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REVIEW: Newest movie in ‘The Maze Runner’ series a huge success

By Emma Exon

Maze Runner: The Death Cure is the final film in the Maze Runner series, but certainly not the least. The movie is action-packed and sure to shock any audience. With plenty of intense scenes and emotional twists, this movie is a must-see.

For those who haven’t followed the trilogy as closely, the Maze Runner series follows the main character Thomas, portrayed by Dylan O’Brien, and his journey to beat WCKD, a company that performs trying tests on children in the name of science.

The movie provides both a thrill and a wave of emotions while leaving the viewer on the edge of their seat and feeling as if they were in the film themselves. However, the action can get a little overwhelming at times. Every good action film has scenes between the fighting where the audience has a chance to catch their breath and process what they have just seen, but with back to back violence and zombies, the death cure seems as if it will never be found.

Lessons about leadership and not giving up are strewn throughout the film, which at times can seem inspirational, as it presents the stamina of the human spirit. For example, love interest Teresa states, “The world is dying if we find a cure that’s the only way this was worth it.” This quote from the movie helps to show the determination of the characters. Additionally, all characters are very opinionated. The work of WCKD is questionable, but their motives seem to be adequate, so it is very hard to develop an opinion of the company, which leaves the viewer questioning their own beliefs.

The Maze Runner: The Death Cure brings back many of the characters we have come to know and love, as well as adding some additional characters to help move the plot. These new characters were very well developed in a short amount of time. For example, a young girl who has been affected by the deadly virus they are trying to cure may seem insignificant, but provides a deeper understanding into the works of WCKD and gives the audience more insight into why they do the seemingly torturous experiments.

As for the ending, the movie wrapped up very abruptly and left much to be desired. It almost seemed as if a fourth movie could be expected, perhaps a prequel, though this is pure speculation.

Bringing in 184 million dollars in box office and with thousands of raving reviews, Maze Runner: the Death Cure is definitely worth the watch. Overall, the film is action packed and leaves the audience questioning everything. I would recommend watching the other films in the series first for clarity, but furthermore, it’s a great way to spend a rainy afternoon with friends.

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