FRIDAY MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS
8.30PM FOXTEL PREMIERE ★★★
This series’ quality opening salvo was a ripping little chase movie. This sequel keeps pace with its predecessor on most fronts, even though young hero Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) and his fellow rebels are no longer confined to a claustrophobic rat-race in the one desolate place. Only sticking points are a mild case of “second-movie syndrome” (where the filmmakers hedge their bets for the finale) and excessive violence that definitely should not be experienced by primary schoolers.