Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

Things heat up in this sequel to The Maze Runner.

Overall B-

Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) feels like he has only left the frying pan to have to face the fire when his escape from the maze only puts him in a position to try and navigate another hostile environment: The Scorch.

Violence D+
Sexual Content A
Profanity C
Substance Use C

Why is Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials PG-13 for extended sequences of violence and action, some thematic elements, substance use and language.

Run Time: 132 minutes

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Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials rated PG-13? Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for extended sequences of violence and action, some thematic elements, substance use and language.

Violence:
Many scenes in this movie depict characters fighting, beating, and shooting. Characters use weapons similar to Tasers, as well as guns that shoot bullets. Explosions are depicted and loss of life is implied. A man is beaten on his face to extract information from him. Some characters are shot on screen (usually the bullet impact is out of the frame), and in one particular scene we see a bloody wound that spreads through the victim’s clothes. A group of Humanoid beings are depicted with mottled skin and blackened sockets to represent their eyes and mouth—these characters are very violent and aggressive and may be frightening to young audiences. “Jump scenes” are included. In a laboratory environment we see unconscious people suspended in mid-air with tubes extending from their bodies.

Sexual Content:
A young woman changes her clothes behind a barrier (her arms are shown extending upward)—a young man glances toward her and another young man tells him not to look.

Language:
Infrequent profanities include about seven scatological slangs, a sexual finger gesture, a few mild expletives and a single term of Christian deity.

Alcohol / Drug Use:
An unknown liquid is given to two characters that are told they must drink it if they want admittance into an area where they believe a friend may be; after drinking it they begin to hallucinate.

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Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence, Coarse Language.
Alberta PG Violence, Frightening Scenes, Not Recommended For Young Children.
Manitoba PG Not Recommended for Young Children, Violence, Frightening Scenes.
Ontario PG Frightening Scenes, Violence, Language May Offend.
Quebec 13+
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

News About "Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials"

Cast and Crew

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials is directed by Wes Ball and stars Dylan O'Brien, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Kaya Scodelario, Ki Hong Lee.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials movie is December 15, 2015. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
Release Date: 15 December 2015
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials releases to home video (Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy) with the following extras:
- 24-Page Collectible Printed Prequel Comic Book
- Janson’s Report
- Secrets of the Scorch
- Visual Effects
- Visual Effects Reel
- Deleted and Extended Scenes
- Gag Reel
- Galleries
- Theatrical Trailers

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