I’ve enjoyed the other two “Maze Runner” movies, because they both had more potential than “The Divergent Series.” I wasn’t really looking forward to the sequel “The Death Cure,” because of how long we had to wait due to Thomas O’Brien’s injury and the mixed reviews.
But despite all the zombies, explosions, and silly action scenes like cranes and planes picking up buses and freight cars, it actually has some solid performances, cool security costumes, bright sets, and thrilling hiding and chase scenes.
The virus, as you recall, has destroyed nearly half the world, and there are those who may have found a way to cure the infected, by placing them in the Maze trials. And there are those who must fight those people.
And Thomas (O’Brien) and his friends, including Newt (Thomas Brodie-Sangster), are the ones who must stop them. They embark on a journey back inside the WICKED city to rescue their friend Minho (Ki Hong Lee), after Teresa (Kaya Scodelario) betrayed them. They are joined by their old rival Gally (Will Poulter), who was presumed dead, and they must get Teresa to get them in the lab.
Their enemies still consist of Ava Paige (Patricia Clarkson), the chancellor of WICKED, and her assistant director Janson (Aidan Gillen).
“Maze Runner: The Death Cure,” directed once more by Wes Ball, is far from the masterpiece the recent “Blade Runner: 2049” was, because of some some tired elements and an unclear understanding of how Gally survived getting pierced in the chest.
But on the other hand, there are cool moments worth gazing at and some nice acting worth observing. As a guilty pleasure I found this conclusion to be solid. And believe me, there are worst franchises out there than this.