Starring: Dylan O'Brien, Ki Hong Lee, and Kaya Scodelario
Rated: PG-13 Runtime: 141 min
This is the third and final installment of the Maze Runner series. I couldn’t believe they made a second movie and I watched it. Then the third movie just happened to be the next movie showing that I haven’t seen at the Regal Theater in Fairbanks, Alaska. So ducking out of the darkness of a minus seventeen degree night, I settled in to watch a movie I was hoping to miss.
The story may have made more sense if I had read the book. However, my lot in life is to be a movie critic and not a book critic. Regardless, there was enough of a plot to keep me from wishing I were watching something else. The message of sacrificing a generations to save the future was about as subtle as a brick through the windshield. The acting was as good as could be expected. The effects were pretty good.
Maze Runner: The Death Cure, earns one out of five, Pod Stealing Monkeys. The shaky cam was used to distracting levels otherwise another monkey would have given it their vote. Just a helpful hint about rescuing your friends. If you hijack the flying war ship that was shooting at you. You can use those same weapons against the guys that are holding your friends captive. This is a good film to pass the time while you are waiting in the bus terminal or to watch over someone’s shoulder on a long plain ride.