Thomas and co. return for The Maze Runner: The Death Cure and it provides an epic, yet overstuffed finale to the trilogy of films.
Continuing the action of the second film, The Death Cure provides fans of the series with a similar glimpse of the dystopian future.
Although other critics of the film have left disappointing reviews, The Death Cure does provide a conclusion that fans of the series have been craving since the second film.
The final instalment sees Thomas and his friends embark on their final and most difficult mission yet as they break into the Last City, a WCKD-controlled safe haven, that is anything but safe for the protagonists.
The plot sets out to give the Gladers the answers they seek, if they can survive.
Although the action in the film is very good, the conclusion feels very forced and almost as if it is a relief to the directors to end the series.
However, if you’re a fan of the previous two films you will enjoy the typically brilliant action on show by The Maze Runner team albeit if the ending is a cliché.
Dylan O’Brien is brilliant as Thomas for the third time and
the other protagonists are again very well done.
The dislike for Aidan Gillen’s character, Janson, continues throughout the third film and lthough the plotline feels overcrowded, the film still succeeds in imparting its message to its audience.
If you have seen the other two films, you should watch this film if only for the retribution and the finale.
However, if you haven’t seen the other films, you will probably find the plot difficult to follow.
Rotten Tomatoes Audience score was a measly 68% and the approved critic score was only 43% from 140 reviews.
The Guardian gave it two stars and said this is a film… for fans only.
However, it’s not all doom and gloom as Variety say it is a film that gives the series a proper send-off.
If you want to watch the third film in your favourite series, this will give you a conclusion but if you haven’t seen the other two, then this one is probably an easy miss.