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Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018)

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Young hero Thomas embarks on a mission to find a cure for a deadly disease known as "The Flare".

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Wes Ball

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T.S. Nowlin (screenplay by), James Dashner (based upon the novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dylan O'Brien ... Thomas
Ki Hong Lee ... Minho
Kaya Scodelario ... Teresa
Thomas Brodie-Sangster ... Newt
Dexter Darden ... Frypan
Will Poulter ... Gally
Jacob Lofland ... Aris
Rosa Salazar ... Brenda
Giancarlo Esposito ... Jorge
Patricia Clarkson ... Ava Paige
Aidan Gillen ... Janson
Barry Pepper ... Vince
Nathalie Emmanuel ... Harriet
Katherine McNamara ... Sonya
Walton Goggins ... Lawrence
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Storyline

In the epic finale to The Maze Runner Saga, Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary last city, a WCKD controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all. Anyone who makes it out alive will get the answers to the questions the Gladers have been asking since they first arrived in the maze. Will Thomas and the crew make it out alive? Or will Ava Paige get her way?

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Together they fight to the WCKD end. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, language, and some thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 January 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Maze Runner 3 See more »

Filming Locations:

Cape Town, South Africa See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$62,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,167,011, 28 January 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$58,032,443, 3 May 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$284,845,303, 29 April 2018
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2.39 : 1
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A Fitting Finale
31 January 2018 | by ThomasDrufkeSee all my reviews

I'm glad that the filmmakers still found a way to release The Death Cure and not go straight to digital/on demand. It's not that I think this trilogy is among the best post apocalyptic series nor did I really have an ounce of excitement going in, but after Dylan O'Brien had his accident and over 2 years of fans waiting, the ending is here.

If I'm being completely honest, The Death Cure actually served as a perfectly fitting end to an above average young adult series. I don't consider myself a fan per say, but if I was, I'm guessing I would absolutely love this film. It ties up loose ends and finds a way to close out the series in a surprisingly emotional send-off.

It's much different than say The Hunger Games, which ended the series on a completely sour and disappointingly safe note, The Death Cure takes some chances and didn't have the beat for beat moments I expected from a YA adaptation. O'Brien, who is shaping himself out to be a force in this business, provided another solid lead performance and he's surrounded by equally efficient turns from Kaya Scodelario, Aidan Gillen, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Giancarlo Esposito, and Rosa Salazar. None of them take the material too seriously, something the Divergent series had a problem with, but they found a right balance of heart and humor.

It's far from perfect, and for those who don't appreciate a good YA adaptation every once in awhile likely won't find anything here to like, but The Death Cure was immensely better than I expected. Sometimes that's all you need a film to be.

6.9/10


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