Runner in theatres a couple of weeks ago, and though I didn't love the book, I thought it was a decent adaptation.  I was particularly impressed with the acting across the board, and thought the glade and the maze were both pretty impressive sets.  I was still a little annoyed with the lack of answers in the film, but it wasn't as irritating as the book, which only answered the questions I had with even more questions.  Still, I enjoyed the film and am glad that this series will continue with its film adaptations!

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  1. I thought the movie did a pretty good job. I look forward to seeing to seeing the Scorch Trials on the big screen. I even found out that they're filming some of it out here where I live!

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    1. Oooh, cool! Maybe, if they recruit extras in your area for the background of some scenes, you could even be in the film! That's probably just my imagination running away again, but, you have to admit, it would be cool.

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  2. I feel the same. I wasn't interested in The Maze Runner because of my frustrations with the book, but I liked it. I want to see The Scorch Trials now. I'm hoping for answers!

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    1. Agreed! The book frustrated me, but I found the film to be enjoyable enough. Also looking forward to The Scorch Trials. I'll definitely see it, even though I don't plan on reading it. (There are only a handful of times in my life when I've been able to say that, so I'm enjoying this moment for its rarity. :D)

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