Maze Runner: The Death Cure (also known simply as The Death Cure) is a 2018 American dystopian science fiction action film directed by Wes Ball and written by T.S. Nowlin, based on the novel The Death Cure written by James Dashner. It is the sequel to the 2015 film Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials and the third and final installment in the Maze Runner film series. The film stars Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Dexter Darden, Nathalie Emmanuel, Giancarlo Esposito, Aidan Gillen, Walton Goggins, Ki Hong Lee, Jacob Lofland, Katherine McNamara, Barry Pepper, Will Poulter, Rosa Salazar, and Patricia Clarkson.
Things We Liked:
The Zombies/Cranks. The kickass female who seemed to like Thomas and save him a few times because he’s a buffoon who makes horrible decisions.
Things We Disliked:
Just about everything in this movie annoyed us. Full Disclosure: We had never heard of the maze runner series until this film but as the movie started, we quickly figured out that it was part of a series in the way they quickly glossed over a huge variety of characters in a matter of seconds.
Our impression of the series based on this film? Garbage.
Every single thing in the movie felt completely predictable, and it wasn’t even the start to a series. We felt as though we’d known all the characters in the film, not because of how relatable they were, rather that they were completely stereotypical and…you guessed it- predictable.
This movie was so cliche that it even tried to do the final kiss scene before something horrible happened with a declaration of love.
That’s just about EVERYWHERE.
The whole film felt like it dragged on and on, and to be completely honest, we were both willing to leave before the halfway mark- because we could’ve guessed the whole film from the first 10 minutes in. We sat in our chairs, squirming like children who had to pee determined to watch the whole thing in hopes something would happen to redeem itself.
Save your money. Unless you somehow got wound up in the first few installments- this film will bore the hell out of you.
2/10- I hated just about everything in this movie. The horrible acting, the inability to remember character names because they were forgettable, and the decisions made by “important” characters that felt like any individual with common sense could’ve done better.
0/10- I wanted to leave. I never want to leave movies. The only thing I can say about the movie: Queso. Cheese. The one liners were cheesy. The “military” guy who kept telling everybody “down” and clicked his gun before going in after people. The way they talked to each other even seemed forced and just-long. Most sequels make me want to go back and start from the beginning to know what’s going on. This didn’t happen here. It was-bad.