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MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS (2015)

MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS <span>(2015)</span> artwork

MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS (2015)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 128

Release dates 08/02/2016, 01/02/2016, 10/09/2015

BBFCInsight strong threat, violence

Genre(s) Science Fiction, Drama

Director(s) Wes Ball

Cast includes Dylan O'Brien, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Ki Hong Lee, Rosa Salazar, Kaya Scodelario, Jacob Lofland, Giancarlo Esposito, Aiden Gillen

Summary MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS is a science fiction film in which a group of young people must navigate a hostile environment in search of a safe haven.

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 31/08/2015

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS is a science fiction film in which a group of young people must navigate a hostile environment in search of a safe haven.

Threat

There are scenes in which a group of characters are faced with various threats, including an organisation which they must fight and escape from, gangs of people operating in a lawless environment, and infected zombie-like people who attack the characters with some focus.

Violence

In some scenes there are exchanges of gun fire, mostly involving stun weapons, and the use of explosives. But other than people shuddering as they are stunned, there is little detail. There are some blows delivered as characters defend themselves, including heavy kicks and blows with makeshift weapons.

In one scene a man is questioned for information. He is punched and threatened, and there is some focus on his beaten, swollen and bloodied face.

Injury from encounters with the infected people is briefly seen.

It is implied that a character shoots and kills himself.

Bad language is mild, including 'damn', 'bastards', 'hell', 'ass' and 'shit'. There is also a middle finger gesture.

Precuts information

During post-production, the distributor sought and was given advice on how to secure the desired classification. Following this advice, certain changes were made prior to submission

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

This work was originally seen for advice. The company was advised that the film was likely to receive a 15 certificate but that their preferred 12A classification could be achieved by making some changes. The company was advised to reduce moments of threat and 'horror' involving zombie-like characters, and to reduce the focus on injury in a scene in which a man is beaten for information. When the film was formally submitted, changes had been made and, consequently, the film was passed 12A.

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Details

Title
MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS
Also known as
MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS - LOOK FOR IT,MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS - EXTRAS - THEATRICAL TRAILERS - THEATRICAL TRAILER 1,MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS - EXTRAS - THEATRICAL TRAILERS - THEATRICAL TRAILER 2,MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS (INTERNATIONAL TRAILER) - VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN
Year
2015
Formats
Cinema, 3D Cinema, DVD
Distributor(s)
Twentieth Century Fox Home Ent.,20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd
Classified date(s)
10/12/2015
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF326581
Note to parents
Some versions of this film are displayed in the 3D or IMAX format and some younger children may find them a more intense experience

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