Maze Runner: The Death Cure, the third film of a series based on the books written by James Dashner, was released in cinemas on January 26th. Just like the first two films, I came out of the movie theater satisfied.
Now, beware! There might be some spoilers.
To start off, the first scene does not disappoint. Right away, you are thrown into a highspeed car chase. Well, not exactly; it’s cars chasing a train. We didn’t have to wait for the action to begin… it started immediately!
Another strong element in the film was the makeup and costumes. More specifically, the costumes of those affected by the plague. From some being affected greatly and being trapped in WCKD’s laboratories, to others being able to maintain its growth yet missing facial features, the makeup surrounding those affected by the plague was, in my opinion, mastered.
As for references to the previous films, I adored the fact that socalled “Grievers” resurfaced, even if they were all just in Minho’s head while WCKD was using him as a lab rat.
The ending was somehow disappointing. In order to really make an impact, a film should often offer the unexpected, which, for some aspects, they did not.
Still, the last scene ended with Thomas making a decision, but with the audience not knowing the answer. This leads to one question: will there be another movie? Ending the film by giving hope is always appreciated.
To sum up, the film surpassed my expectations. Contrarily to the first two films, this one made me shed a few tears.
Originally published in Bandersnatch Vol. 47 Issue 08 on February 7, 2018