Maze Runner: The Death Cure review – Still using the familiar formulation of the previous two, The Death Cure brought an end to the action and fire flames for the Maze Runner series. However, the epicness of the film is both advantages and disadvantages. The characters and stories are poorly developed, as the basis for the action from the beginning to the end of the film.
Category: Action, Fiction
Directed by: Wes Ball
Actors: Dylan O’Brien, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Ki Hong Lee, Kaya Scodelario, Katherine McNamara
Compared to a series of adaptations of teenage novels, which take care of the “love story”, Maze Runner takes a different approach – focusing on acting and keeping The plot is as mysterious as possible. This is evident in the previous two films Maze Runner and The Scorch Trials, with fast-paced “fast-paced” circuits and a series of unanswered questions.
As the final film, The Death Cure must find a way to pin down all these questions, as well as make a full comeback for the series. Fair to say, though halfway and lengthy, the film has at least fulfilled its mission.
Set about six months after the events of The Scorch Trials, the group includes Thomas (Dylan O’Brien), Newt (Thomas Brodie-Sangster), and Frypan (Dexter Darden) are still looking for ways to rescue Minho. (Ki Hong Lee) from WCKD. The group quickly discovers that Minho has been transferred to a secret base located in Last City – the last city of humanity. In order to break into this impregnable fortress, they need the participation of Teresa (Kaya Scodelario), who betrayed the group and made Minho arrested. With an impossible mission in sight, Thomas must race against time to save his loved ones and find out the truth about the pandemic virus.
The biggest advantage of The Death Cure lies in the fast and intense film circuit. The action takes place from the beginning to the end of the film and is skillfully crafted. With a movie costing only $ 62 million, what The Death Cure achieved was so admirable. From skill to production design is no less than the Hollywood blockbusters.
However, due to the final part of The Death Cure must shoulder the task of solving what left the lane in the previous two. This is the weakness of the film. During the course of the two parts before Maze Runner and The Scorch Trials, the characters are pushed into dangerous situations. Continuous sequences of action without any moment of peace to balance the movie or character development. Part 3 must follow the same formula. The dramatic situation that the film created is not effective because after 3 parts of the film, the audience can not stick with any character. The characters themselves do not care who they are, why should the audience to mind?
The plot also has many problems. Named The Death Cure, but the movie won almost all the time to rescue Minho. The story revolves around the doses of the vaccine that can destroy the Fire, saving lives and being pushed to the edge. Conflicts between Thomas and WCKD are expressed through the speaker and the resolution is very short. Promised to answer all the questions of the viewer, The Death Cure just explained the sketchy and lack of equipment. Not only that, this also makes the film is not long enough.
On acting, the young cast fulfilled their role well. Thomas’s Dylan O’Brien remains a hero with a kind heart. Although the emotional depth not too much but still close and persuasive. Brodie-Sangster’s Newt has the brightest moment in the series, closing touching the journey of the character. Minho was impressed but did not have much land.
If you could use a word to play the Maze Runner series then it would be “stable”. All three movies are of equal quality, not too excellent but not too bad. Audiences who have loved the previous two Maze Runners will surely find joy with The Death Cure.