Maze Runner: The Death Cure Review
Thefanboyseo.com offers up it’s Maze Runner: The Death Cure review. The film stars Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario and is directed by Wes Ball. Opens January 24 from 20th Century Fox and Warner Bros. Pictures.
Maze Runner: The Death Cure Synopsis
Thomas leads some escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary Last City, a WCKD-controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all. Anyone who makes it out alive will get answers to the questions that the Gladers have been asking since they arrived in the maze.
Another one of those films that I underestimated because while it falls victim to A LOT of different tropes and plotholes, the Death Cure was entertaining.
No expanded cast for this movie. It’s still the same ones but that actually makes it decent because now we get more character development and more drama and with so little characters to choose from, you end up liking one or two despite the weird plot and setting they put in this third and final film in the franchise.
The visuals are great especially if you catch the film on IMAX. Be it sprawling deserts or uninhabited ruins to a beautiful island to a city split down the middle by a huge wall reminiscent of the manga series “Shingeki no Kyojin”, everything looks beautiful. I totally admired those sweeping shots of the “last city” where WCKD holds all its power and looks for the cure for “The Flare” virus on hapless teenagers.
While I’m not totally convinced of how things panned out, I’m a sucker for a happy ending and this one satisfies my hunger for a happy ending regardless of how bleak it went.
Still on the story, I loved how the ship I did back in “The Scorch Trials” survived the film and opens a possibility for something more down the road.
As always, Aidan Gillen (Baelish from Game of Thrones) doesn’t disappoint. As Jansen, he’s still that conniving little weasel we all love to hate. Still has that army on his side and still charming as ever, the guy OWNS these types of character.
Of course, this Death Cure review wouldn’t be complete without some criticisms.
One, the movie got a bit dragging in most parts. There were moments where it got so dragging I was actually checking my watch for the time. I know they wanted to end it with a bang, but it had a lot of useless moments. Or moments that could have gone under the microscope and got a revision here and there. I call this the headless-chicken-pacing.
The visuals are amazing but sometimes it takes away the reason we are actually looking at that scene.
Some of the cast members here were useless, or rather written to be useless. Game of Thrones star Nathalie Emmanuel had a great run in the last movie but is relegated to a cameo. Like, why? Was she busy with ‘thrones or did they not find a reason for her to actually be with Vince, helping Thomas and the last remaining gladers save Min-Ho?
Some acting was lame and lackluster. I don’t blame anybody, maybe it was really just not that interesting for me.
Maze Runner: The Death Cure Review – The Verdict
It’s a good popcorn muncher and entertaining as hell but its fastfood level and not a full-course meal. Still worth your money and I do advice you to catch it on IMAX or 3D if possible.