Sunday, February 21, 2016
#JustaQuickiePlease: Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Review
If you watched Warm Bodies and thought to yourself, "that has to be the lamest zombie movie ever," do I have a news flash for you. YA has outdone itself again, taking a true horror concept and transforming it into a watered down adventure farce that plagiarizes the ideas of every other novel focused on the pre-teen demographic with CGI effects literally hacked from the CPUs of the I am Legend crew. The gang is back, running away from WCKD, but this time in an apocalyptic landscape rather than a ridiculously convoluted maze test. And while we are on topic; really guys, let's just go ahead and name the villains straight out wicked. I mean, forget about ambiguity or creativity. Why the hell not, the audience you're aiming for is not actually looking for a mental stretch. Our heroes are pursued by the forces that held them captive in the first movie, along with some Mad Max rejects and a host of the goofiest looking undead you may ever see. The effects are so bad they almost parody themselves. With acting stale enough to rival its predecessor and a consistent dose of unrealistic action; this second go round outdoes the first for all the wrong reasons. The good news there will be a third and final installment, so we can all hope the world truly ends before that. 0 out of 5 Kernels; another utterly un-aMazing film by Wes Ball.