Maze Runner: The Death Cure Movie Review

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Recommended Audience: Fans of Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Nathalie Emmanuel, Giancarlo Esposito, Aidan Gillen, Wes Ball, Maze Runner novel and action/ adventure movie fans

Maze Runner The Death Cure Movie

Maze Runner: The Death Cure Movie Synopsis

In the epic finale to the Maze Runner saga, Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. MAZE RUNNER: THE DEATH CURETo 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 the Gladers have been asking since they first arrived in the maze.

Maze Runner: The Death Cure Viewer Rating: 4.5/5 ****

Maze Runner: The Death Cure Movie Review:

I hope that I wasn’t not the only one, but I have pretty much forgotten what happened in Maze Runner: The Scorch Trail. But I DO remember that The Death Cure was a difficult read. It took me ages to finish reading the book, perhaps because I’m not really used to sci-fi dystopian genre.
maze-runner-death-cure05The Death Cure opens with Thomas (Dylan O’Brien), Newt (Thomas Brodie-Sangster), Brenda (Rosa Salazar), Frypan (Dexter Darden) and Jorge (Giancarlo Esposito) in the middle of a train heist, as they try to rescue Minho (Ki Hong Lee) from WCKD. I don’t remember reading about this in the book, but the over the top heist dropped you straight into the story, without reminding you who’s who.
Maze Runner The Death Cure TeresaSo yes, it will be good to refresh yourself with the first two films prior to watching this. I managed to pick up the details along the way, and if the Death Cure Movie is the first Maze Runner series you’re watching, you will probably not know what’s going on. Well, right now, you might be thinking, shucks, is this going to be a bad film then? Well, be surprised, I thought the film did a great job on the action sequences and the comradeship + brotherhood between the characters.
mazerunnerthedeathcure1While the first two films had the characters escaping from monsters like Grievers and Cranks, the third was more about WCKD. It was interesting how there was an odd ambivalence amongst the characters’ motives. WCKD seem like the bad guys for trying to use the immunes against the Flare virus, yet their actions were to save lives. The main characters were basically trying to prevent doctors from curing a virus that’s killing off the human race. The Death Cure Movie is basically Thomas’ answer to the trolley dilemma, a question emphasized in Snowpiercer too, “Would you sacrifice one person to save the lives of many?” Here, Thomas will rather save the life of his good friend Minho than to save the lives of the human. That moral ambiguity is the most interesting part about the story, adding depth to the otherwise over-the-top action flick. maze-runner-the-death-cure-04Thomas Brodie-Sangster impressed me with his Flare infected-rendition of Newt, and his chemistry with Dylan O’Brien’s Thomas was able to touch the audience. But if anything, it’s the production team I have to applaud for their spectacular set piece. I loved The Hunger Games: Mockingjay and enjoyed The Divergent Series: Allegiant, but I had to admit, the action and thrills in Death Cure Movie surpassed the two threequels.

Do You Know?

Dylan-as-Thomas-in-The-Maze-Runner-dylan-obrien-37612702-1200-1000On March 18, 2016, it was reported that actor Dylan O’Brien was injured on set and was hospitalized. O’Brien was run over by a vehicle in a car scene gone wrong, leaving him with a concussion, facial fracture, and brain trauma among his injuries. James Dashner announced via Twitter that the production was postponed after the accident. It was said that the producers were “looking to” resume filming around mid-May. According to the Directors Guild of Canada’s production list, the film was scheduled to resume filming on May 9, and complete principal photography on July 26. However, on April 29, 2016, production was shut down indefinitely as O’Brien’s injuries were more serious than previously thought. Production resumed in February 2017.

Behind The Scenes and Interviews

Check out Maze Runner: The Death Cure Official Website and Facebook Page!
Maze Runner: The Death Cure is out in cinemas on 25 January 2018.

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18 Responses to Maze Runner: The Death Cure Movie Review

  1. […] several other novels that have already been made into films, such as Hunger Games, Divergent and Maze Runner or even superhero films like […]

  2. nicoleflintkontrol says:

    These type of movies aren’t my style but your review is was very nice and detailed!

  3. Hello, last week I watched this in a cinema here in vienna. It was good, but the I think the firt part was the best.

  4. I haven’t watched the first movie yet. After reading review makes me watch it. Sounds like an interesting movie.

  5. Josselyn Radillo says:

    I have a Galentines tomorrow to go and watch this movie. I been waiting for this one!!

  6. Preet says:

    This movie sounds so good. My husband has been planning to go watch this movie but I was not sure but now will check this one out. Your reviews are always on point 🙂

  7. Shubhada Bhide says:

    I haven’t watch this movie and it sounds interesting I will definitely check this out and looking forward to watch this movie.

  8. Shadlyn Jay says:

    I never seen this before but after reading this review I have to see.

  9. I haven’t heard of this movie before, but I love the concept of mazes! Your pictures also convey the sense of tension and action perfectly. I’d be curious to watch this film.

  10. I have not seen any of the films in this series but I may rethink that, they look quite fun and entertaining. Shame that someone had to be so seriously injured on set though!

  11. Monique Elise says:

    Thanks for the review! I saw the first installment of the Maze Runner series and I enjoyed it. I have some catching up to do!

  12. Elizabeth O says:

    Great review, I am eager to watch this as I enjoyed the first two films. I think I will re-watch them before this on your recommendation so I can refresh first!

  13. Ooo I have not heard of this movie, but always looking for a new watch – it is at the top of my list x

  14. Vivian says:

    I watched the first of this franchise just last night (how have I never heard of this before) and really enjoyed it!! I can’t wait to finish watching the second and head to the big screens for the death cure~

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  15. Noelle Lynne says:

    Excited to see there is another Maze Runner, I enjoyed the first two movies (and have even been considering reading the books)!

  16. Corinne and Kirsty says:

    I haven’t even watch the first movie! I really need to! Everyone sounds so crazy about this movie!

  17. I’m more into Rom coms but would definitely watch this because of this review and Dylan O’brien. People think you should watch the movie after reading the book so as not to be surprised by some things not being included in the movie. What do you think?

  18. kumamonjeng says:

    Have read few books of the Maze runners and now it is time to check out the movie instead! It is fun to watch the behind of scene trailer. Thanks for including that.

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