Thanks to 20th Century Fox we had the chance to see director Wes Ball’s ‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure’, before its Australian cinematic release. This is our review of the film, but – as usual – no matter what we say, we recommend that you still go to your local cinema and see the film because there is no better critic than yourself!
Based on James Dashner’s series of books, the third film adaptation of the Maze Runner saga takes Thomas (Dylan O’Brian) and the rest of the Gladers in an emotional ride back to the Last City, now turned into an impenetrable fortress, highly protected and surrounded by massive iron walls to keep the Flare virus outside its borders.
In an impossible mission, the Gladers will do everything in their power to rescue Minho (Ki Hong Lee), the last of their friends, who is being tortured by the doctors at the World Catastrophe Killzone Department (W.C.K.D.) while searching for the cure.
The Death Cure tries hard to link all the events from the previous two films making it very lengthy. However, the balance between great action sequences, the feeling of brotherhood and dramatic moments made the film a truly enjoyable ride, with a Dylan O’Brien once again shinning as the leading character, proving once again to be the perfect choice for this type of hero. In addition, co-stars Rosa Salazar (Brenda), Will Poulter (Gally), Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Newt) Kaya Scodelario (Teresa), Giancarlo Esposito (Jorge), Aiden Gillen (Janson) and Patricia Clarkson (Dr. Ava) are also great in their roles.
Overall, ‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure’ gives a good closure to the saga, and probably will be remembered as the best of the trilogy, especially after the extremely average adaptation for The Scorch Trials. It will keep you on the edge of your seat…Third time’s the charm!
Maze Runner: The Death Cure – In Cinemas Now!