Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018)
Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary Last City, a WCKD-controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all. Anyone who makes it out alive will get answers to the questions the Gladers have been asking since they first arrived in the maze.
Fun premise, good actors, bad writing. This film seemed to have potential at the beginning but it quickly devolves into a trite action film. Ultimately it's very boring.
The acting in this movie is really good.
Watching it is like watching the spectacle of a class clown at their best: you laugh at their jokes, instigate their defiance, and "ooooh" when they get in trouble.
What a perfect end! This movie one of favorite movies.
First, I will state that this movie is almost nothing like the book. However, if you can look past that (after all, which movies these days are not vastly different from their literary inspirations?) this was a really good movie.The action scenes were packed and interesting to watch, and the slower scenes did a good job of keeping the movie grounded and developing the characters. Some of the actions scenes did strain credulity, but we don't watch a movie or read a book to experience reality. We watch a movie to escape reality, and that is what this movie does. It gives you an escape from real life, while still holding enough reality to make the characters and their actions relatable.There were definitely some plot holes and questions that really should have been answered, that needed to be answered. For example, why did the immunes have to be put through such horrific "trials" in order for a cure to be found? Why did Thomas not realize that his blood could save Newt as it had done with Brenda, or that it could at least give Newt a little bit more time? But as with all movies, you can't answer every question unless you want a movie that is four hours long. It also isn't realistic to get all of the answers sometimes. How often are we left questioning things in our own lives? Sometimes things happen without us knowing the reasons why.I also feel like the actors did a really good job at portraying their characters in a realistic way. Dylan O'Brien makes Thomas so real, and you truly feel that he wants nothing more in life than to save his friends and keep them safe. Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Newt, is the reliable right-hand man who follows Thomas' lead but questions him at times to bring him back to earth. And Will Poulter gives a great performance and makes Gally feel like he is still essentially the same character from the first movie, a good guy who did bad things because he was scared for his friends, and now he wants to make amends for what he's done.Some people will hate this movie because it doesn't wrap everything up in a nice little bow, or because it does not follow the book religiously. But keeping in mind that this is a movie trilogy based on a book series intended to be read by TEENAGERS, I think that this movie delivered exactly what it promised. A movie about teenagers meant for teenagers, who don't always do things the same way that adults would, nor do they look at circumstances, reasons, or questions in the same way either. It gives a unique perspective of an imaginary situation and guesses what a group of teenagers would do if faced with those circumstances, and I think that they did a pretty good job of delivering an answer.Overall, this was a really good movie when you look at it as being there purely for entertainment. And isn't that all that a movie is meant to be anyway?
I watched this movie because I watched the previous two movies and wanted to know the ending. It's completely rubbish and the ending was pointless. Stay away from this movie. I even registered myself on imdb so that I can write a review and prevent people from wasting their time.
I have a lot of respect for Wes Ball. Almost no other directors have stayed with a film series based on a young adult novel series the whole way through (Gary Ross left after the first 'Hunger Games', Neil Burger left after the first 'Divergent', etc.), and Ball certainly has a knack for directing sweeping action sequences. The problem for me is the overall script, but I'll get to that later. Dylan O'Brien overcame a life-threatening injury while working on this film, which shows his true commitment as an actor, and I have to say, he still gives the best performance and has the best character in this franchise. In fact, most of the cast does a great job with the material they're given, and they sell it the best that they can. Back to the script, though. About an hour and a half into the movie, it felt as if the inevitable conclusion was near. I was actually enjoying myself, despite the relatively repetitive nature of the story, and if it had ended where I though it would end, I may actually have given the movie a fresh review. However, the film then proceeds to go on for another hour, which wouldn't be as much of a problem if that damn repetitive nature of the script hadn't continued. I knew where every plot point was going, making the last half particularly boring for me. Although I do prefer this than to split the last film into two parts (that's a shot at you, other young adult franchises), I just can't help feeling like a good 20-30 minutes could have been trimmed off the second half of the film. If you are a fan of the franchise, this is pretty much in line with the previous two films. However, for the rest of us, I just found the runtime on this film to be much too long to warrant a positive review.