9 September 2015

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Secret Premiere

On Monday 7th September, I attended the secret screening/premiere of the sequel to The Maze Runner, called Maze Runner: Scorch Trials in London's West End/Leicester Square. Unaware to us at the time of winning invites, it was in fact the UK premiere of the film. We first thought it was just a pre-release screening. However there was no red carpet and a lot less stars compared to the USA premiere earlier this month. In fact, from what I could see in the dark room, the only stars watching the movie with us was Caspar Lee, Joe Sugg and Oli White. I assume they were invited to vlog and promote the movie on social media.

Jim Chapman hosted the beginning of the screening and held a Q&A with the cast and crew. Amongst the cast and crew were director Wes Ball, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster and Ki Hong Lee. Dylan O'Brien was a no show due to illness, apparently, which was absolutely gutting but it was still great to see the cast and their thoughts on the film and how much fun they have when filming.

There are some elements of gore and blood so if you plan on taking young children please be aware of it. At times, I felt like I was watching The Walking Dead! In fact, without too much of a spoiler, some of the characters were in fact walking dead. Kaya Scodelario, mostly known for her role as Effy Stonem in E4's cult show Skins stole the show for me. She is an incredible actress with passion and I found myself rooting for her throughout the movie, particularly at the end of the film where she may be considered a traitor, but it was for her best intentions.

Each seat had a copy of the book (and popcorn)!

It was a really energetic and gripping movie, with A LOT of running, hence the title of the series. But, I fully recommended the film to anyone who is a lover of action and the dystopian movie world similar to The Hunger Games. However whilst both movies are often compared due to the modern movie scene of dystopian worlds, this movie shows a wider look into the action and trials the characters face in the dystopian world compared to The Hunger Games trilogy where a love triangle plays a huge part in the plot.

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials is released in the UK on September 10th nationwide *TOMORROW* and on Septmeber 18th in the USA.

P.S Sorry for my long absence, I have been extremely busy with my new job due to the long hours I work, often until 5am in the morning, meaning I sleep in the day a lot and barely get time to write up any posts.

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