Cast: Dylan O’Brien, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Kaya Scodelario, Rosa Salazar, Will Poulter, Ki Hong Lee, Patricia Clarkson
Director: Wes Ball
The third and last installment in the series, Maze Runner: The Death Cure takes off with the Gladers — Thomas (Dylan O’Brien), Frypan (Dexter Darden) and Newt (Thomas Brodie-Sangster) on a dangerous mission to save one of their friends, Minho (Ki Hong Lee) and, of course, the world from a terrifying end. Among the last few to have remained immune to Flare, the deadly virus that has laid siege on a majority of the world’s population, the Gladers are running against time to find a cure. As they attempt to sneak into the Last City, they encounter a series of obstacles that threaten their very existence.
The actors portray their characters extremely well, especially Dylan, he can truly make the audience feel what he’s feeling. Although character development was not a strong point in this film, I feel it didn’t need to be. Because if you’ve seen the other two films, you already know how the characters are and how they feel towards other characters and what they believe is right and wrong. For me, the first two films provided the character development, this was just the ending.
There are some very powerful and emotional scenes in this film especially towards the end (I, myself did tear up at one point), and the ending, I feel, was really satisfying.
Coming to the cinematic experience, the cinematography was top notch. In recent times it may be the second best to Blade Runner 2049. The Vfx was stainless. Kudos to the cinematography team. The movie though had some loose plots but the pros do cover up these potholes.
The first half was a bit laggy as compared to the other first two parts of this franchise but the second half kept the audience at the edge of their seats. Second half was very well executed. Although the movie could have been trimmed off 10 mins but the cinematography covers this up.
If you’re a fan of the franchise, enjoy watching ‘save the world from the apocalypse’ type of action thrillers and have been following the story over the years, this finale might be of interest to you.
I will go with 3 stars out of 5.
5th February, 2018