Maze Runner: The Death Cure (Movie Review)
In the last installment of the Maze Runner series. Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) leads his friends to save Minho (Ki Hong Lee) from the hands of WCKD. However, he must face an acid test where they must find a way to get into a heavily guarded city and end this once and for all.
Dystopian YA film adaptations has become a hit or miss for production companies that want to follow the footsteps of The Hunger Games Saga. Some tried, but failed in the opening salvo of a series. However, there are also some that still manage to make some noise and provide a decent run for their franchise. One of them is the Maze Runner that gave out a strong start that lied low a little on its sequel but definitely gave out a loud and furious ending in the Death Cure to close the franchise with a bang.
The Death Cure has sure a lot of surprises for the fans of this franchise. Some will give them a reason to smile while other scenes will break their hearts. The film started on a fast paced car-chase scene, and the momentum were completely injected by a huge tank of adrenaline rush. One of its strengths is the momentum rage that didn't hit a low bar. It continues to drift on an exciting pace where viewers will be left breathless on some of the scenes. The moments where you need to take a bathroom break but will make you hold on to your pee to avoid missing a part of film.
Still, you can't take away that some of the scenes were just completely predictable. Where everything is already penned, and that moment will give you a green light for guessing the correct answer for what would happen next. But it doesn't take away the thrill we need to feel in this exciting finale.
The casts surely brought a hand-full of their tricks for this last run. Dylan O'Brien remarkably finished the job after a stunt sidelined him for months while doing this project. He surely embraced his role as Thomas for the last time and gave out a memorable performance. His buddies Thomas Sangster and Ki Hong Lee had their moments to shine, but it was Sangster, who got most of the spotlight this time around. For the ladies, Kaya Scodelario and Rosa Salazar consistently gave out an outstanding portrayal for their fearless roles.
Overall, Maze Runner: The Death Cure made a complete package for the fans to enjoy it for the very last time. It set the bar high right from the very beginning and didn't let go of that gas pedal so the audience can experience a sensational end for this beloved franchise.
Lakwatsera Lovers rates it 9.5 out of 10 stars
Cast: Dylan O'Brien, Ki Hong Lee, Thomas Samgster
Directed by: Wes Ball
Distributed by: 20th Century Fox PH
Opens Tomorrow (January 24) in cinemas nationwide
Experience it in IMAX 3D