An Honest Opinion – ‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure’ review

Its safe to say I’ve been anticipating the release of ‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure’ since the minute I stepped out of the cinema, after seeing ‘Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials’ around two years ago. There was a tiny part of me that was worried that I might be left feeling the tiniest bit disappointed if the movie wasn’t everything I wanted it to be after all this time, however it ended up being everything I wanted and more. Although it was a long wait, it was certainly well worth it.

The third and final instalment in the ‘Maze Runner’ franchise follows Thomas and fellow gladers in their attempt to rescue Minho from WCKD’s possession, break into the last city and put a stop to WCKD altogether. Along the way, they come in contact with both old “friends” and enemies.

I’d certainly say, expect the unexpected with this movie. If you think someone is dead, surprise – they’re probably alive, if you think someone is alive, surprise – they’re probably dead, if you think someone is immune from the deadly flare virus, surprise – they’ve got the flare. Turns out the gladers can in fact trust the people they thought they couldn’t, and couldn’t trust the people they thought they could. Is your mind blown yet? Confusing I now, but it’s absolutely worth it.

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There were so many moments where I was literally on the edge of my seat, thinking ‘there’s no way they can get out of this one, they’re literally screwed, they’re done for’, the type of scenes where you almost can’t bare to watch but also can’t take your eyes off it.

Without spoiling it for you, the ending of the film (while so fitting to the series as a whole) completely ripped what was left of my already broken, dishevelled heart right out of my chest. I was an emotional wreck.

As always, the entire cast were absolutely insane throughout the entirety of this movie. I felt every second of their pain, emotion and especially adrenaline; my heart was beating so fast at points. I genuinely could not imagine Thomas being played by anyone else other than Dylan O’Brien. Although he probably could have stood still and in silence for the entire two hours and I still would’ve said he was great, he quite literally portrayed the role of Thomas phenomenally in this movie, as in the previous two. I’m so glad he made a speedy recovery too after an incident while filming.

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It’s worth mentioning that Thomas Brodie Sangster (Newt) also had me crying like a little bitch. Just when I though Chuck’s death, in the first movie, had hurt, this somehow seemed to hurt ten times worse. I genuinely did not think that was possible, but his portrayal of Newt was also phenomenal.  

As for the rest of the cast (Kaya Scodelario, Ki Hong Lee, Will Poulter, Dexter Darden, Rosa Salazar and Giancarlo Esposito – just to name a few), these guys are what make the film so gripping and intense. You can just tell they gave everything they had when shooting those scenes.

Never in my life have I been so shook by a film, there quite literally was a surprise around every corner. Even after reading the book several times (although that was some time ago), the little twists incorporated into the movie made it even more intense. The producers and cast have somehow managed to take what was already a gripping book and make it into an even more incredible film.

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The ’Maze Runner’ series means so much to me and has been such a massive part of my life over the past few years. I initially wanted to see the original movie, ‘The Maze Runner’, because I was a little bit in love with Dylan O’Brien after watching ‘Teen Wolf’ and ‘The First Time’ and needed more of him in my life. After being absolutely in awe of the movie, I asked for the collection of books for Christmas and quickly made my way through them. They certainly aren’t the type of books I would normally go for, but I loved them nonetheless. ‘The Scorch Trials’ did not disappoint either and since then I have been waiting rather impatiently for this movie. It completely did the incredible books justice. Wes Ball is an absolute genius and I cannot thank him enough for turning what was already fantastic in to something even more incredible.

I cannot urge you enough to go see this movie while it’s out in cinemas (if you’ve seen the first two instalments). I can guarantee you won’t be disappointed.

Thanks for reading,

Emily X

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