Wes Ball is back to complete the trilogy of the “Maze Runner” with “The Death Cure,” along with Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Love Actually, Godless), Danny O’Brien (Teen Wolf, Deepwater Horizon), Kaya Scodelario (Now is Good, Tiger House), Rosa Salazar (Night Owls, Big Mouth), Kim Hong Lee (Wish Upon, The Mayor), Barry Pepper (True Grit, Saving Private Ryan), Walter Goggins (The Hateful Eight, Justified), Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones, The Lovers), and Patricia Clarkson (The Green Mile, Easy A). Starting where the second film leaves off, Thomas (O’Brien) is trying to break out Minho (Lee) who is being held by the WCKD Corporation. WCKD is trying to find a cure for the flare virus which is turning people into zombies and are holding teens like Minho, who are immune to the virus. After all of the time trying to break out, our heroes now have to break in to save everyone.
Plain and simple: this film is horrible!!! The CGI is good, the acting is OK (as good as the other two installments), but that is it. The film is long at two hours and twenty-five minutes, and forty-five minutes to an hour could easily have been cut out. There are too many moments where they try to add cheap emotion with the cheesy music and bad emotional acting as well as a TON of suspension of disbelief. There were so many moments where I was saying to myself “Really? REALLY???” or just looking down and shaking my head. Just when I though the film was going to wrap up, they add an unnecessary action sequence just to make the film longer. As much as I truly liked the first films, this one is the exact other side of that spectrum. As a matter of fact, this is all the time this film gets on writing my review since they stole enough of it already. So much so to the point that I can say with a fair amount of certainty that this film WILL make my top 10 worst of the year for this year, and it is only January