Maze Runner: The Death Cure Review

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By Dana Perelberg ’20

After watching “Maze Runner: The Death Cure,” the finale of the “Maze Runner” trilogy, I was extremely disappointed. The movie itself lacked suspense, action and was an underwhelming ending to the film series.


“Maze Runner: The Death Cure” is a dystopian sci-fi film, surrounding Thomas, Newt and Frypan, three characters from the first movie. At this point in the series the entire population is being infected by the “Flare” virus, which eats away at the brain, ultimately turning the victim into a zombie. The three main characters are immune to the virus. The storyline mostly focuses on them attempting to rescue their friend, Minho who is being tortured by the WCKD, an organization attempting to find a cure for the virus. Along the way the characters face many challenges and interact with a variety of characters including Teresa who allies alongside them to find Minho. The cliche and action-lacking plot points all leading to a massive let down of an ending.


The actors themselves were not terrible, and that is about all of the positive comments I have about this film. As in both of the other “Maze Runner” movies the main character, Thomas, lacks the depth it takes to create a strong and interesting leader. He is instead bland and at times irritating to watch as his character is cliche and boring.


Much like Thomas, the plotline lacks originality and is unbearably predictable. The first “Maze Runner” movie is one of my favorites, but it seems by the third movie, the creators got burnt out. It’s a wonder how this took two and a half years to produce, as even I could probably produce a movie better than this in a year.


If you are an avid fan of “Maze Runner” who’s been counting down the days till the this film, maybe you’ll enjoy this film, but in no way is this the satisfying conclusion to the trilogy the readers deserved.

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