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Dylan O’Brien – Thomas
Kaya Scodelario – Teresa
Thomas Brodie-Sangster – Newt
Nathalie Emmanuel – Harriet
Dexter Darden – Frypan
Will Poulter – Gally
I saw the first film, and Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials. So I wanted to give this one a pop to round it all off. And wish I hadn’t bothered. Maze Runner: The Death Cure was extremely average at best, providing a good hour or so of entertainment for kids but being consistently dull and depressing throughout. By the time the end credits rolled, I still hadn’t warmed to any of the characters and couldn’t give a shit about what happened to any of them either. This is one of those movies which relies purely on its storyline to break into cinema, and leaves the rest of the production (cast, direction, etc.) to go to hell. Ultimately, the movie becomes a bunch of late teens running around from one place to another whilst screaming a load of rebellious crap at each other and their enemies. Maze Runner: The Death Cure is pure kids’ stuff, but even then it’s quite violent..
It contains enough action to keep younger viewers entertained for 140 minutes, with plenty of firey explosions, life-saving serums and infiltration of the highly guarded WCKD headquarters. Not to mention the mission to make it to the wall of the Last City. I have no doubt fans of the previous movies will enjoy this one, it is every Maze Runner’s treat. But as mentioned above, although great for kids this movie is at times proper violent. Children turning into zombies and eating each other, beating the crap out of each other.. it’s communal bloodshed. And at the same time you have a load of older people sprinting through places waving weapons around. It’s terrible, dark and unnecessary violent. Forget maze running – I’d just run away from this one if I were you.
And Jesus, Scodelario is plain isn’t she!? The actress who plays Teresa (I would quote her role / purpose but honestly am not interested enough to research this) pops up a few times to assist – and hinder – the boys in their mission. And she’s bleak. All I got from the woman was a feeling of utter reluctance, a vibe so mundane that she may aswell have been the on-set cleaning lady. Pale white face, low-energy acting, massive lack of on-screen presence.. holy shit she’s as plain as a Rich Tea biscuit.
Dare I say it, but Scodelario brings the movie down.
I personally found Maze Runner: The Death Cure to be one hell of a dull watch. And tedious to the extreme. But hey, some of you will like it and if you’re a fan – eat it up. Otherwise, run.