American Assassin is based on the book of the same title by the late Vince Flynn, and introduces us to Mitch Rapp – a wounded young man who saw his fiancée killed by terrorists and decides to go after them himself.
It could have been a pedestrian thriller by committed performances by Dylan O’Brien, Michael Keaton and Taylor Kitsch – and a very grounded script (and muscular direction) keep it from descending to that level.
From The Maze to The Scorch, nothing comes easy to the Gladers – especially now that they’re also faced with the nastiness of WCKD on an even greater level.
Check first the new trailer for Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials after the jump. Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials opens on September 18th.
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials | Official Trailer [HD] | 20th Century FOX – YouTube
MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS | Official Trailer: In this next chapter of the epic “Maze Runner” saga, Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on WCKD’s vastly superior forces and uncover its shocking plans for them all.
In Theaters – September 18, 2015
Cast: Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Giancarlo Esposito, Aidan Gillen, Barry Pepper, Lili Taylor, and Patricia Clarkson
A young man named Thomas wakes up to find himself in an elevator rising to a wild green space and a host of other young men who, like him cannot remember anything about their pasts save for their names. The space is surrounded by titanic walls which open into a maze but no one has any idea why they’re there – and then, for the first time, a young woman arrives, who recognizes Thomas.
The first trailer for The Maze Runner didn’t really look that great – but each successive trailer has changed that. Now, it looks like The Maze Runner could be the rare non-Hunger Games/Divergent movie based on a YA novel to succeed.
Follow the jump to see what I mean. The Maze Runner opens September 19th.