Maze Runner: The Death Cure (Blu-ray) – Movie Review
Follow Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director: Wes Ball
Distributor: 20th Century Fox
Duration: 141 minutes

Maze Runner: The Death Cure (Blu-ray) – Movie Review

Site Score
7.0
Good: Atmosphere, The walled city, Better view of what WICKED does
Bad: Slow, Different feel than the other movies
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7.3
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Shit pretty much hit the fan when the group of teenagers escaped the maze in the first part of Maze Runner. They now found themselves in a barren world in which people turned into ‘Cranks’, which seem to be an equivalent of their world’s zombies. It was said that the teenagers in the maze trials were able to develop certain antibodies against said virus, and they could serve as the world’s salvation. Nonetheless, in many cases these kids died, and they still had to endure torture and possible death in the many experiments. Last time Teresa betrayed the group and went back to WICKED, leaving many of the resistance dead, wounded or captured by the organization.

Thomas (Dylan O’ Brian), Newt (Thomas Brodie-Sangster), Brenda (Rosa Salazar) and Jorge (Giancarlo Esposito) are left picking up the pieces of the resistance after Teresa (Kaya Scodelario) betrayed the gladers and went back to WICKED. Sadly, Minho (Ki Hong Lee) was captured in the WICKED raid, and now Thomas and the rest try to rescue him from the clutches of the evil organization. Nonetheless, while the plan went off without too many problems, they rescued the wrong group of which Minho wasn’t a part. Nonetheless, the group is determined to get Minho back, even if they have to crawl inside the den of WICKED themselves. They will still have to get by the security, the walls of the city, Janson (Aidan Gillen), who is the douchebag head of security and Ava (Patricia Clarkson), the head of WICKED.

To get into the city they will have to make alliances with faces from the past and shady new figures, all while Thomas is still conflicted about meeting Teresa. Even after her betrayal, it’s clear he still has feelings for her, and these feelings might compromise the plan.

The flow of this movie is completely different than the first two movies. The first films in the series were action packed from the beginning, making them ideal movies for those who have a slightly less impressive attention span for slower movies. This movie becomes very action packed and interesting halfway through, but it takes its time to build up to the impressive grand finale. You’ll get enough information to process and you’ll finally be able to view how the world truly is, instead of snippets of different survivors and small factions that roam around the planet. The walled city becomes the focus of the movie, and overall the movie is well presented and well thought out for the final piece.

Not much has changed when it comes to the cast of the movie. Dylan O’ Brian is still clearly the protagonist, who is supported by Rosa Salazar, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Giancarlo Esposito and many others that appeared throughout the first two movies. On the other side of the fence, we find Kaya Scodelario, Aidan Gillen and Patricia Clarkson. Both sides play perfect opposites of one another, all while Dylan’s and Kaya’s characters still have a certain attraction to each other. Rosa is also more comfortable in her new role, but it’s clear that she’s slowly becoming the third wheel of the Dylan and Kaya wagon, which is sad, as her character could have been much more than it currently is.

The Blu-ray edition of The Death Cure comes with a reasonable amount of extra features, most of them being somewhat common on many releases such as this. You’ll get typical making of sequences, a gag reel, extended and deleted scenes, but also snippets about the story and the thoughts behind it. Other than that, there’s a gallery to explore and the original theatrical trailers to re-watch.

Conclusion

Maze Runner: The Death Cure is a decent ending of a fairly interesting and original trilogy. While this movie takes some time to reach its peak, it’s a well thought out ending and it shows how the world has been torn apart by a virus, leaving only the few behind the safety of walls, while the rest has to endure a lot to survive another day. If you loved the first movies, then this one will certainly be up your alley, if you can handle the somewhat slower buildup than the other two movies.

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