The third and final film in the Maze Runner series, subtitled “The Death Cure,” gets it half right as an action movie. The stunts, the explosions and the chases are all exciting and elaborately mounted; there’s just not much of a movie to go with them.
It’s a shame that The Maze Runner movies are going out on their flattest note, but The Death Cure isn't completely off-key. Wes Ball has directed every entry in the franchise and he’s evolved into a very skilled action filmmaker. Complex set-pieces with an incredible number of moving parts are depicted clearly, excitingly, and with visual panache.
Producer: Wyck Godfrey, Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Lee Stollman
Writer: T.S. Nowlin, James Dashner
Release Date: Jan 26, 2018
Runtime: 2hr 21m
In the epic finale to the Maze Runner saga, 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.
Ki Hong Lee
Did You Know?
Director Wes Ball has specifically said he doesn't think the original book source of the trilogy should be split into two movies (as usually the final installment of young-adult movie series is split into two movies). He states that there should be a beginning, middle, and end, and that's it.