Review of 'Maze Runner: The Death Cure'

death_cure.jpeg The final film in the “Maze Runner” trilogy following on from the events of The Scorch Trials sees Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) attempting to rescue his friend Minho (Ki Hong Lee) and other captured children on a WCKD train. When this fails they learn their friend has been taken to the “Last City” which is a WCKD city surrounded by a massive wall in an attempt to keep out the infection. Here Minho is being experimented on by Teresa (Kaya Scodelario) who is looking to find a final cure for the infection. It is up to a team lead by Thomas and other Gladers to break into the city and free Minho but the city turns out to be a maze perhaps more deadly than the original…

Some really amazing effects such as the “Last City” but ultimately a bit of a disappointment with “Death Cure” full of cliches and “by the numbers” American film tropes. The action is quite good (if a bit confusing to follow), particularly the attack on the city and the train heist. Followers of the series will doubtless be satisfied but otherwise there is nothing new to see here. The promise in the original film of interesting things to come simply fails to come to fruition leaving the viewer disappointed.

Rating: “Average, but who wants to be average?”

Review Date: 2019-05-05

Directed by: Wes Ball

Studio: Gotham Group

Year: 2018

Length: 143 minutes

Genre: Science Fiction

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