Maze Runner: The Death Cure

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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. – 20th Century Fox

The Death Cure came out like 3 weeks ago. I saw it 3 weeks ago. It was largely forgettable and I put off writing this review as long as I could. Now it’s time to write it, luckily like I said it’s forgettable so it’s like I just saw it yesterday. My feelings today are the same as the day I saw it. Poor Dylan O’Brien keeps getting put in mediocre movies.

Maze Runner: The Death Cure was written by T.S. Nowlin and directed by Wes Ball. Say what you want but you have to appreciate the fact that those two are behind the two previous movies. I can respect the consistency and the fact that they finished their series. The film itself is based on the book of the same name by James Dashner.

None of the Maze Runner movies are bad but none of them have been as good as the first. The Death Cure is certainly better than the second but it’s still too long, bloated and boring at parts. This film has many positives but the script is why it’s mediocre.

Wes Ball knows how to direct and shoot action. The movie opened with a scene that looked like it was straight out of Mad Max: Fury Road. The action was great. There was a very good-looking battle scene towards the end. The action kept me engrossed but once it stopped, I would find myself bored. The entire movie is good looking, the world of Maze Runner is an interesting one, it’s like a hybrid of Mad Max and Blade Runner, very cool but a boring story brings it down. Dylan O’Brien is fantastic in this, actually he’s good in most things. He went full blown action hero here and it was great, too bad this wasn’t a better movie. One day O’Brien will find himself in a better movie. He’s a great actor but him and the whole gang had great chemistry, which elevated him and the Gladers to a higher level. I’d believe they were trapped in a death maze together. Gus (Giancarlo Esposito) from Breaking Bad was great too, mostly because I like how he calls everyone hermano.

But, yeah, this movie is boring or rather it gets boring. The first 90 minutes or so I was entertained and into it. Then the movie came to a point where I thought it was going to end and I was good with that but then the movie went on for another hour, that’s where I got lost. There were way too many false endings, the movie just kept going and going and going. Then it finally ended and truthfully the ending was satisfying, it had a nice emotional close that tied together all the other films, so they should’ve just put that at the 90 minute mark and call it a day.

Maze Runner: The Death Cure is a satisfying but way too long conclusion to the trilogy with some fun action. If you must finish the trilogy just wait for this one to come to Blu-ray.

I give Maze Runner: The Death Cure a 6.5 out of 10, realistically I wouldn’t watch again but I’ll buy it because I have the other two.

 

 

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